You can use your existing Medical Independent, MediLearning or PharmacistCPD account to log in.


Medicalindependent.ie is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.


The benefits of registering: only registered users:
  • receive the ecCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • have automatic access to our free CPD sites.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz.

Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

Download the new Mindo app for both IOS & Android.

  • Get notified when a story goes live
  • Access Premium Content
  • Read Offline
 
[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-public"]
[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-mobile-public"]

You are reading 1 of 2 free-access articles allowed for 30 days

Rise in international doctors in training initiative

By Dermot - 02nd Nov 2020 | 5 views

There are 156 doctors working in the Irish health service as part of the International Medical Graduate Training Initiative (IMGTI), according to figures provided by the HSE to the Medical Independent. This figure represents a small increase on 2019/2020 when the number was 153.

In 2020/2021 some 60 doctors commenced the scholarship programme, which is a small increase on 2019/2020 (57) and 2018/2019 (48). These international trainees are from Sudan and Pakistan. In 2020/2021 there were also 17 “fully sponsored” doctors commencing on the scheme, compared to 28 in 2019/2020. These doctors are from the Middle East “eg, Saudi Arabia and Oman”, according to the HSE.

Asked for a breakdown of the hospitals and Hospital Groups where the international trainees have been appointed, the HSE’s spokesperson said the “doctors are based in a variety of hospitals throughout Ireland”.

The IMGTI “provides one possible route for overseas doctors wishing to undergo structured postgraduate medical training within the public health service in Ireland”, according to the HSE website. The purpose of the training initiative is to enable overseas trainees to “gain access to clinical experiences and training that they cannot get in their own country, with a view to enhancing and improving the individual’s medical training and learning and in the medium- to long-term, the health services in their own countries”.

Separately, in September the IMO announced it had convened an international doctors’ group aligned to its NCHD committee. The first meeting of the working group took place amid increasing mobilisation of international doctors who are frustrated about lack of access to training posts, among other issues.

Leave a Reply

[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-public-2"]
[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-mobile-public-2"]
Latest Issue
The Medical Independent – 24 June 2021

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

[the_ad_placement id="main-mpu-public"]
Most Read
[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-public-2"]
[the_ad_placement id="main-ldb-mobile-public-2"]