General Practice: A Flexible and Fulfilling Career

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Thinking About a Career in General Practice?

General Practice offers you a rewarding and fulfilling career, a life with you in control, with vast opportunities to specialise in the area of medicine you want to follow. A life with the support of your colleagues, and the time to spend with your family and friends.

It’s never been a better time to become a GP in Ireland. GPs have even more scope to specialise, expand and define their role in the community and at the heart of the Irish healthcare services.

Make a Real Difference

  • Be a GP and make a genuine difference to the lives of people and communities.
  • Watch your patients grow and recover, adapt and change.
  • Be part of a team that makes a difference to an individual by listening, helping and being passionate about their care and their lives.
  • Enjoy the diversity.
  • Be a listener.
  • Be a problem-solver.

Enjoy a Balanced Life

  • Be a GP and control your hours, define your day.
  • Protect your time to learn and work to live, not live to work.
  • Enjoy a life with independence and flexibility.
  • Have a family-centred lifestyle in the heart of your community.

Be a Generalist and a Specialist

  • Be a GP and be a diagnostic powerhouse, challenged by every patient who walks through your door.
  • In any one day, diagnose a wide variety of conditions, from heart disease to depression, minor surgery and paediatrics – helping patients with all medical presentations.
  • Partake in lifelong learning, with CME, supportive professional networks and opportunities to develop special interests.

Download 2024 Prospectus

Want to learn more? Download our 2024 prospectus for details on GP training at the Irish College of GPs.

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