In this article, we will briefly discuss Irish Medical Council Registration Requirements for Pakistani and Non-EU doctors and PRESS exemption.

PRESS exemption and Registration requirements for the general category of Irish Medical Council have changed from September 2015. In my opinion, it has been made better and more reliable, although it costs more.

Step No 1: Document verification

Now you have to verify your documents through epic. ( https://www.ecfmgepic.org/ ). EPIC is an organization which verifies medical credentials and directly send them to medical councils. Austrailian medical council and US Medical Councils already use this portal.  Now Irish Medical Council has also started to use EPIC since September 2015.
If you want to apply for PRESS exemption and registration with Irish Medical Council then have your documents verified through EPIC. Once your documents are verified, tell EPIC to send a verification report to Irish medical council, but first start the registration process with Irish Medical Council, when they ask you for verification report, then tell EPIC to send them the report.

Step 2: Get an overall 7 band in IELTS.

Try and Try again to get the required band.

Step 3: Submit the registration fee and proceed with the registration, tell them your EPIC account ID.


Step 4: Wait for their response.


Step 5: Send them Good standing certificate via your respective Medical Council (For example, PMDC for Pakistan).


Step 6: Wait for their response.


You are done :)

We will update this article on a regular basis as we get new information. Please comment below if you want to share your experience or if you have any question.

Sincerely
Dr. Adil Ramzan
Dr Adil Ramzan



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  1. I am seeking registration in medical council of ireland after getting varified my credentials from ecfmg, i have submitted my application form with good standings to irish medical council, recieved response email and refrence number, and they deducted the fee but since one week the status on my online acount coming as awaiting documents, do you have any idea about it, that how much time they are going to take for decision. allready generated report to them by ecfmg

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    1. My friend has same status, i will let you know when his status change, but it may take up to 24 weeks. Okay

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    2. posted a question about ths before, no reply!

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  2. hi, is that all required? No examinations?? like PLAB? don't get it really doc.

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    1. NO NOT FOR IRELAND. IF YOU FULFILL THEIR CRITERIA THERE IS NO EXAM.

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    2. okay adil, please what are the criteria? i just dont have full information on ireland and dont know where to find exact info

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  3. i have applied and submitted everything likee epic,good standing, ielts. my online account says "under assessment" since a month. do u have any idea how much time would they take to reach a decision

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  4. Aoa. I would like to clarify one thing. its written on the epic website that Certificate of Experience should be send from PMDC to irish medical council. Initially it was recommended to get it as early as possible as it takes alot of time. i have got one with me now. So im confused how to go about it? and do we have to send notarised copy of ielts to irish medical council ?

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    1. No, verified experience certificate is sent by EPIC to IMC, PMDC has to send the good standing certificate. Not the experience certificate to IMC, now you must have to verify the experience certificate and degree via EPIC. and EPIC directly send it to IMC.

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    2. o this is really bad i should have known better. i was guided wrong. i will put it up on epic website. thank you

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    3. you have to pay fee to EPIC and ask them to send the report to IMC.

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  5. Salam. Plz tell me how do I start registration with irish medical council before verfication via EPIC? as you have mentioned "but first start the registration process with Irish Medical Council, when they ask you for verification report, then tell EPIC to send them the report."?

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  6. Salam. Could you plz explain me procedure for initiating registration from irish medical council (with PRES exemption) before credentials being verified from EPIC? As you have mentioned "but first start the registration process with Irish Medical Council, when they ask you for verification report, then tell EPIC to send them the report."
    Thank you

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  7. First get your credential verified via EPIC, and mean while get your IELTs done. You can't start the registration process with IMC without having your credentials verfied via EPIC.

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  8. Aoa i have got a response for EPIC to pay PMDC fees for document verification. I have called PMDC a gazillion times on this no 0519106169 but no body picks up on this number. i have called almost 35 times. Main reception says this is the department which will tell you how much money has to be submitted. Can any one please shed light on this, thank you

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    1. you need to visit PMDC, complain to registrar, EPIC give you a tracking code, its of FEDEX, using this tracking code, check the date of delivery, and take the delivery proof with you to PMDC. Once my friend's application was never processed by the PMDC because the his documents remained at the reception and never forwarded to varificaiton dept. we checked all the mails in the reception and find the documents and forwarded them.

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