IMGs in Ireland/UK

Guide For Physicians and Surgeons for Irish/UK Pathway


Acceptable Internship/House Job Rotations


Here are the details of duration and type of clinical rotations acceptable by the Irish Medical Council.

  • Internship/House Job should be Continuous 12 months rotation.
  • 3 months in General Medicine and 3 Months in General Surgery is mandatory.

Following specialties must not be less than 2 months and more than 4 months.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology

Following are lists of specialties that are acceptable.

Anesthesia: Anesthesia.

Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology/Pediatrics.

Medicine: General Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dermatology, Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, Gastroenterology, Genito-urinary Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Tropical Medicine.

Surgery: General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, Oral & Maxillo- Facial Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Reconstructive &Aesthetic Surgery, Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, Urology.

Psychiatry: Psychiatry, Psychiatry of old age, Psychiatry of Learning Disability, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Radiology: Radiology, Radiation Oncology.

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medicine.



308 thoughts on “Internship and Clinical Rotations Criteria

  1. I have done my house job as
    3 months general medicine
    1.5 months nephrology
    1.5 months respiratory
    6 months Ona n gynea
    Is this acceptable??
    I have done my epic verification for Australia so the same I’d works or I have to set an account plzzzhelp
    Thanks in advance

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Sorry for replying this late!
      I am afraid this would not be accepted by IMC as 3 months General Medicine and 3 Months General Surgery is must. Please read guideline at this website for further detail.
      Thanks for your question!

      • I have done house job as.

        2 month Paediateics
        3 months general medicine
        1 month dermatology

        And in surgery i have done 3 months general surgery

        2 months emergency department

        1 month opthalmology

        Am i eligible for ireland?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          No one month is not acceptable !

          • Asalamalikum. My house job rotation 3 months general surgery with 3 month accident and emergency. 3 months general medicine with 3 months cardiology is this acceptable

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Yes !

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Unfortunately 1 month is not accepted

          • Hi…I have done my house job in
            General surgery 3months
            Gynae and Obs 3months
            Nephrology 3months
            General medicine 4months(with a gap of 1month)
            Is this acceptable?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Get your medicine 4 months without gap to 3 months and you are fine then. If not then seek help from imc if they accept this gap if you give them authentic reason!

          • Aamir Iqbal

            My house job certificate pattern is;
            1. Accident Emergency & Trauma 3 months
            2.General Surgery 3 months
            3. Gastroenterology 3 months
            4. General Medicine 3 months
            Will the IMC accept the title of “Accident Emergency & Trauma” as this title is not mentioned in IMC recommended titles.
            I have tried my best to change this title into IMC recommended title but unfortunately refused to do so.
            Kindly tell me alternative solution for that in case the title is not acceptable to IMC . Thanking you

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Hopefully this would be accepted! Check with them by calling. If they say no then you must change it for registration. Thanks

      • Sidra Abdul

        How to Re make certificate with the rotations according to Ireland ? should contact the teaching hospital or Pmc ?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Contact your teaching hospitals HOD of respective wards and request them to make it according to Ireland criteria accordingly. Thanks

          • Syed Farhan Ali Shah

            Hi i have done my house job as
            3 months in general medicine
            3 months medical icu
            3 months General surgery
            1.5 months Orthopedics
            1.5 months plastic burn and reconstructive surgery
            Will this pattern be acceptable?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Less then 2 months not accepted unfortunately!

          • Bismah Ejaz

            Hi, I have done 3 months rotation in Medicine, 3 months rotation in Surgery, 3 months in Pediatrics and 3 months in ENT. Will it be acceptable by IMC?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Yes but change ENT to required word as mentioned in posts. Thanks

      • Dr. Abdullah Masood

        Good day!
        I have done my house job as
        3 months general surgery
        3 months internal medicine
        3 months paediatrics
        2 months Obs/gyn
        1 month anesthesia
        i did my housejob from 2019 till 2020 and worked as a medical officer in family medicine for 2 years right after.
        If i do my 1 month more of rotation in anesthesia will i be eligible to apply?
        My IELTs is also valid

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          1 month is not accepted! Integrate it with gyne/ obs if possible!

      • Dr naeem

        I have two rotations of 1-1 months
        In Casuality department
        In I.C.U.
        As they are not mentioned in list given by IMC so am i eligible?
        I have done 3months general medicine,3 months general surgery,2 months paediatrics, 2 months burns surgery, 1 month ICU, 1 month Casuality..
        Kindly tell that am i eligible

      • Hi ..I have done
        3 months general med .
        1.5 months derma
        1.5 months peads
        3 months general surgery
        1.5 months gynae n ob’s
        1.5 months ENT..
        Is it acceptable

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Unfortunately no!
          3 month med and surgery are ok! But not 1.5 months!

          • Muhammad Asif

            Hello, I have 3 months each in General Medicine, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Paeds. Is this acceptable?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan


      • Raza shah

        3months gynaecology and obs
        3months general surgery
        6 months general medicine is acceptable for

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Yes acceptable!

          • Fatima Zahid

            Sir i have done
            3 months General medicine
            3 months general surgery
            3months gynae & obs
            3months Chest & TB.
            Is it acceptable?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Keep that respiratory medicine and you will be alright! Thanks

      • Hello sir good day.
        I have done my house job in 2 month general medicine.
        2 months gastroenterology
        2 months paeds
        3 months general surgery
        3 month gyne. Is it acceptable ???

      • Assalamalaikum. I have done my house job as 3 month General medicine, 3 months Nephrology, 3 months General Surgery and 3 months Cardiac Surgery.Is this sccepted?
        As it is mentioned Cardiothoracic surgery not cardiac surgery.
        Please answer my query

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          They are strict with wording. They will accept what is written. Rest are fine but get information from them regarding cardiac surgery! Thanks

      • Shakil Ur Rehman

        I have done house job 3 months general medicine,3 months genral surgry,3 months orthopedic ,2 months peads and 1 month cardiolgy .does this acceptable..if 1 month cardilogy is not acceptable 1.5 mnths is acceptable?
        Kindly reply me TIA?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

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    • Hey !
      Did your rotation get accepted by IMC ??

      • Ahsan Zeeshan

        Who you are asking Dr Maria?? Kindly elaborate your question.

        • Dr Ruba Imran

          i did my 3 months training in general surgery
          3 months in emergency and trauma
          3 months in general medicine
          1 month in paeds
          1 month in icu
          1 month in ccu
          my teaching hospital said to me that they will ammend my certificate dates like 2 months icu and 1 month paeds so will that be acceptable? by imc?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Unfortunately 1 month is not acceptable!

  2. Prageeth

    Dear Asan,
    I am a doctor from Sri Lanka,
    I wish to migrate to Ireland
    Please guide me.
    I have OET
    my internship 6 month medicine and 6 month obstetrics and gynaecology
    Not medicine
    Can I go for general registration

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      You’ll have to fulfill the internship criteria. Obs/gyn should not be more than 4 months. So unfortunately, it may not be acceptable.

      • Aoa, 3 months medicine, 3 months surgery, 3 onths cardiology and 3 month s orthopedic surgery acceptable?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Yes Dr Ismail acceptable! Go for it. Take guidance from this website.
          Good luck

  3. Is cardiovascular surgery acceptable as an allied of Gen surgery.kindly inform me.

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Sarim! Please refer to the guidelines mentioned above. If you don’t find your rotation up there, please email or call IMC directly to seek guidance.


  4. Amir Masaud

    If someone has done clinical rotations for 6 months in general medicine and 6 months in general surgery, will he/she be eligible for exemption criteria??

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes Amir!

      It is accepted. Go for it !


      • Dr mareena

        Hello ,AOA I’ve done 3 month gen surgery, 03 month gen medicine , 3 months neurology and 3 month radiology.. am I eligible??

  5. Dr chaand bibi

    Hi. Can you please tell me the difference between PMC full license and PMC practical/experience certificate?
    Secondly, I have done 3 months rotation in the following wards during my housejob; gen medicine, cardiology, ENT and A&E. is this acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes this is acceptable!
      Please refer to above post for further assistance for rotation criteria regarding what exact wording they require.

      Thank you

      • I have done

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Yes you can add 3 months anaesthesia !

          • But many people say anesthesia is considered as rotation of medicine you cannot do it as allied for surgery kindly confirm it?

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            They consider it as both med and surgery! Please double check to avoid delays. Thanks

  6. Dr Tariq

    My rotation are

    3months in general surgery
    3month in urology
    3month in general medicine
    2month in paediatric
    1 month in Accident and emergency

    Will my housejob accepted for Ireland

    Plz help

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Dr Tariq!

      All your rotations are fine except paediatric and A&E. Please refer to above guidelines for further assistance!

      Thank you!

  7. Sir clinical rotation with 3 months in general medicine
    3 months cardiology
    3 months genral surger
    1 month orthopaedic
    1 month neuro surgery
    1 month urology
    Is it acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Faiq!

      Unfortunately! 1 month rotation is not accepted by IMC!


  8. Dr Sarim Farooq

    Is vascular surgery acceptable according to their housejob rotation pattern as an allied ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Saim

      Refer to above criteria! If you didn’t find your rotation up there then kindly seek guidance from IMC directly.


  9. Hello. My internship is of twelve months uninterrupted with the next pattern:
    – surgery 2,5 months
    – internal medicine 2,5 months
    – gynaecology and obstetrics 2,5 months
    – paediatrics 2,5 months
    – family medicine 2 months

    This means that my internship won’t be accepted.

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      It has to follow Irish Council’s requirements as listed in the above post.

  10. Dr house

    I need your contact number please

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Review all the details here and you may ask questions here too. I’ll respond as able

  11. Syeda Umbreen

    Hello , Can you tell me if i do my 3months in Medical ICU during Internship it will be accepted by Irish Medical Council or not?

  12. Kindly be informed that I did my MBBS from china and I graduated in 2015 July. I have one year pre-graduation internship from 2014-2015 ( 3 months in Medicine, 3 months in Surgery, 3 months in Pediatrics and 3 months in Obs/Gynae ).

    From 2015 November until now, I am working in Fitness to Practice Section in Department of Healthcare professions at Ministry of Public Health-Qatar. Along with my job, I have completed my Master degree in Clinical Research and completed 1 year FISQua and published some papers.

    As I mentioned above and I don’t have any professional gap but I do have clinical gap, I would like to ask that am I eligible to register with Irish Medical Council after passing OET/IELTS

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,

    Best Regards

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Hassan!

      Unfortunately, China is not on list of exemption criteria!
      You have to appear in PRES exam to get IMC registration.


  13. I have taken a gap of 20 days during my gyne obs internship. So is it accepted in for PRES exam pathway to get Irish medical licence?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Mahum!

      1 year continuous housejob is required. I recommend please contact IMC directly for guidance on this.

      Thanks !

  14. is medical icu rotation for 3 months acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Please refer to above guidelines or contact IMC directly!


  15. Qazi Talal Ali

    Hi i completed my house job from Pakistan in PMC recognised institute by rotating it each department of general medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology and psychiatry for 3 month (each). Am i eligible to apply for irish general registration (exemption from PRES)

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes you can apply. Read all guidelines on this website! Go for it! Good Luck

      • Dr javed

        Sir my house job is 3 month in genral medicine and 3 month in general surgery .3 month me pediatric medicine and 3 month in pediateic surgery …more over there is gap period of 25 days between genral medicinw and genadal surgery house job it accceptable

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Rotations are ok but they wont accept gaps in b/w hj ! Take guidance from them as well on this. Thanks

  16. I have 3month urology 3 month neurology 3month gen surgery and 3 month gen Medicin.. Is it acceptable pattern

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Ali!

      Yes this is acceptable! Please refer to above guidelines for further assistance.


  17. Ghulam mustafa

    I did 6 months rotation in pediatric medicine ,3 months in pediatric surgery and 3 months in internal medicine .is my house job acceptable for IMC registration?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      3 months General Surgery is must!

      Please refer to above guidelines!


  18. If there’s a gap of 1 year in housjob rotations..4months done than a gap of 1ueat followed by remaining 8months.
    Also if under surgery minor rotations instead of opthalmic surgery “opthalmology “ is written..
    The house job gap is due to maternity.
    Will these thing hinder IMC registration?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Neha!
      As far as I know continuous 1 year housejob is required ! Please contact IMC directly for guidance!

      Its better to have Ophthalmic Surgery written.


    • Did they accept ophthalmology in IMC? How did it go?

  19. Qaseem Rehman

    Hi. I need to ask about my internship/ experience certificate as it says:

    3x Months in General Medicine
    2x Months in Paeds
    1x Month in Psychiatry
    3x Months in General Surgery
    2x Months in Anesthesia
    1x Month in Orthopedics & Trauma

    Is this distribution acceptable for the registration of IMC.

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Qaseem!

      Your 3 months General Medicine and 3 Months General Surgery are ok. 1 or 2 months are not accepted by IMC. Please refer to above guidelines and contact IMC directly.


      • Qaseem Rehman

        Well Thank you Brother for ur guidance. It means they need 3 months complete rotation in other speciality as well?
        Like 3 months in Anesthesia and 3 months in Paediatrics along with 3, 3 months in Gen Med & Surg…
        Can u also tell me a link for IMC site which can reply at least. Cz I have been asking same about my certificate from
        ‘’ and ‘’ but they didn’t reply yet.

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          You can have 2 months also but only in some specialities mentioned above. Any exp less then 2 months is not accepted. Try calling them please.


  20. Syed Imran Haider

    Hi I have done 06 months in orthopaedic surgery
    And 06 months in general medicine
    I am also done with my FCPS orthopaedic surgery Training of 5 years
    In which general surgery almost 14 months and then urology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery each 03 months rotation ..I am fed up in Pakistan I want to come kindly guide me.. thank you in advance

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Imran!

      Unfortunately! You need to have 3 months in General Medicine for registration!
      Your other options are MRCS to get IMC/GMC registration.


  21. Aoa
    My rotatons are
    3mo Gen medicine
    3mo Gen surgery
    3mo Eye
    3mo Dermatology
    Is this accepatble?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes this is acceptable. Keep your eye rotation as Ophthalmic Surgery and you are good to go.
      Go through this website whenever you need guidance in your registration pathway.

      • AOA! Is it necessary to write ophthalmic surgery? In house job experience letter it is written as ophthalmology, is that acceptable?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Hopefully they will accept because I have heard from some people that they accept Ophthalmology . But please double check with them before applying by giving them a call. If they dont pick call and its easy for you to get it change then do that to save time. Hope its clear


    • Did they accept ophthalmology?

    • Asslamoaleykum
      I have done my housejob in following rotation
      3 months
      3 months general medicine
      3 months gynecology
      3 months dermatology
      Is it acceptable ?.

      • Ahsan Zeeshan

        Yes acceptable! Go for it!
        Take guidance from this web if any issues !

  22. My housejob pattern is
    2 month general med
    1 month nephro
    1 month gastro
    1 month medical icu
    2 month genral surgery
    2 month obgyn
    1 month plastic surgery
    1 month ER

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately that would not be acceptable as per above guidelines because you need 3 months general med and general surgery . And rotations less then 2 are not acceptable
      And they need 12 months. Yours is 11 months

      • Hi, i have done rotations of house job as following
        1.5months pediatics
        1.5 months pulmonology
        3months gen medicine
        1.5month gap due to medical leave
        3months gen surgery
        1.5months eye
        1.5months ent
        After house job i did additional 2.5months gynae and obs rotation with a gap of 2months
        Am i eligible?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Rotations less then 2 months not acceptable!

          • So there are no other alternative for meeting the criteria of IMC hj. I cabt change the roatations now after this much gap. Any leads would be appreciated

          • Ahsan Zeeshan

            Unfortunately No ! You have to ho through exams then !

  23. Ali Khan

    Hello. I graduated from China with a degree in medicine and surgery in 2021 and afterwards completed a one year internship in Pakistan at a teaching hospital. 3 months in general surgery 3 months in General medicine 2 months in Anesthesia 2 months in psychiatry and 2 months in Pediatrics. I also gave my IELTS in the academic module and got an 8 band score. Will be eligible for license or not?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes you are eligible if your college in china is on world medical school directory and you have full licence from pakistan after housejob.


  24. ophthalmology is mentioned on my experience certificate ,would that be acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      It is better to have Ophthalmic Surgery written to avoid any hastles.


      • Dr. Syed Hassnain Zafar

        As Salam o Alaikum.
        Neither Ophthalmology nor Ophthalmic Surgery is written on my house job experience certificate. Instead it is written as ‘Eye Unit 3’. Is it acceptable?

      • My house job rotation is 3 months medicine;
        3 months surgery, three months paediatrics and 3 months obstetrics and gynaecology. Will this be accepted?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      If you have already sent to EPIC for verification then my advice would be to wait until they ask you that we wont accept it. Hopefully they will because now a days they are accommodating. But please make sure send them correct on first place to avoid further delays!


      • Dr Sadia

        If the internship certificate accepted by EPIC, is it guaranteed that it would be accepted by IMC?

    • Did you get IMC on ophthalmology? How did it go?

  25. Muhamad haris

    General medicine 3 months.
    Anesthesia in plastic surgery 3 months

    General surgery 3months
    Plastic surgery 3 months.

    Is this acceptable for IMC and GMC registration?

  26. Dr.Muntaha

    Hello I just want tk confirm if i have done 3 months housejob in Preventive peadiatrics…will this be acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Dr It will be good if you convert to simple paediatrics. If you cant them take advice from IMC by calling them directly or by email.


  27. Hi if we have internship certificate in format of 6 months medicine and allied and 6 mo the surgery and allied will it work for imc

  28. I want to ask ENT 3 months rotation accepted?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes accepted but change the name of ENT to as advised above.

      • Dr Maria

        Hi .
        I have done
        3Months Medicine
        3 months anaesthesia
        3 months dermatology
        3 months ENT ( what to change in place of ent ,do tell plx)


        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Please change ent to as mentioned above name to prevent further delays!

  29. Bafin Peter

    Hi, this is from Indian medical student completed internship in the period of 12 months which includes General medicine 45 days
    General surgery 45 days
    Psychiatry 15 days
    Anaesthesia 15 days
    Obg/gyn 60 days
    Paediatric 30 days
    Orthopaedic 30 days
    ENT 15 days
    Ophthalmology 15 days
    Emergency medicine 15 days
    Radiology 15 days
    Community medicine 60 days
    Will it be acceptable for imc and gmc registration?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      These rotations are not accepted by IMC! Please take guidance from GMC directly if this is accepted by them!

      Thanks for your message!

  30. Hamza Javaid

    I have done rotations
    3 months general medicine
    3 months Neuromedicine
    3 months genral surgery
    3 months orthopedics and traumatology
    My question is are my rotations acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes this would be acceptable! Please confirm about Neuro medicine wording if they want Some other wording in case !


  31. Dr Riffat

    Hi i did hj in general medcine 3 months
    Icu 3 months
    Ophthalmic surgery 3 months
    General surgery 3 months
    Icu rotation is acceptable for imc?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes this would be acceptable! Regarding ICU rotation it would be acceptable but please give quick call to IMC what wording they will accept.


  32. Ali khan

    on house job certificate only General Surgery and allied specialties and General Medicine and allied specialties is written, how do IMC verify rotations?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear Ali
      The word Allied written on certificate is not accepted by IMC. IMC verify it via EPIC and EPIC verify through PMC. PMC verify through your hospital. Please read all guidelines. Every step mentioned with detail.


  33. Pls Will 2 years internship in Anesthesiology and Reanimation be accepted ?

  34. Dr Yasir

    I have done rotations
    3 months medicine-
    3 months surgery
    3 month paediatrics
    3 months orthopaedics
    But there is a Gap in between rotations
    Like i have completed housejob in 13 months instead of 12 months beacuse after completing 1 rotation didnot join the next rotation on time with a gap of few days——would this be acceptable

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      This would be acceptable if you give valid reason to them. Lets say any health issues! Its better if your hospital remove that 1 month gap. You can request clerks or consultant of your hospital who are helpful. Thanks

  35. Hy . I need a little help for imc registration .i did house job in 2017 and 3 months rotation in pulmonology .my hiuse job certificate shows pulmonology . The experience certificate for imc require respiratory medicine . Wht should i do now ? Plz help .

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Thanks for your comment!
      It is advisable to have respiratory medicine written on your certificate to avoid further delays! But you can take advise by calling them directly!

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      They might accept because it is observed that they are being bit flexible but you have to confirm it from them directly! If they confirm that they accepted then please do comment back here so it would be helpful for others here !

  36. Hy . I need a little help for imc registration .i did house job in 2017 and 3 months rotation in pulmonology .my house job certificate shows pulmonology . The experience certificate for imc require respiratory medicine . Wht should i do now ? Plz help .

  37. Umaira Irfan

    Pakistani graduates are exempted from PRES? Kindly guide

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes exempted !whose house-jobs are after 2009.

      • If house job is before 2009, then how to register?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Press exam or alternate pathways for which please visit IMC website. Thanks

  38. Ahmad Awan

    i did my 6 months rotation in General Medicine and 6 months in General Surgery. is my rotations acceptable?

  39. I have done my housejob in following wards, is it acceptable of irish medical council.
    Thanks in advance
    3 month General medicine
    3 month General surgery
    2 month radiology
    2 month orthopedics
    1 month ICU
    1 month Department of casualty

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Thanks for message!

      Your med surgery and radiology rotations are fine. Ortho should be 3 months. 1 month rotation is not acceptable
      Try to get them changed if possible!

      • IMC will not accept my internship?
        How do I change now

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          3 months Gen Surgery
          3 Months Gen Medicine
          3 Months Ortho
          3 Months Accidental and Emergency medicine
          You can do like this! Also ICU is not accepted by IMC

      • 3 month of ortho is not written above as mandatory.

  40. Hello sir, i have my housejob certificate with just orthopedic surgery written on it, is it acceptable or i have to write trauma and orthopaedic surgery on it? Thankyou

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      It is advisable to change it please to prevent further delays!

      • Saira Asghar

        Hello sir,I have done my housejob in following wards
        3month general medicine
        3month Allied medicine
        3 month general surgery
        3 month Allied surgery
        Is it acceptable for imc?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Please elaborate which allied med and surgery?
          Please make sure you have no Allied word written on your certs!


  41. Muhammad Hamza

    I want to know,ICU allied is acceptable for the registration or not? Thanks

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately IMC is not accepting ICU rotations acc to my knowledge . But please ask them directly may be they will consider.

  42. Waqar Ahmed

    Hello sir,I have done my housejob in following wards
    6 month general medicine
    3 month general surgery
    45 days rotation in Orthopedics
    45 Days rotation in Plastics
    Is it acceptable for imc?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Your med rotation is fine. If possible add your ortho and plastic days to general surgery and make it 6 months as well. Then you are ok to go. 45 days are not acceptable unfortunately

  43. Dr Aftab

    I have done
    3 months General surgery
    3 months ENT
    3 months General medicine
    3 months ICU/CCU
    will it be acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Change ent word to as mentioned above. Change icu to anaesthesia and you are fine then!
      This is not accepted by imc

  44. Do IMC accept Cardiac Surgery rotation for 3 months. My housejob certificate has “cardiac surgery” written on it. It is not written as “cardiothoracic surgery”

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      That would be fine! Please give a quick call to imc just to be sure! Thanks

  45. Imran shad

    Do IMC accept Paediatrics nursery as a rotatiom for 3 months ?? Although ( Paediatrics / pediatric nursery) is written on my housejob certificate.. would that be fine ??

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately this wording is not in criteria! Please keep it paediatrics !

  46. Hello
    I have 2 housejib exoeriences from two different hospitals. On 1 certificate my rotations written as Medicine and Pediatrics and on other cerificate my rotations written as General Surgery and Otolaryngology.
    My querry is if on my experince certificate PMC mention “Medicine” and with surgery they mention “General Surgery”. Kindly tell me is this acceptable by imc or i have to make sure that both rotations should be written with word “General”.
    Thank you in advance

  47. 3months general Medicine
    3 months cardiology
    3months general surgery
    3months in anesthesia
    Is that acceptable please reply i’ve to take anesthesia joining tomorrow?

  48. Hi. I have ‘gynae & obs’ written on my housejob certificate rather than ‘Obstetrics and Gynecology’. Would that be a problem in acceptance?

  49. 3 months in General surgery,3 months in ICU,3 months in General surgery and 3 months in Radiology.Is that acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Please change ICU to anaesthesia and then its ok. ICU is not accepted !

  50. How to contact IMC?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Call email and also you can fill the form to contact them.
      You can find all this on contact section of IMC website

  51. Dr. Moazzam

    Asslam o Alykum Dr. Ahsan Zeeshan!!

    I am graduated from China and got my PMC license. Did one year house job here in Pakistan. I have done my house job rotations in 3 months Surgery, 3 months medicine, 3 months psychiatry and 3 months in Ophthalmology. Am I eligible for registration???

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes you are eligible! Just male sure to change word ophthalmology to Ophthalmic Surgery in your experience to avoid delays !
      Good luck

  52. Hi sir. 4 month general medicine 4 month general surgery
    2 month anesthesia and 2 months cardiology is it acceptable ?

  53. Assalam Alaikum,
    I have 4 months in general medicine, 2 months pediatrics, 3 months ent and 3 months general surgery. Is it acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Acceptable! Change ENT word to appropriate word mentioned above! Thanks

  54. Hi sir
    3 months of General Surgery
    3 months of cardiothoracic surgery
    3 months of Radiology
    3 months of Internal Medicine.
    My PMC experience certificate mentions internal medicine instead of Generla medicine. Is there any problem with it? or is it acceptable?

  55. Hello sir,

    Want to know that my house job period is between 1st nov 2008 to 31oct 2009. So it is acceptable for registration?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dear dr Salam You will get exemption if you have housejob completed after 2009. Please get guidance from IMC and when you know the exact time! Please reply here as well. Better is to calm them directly. Thanks.

      • Thank you for quick reply and SURE i will post here, sir can you guide me where is in website, we write this query or question? like email address etc? , and also want to know that I have also done Pakistani FCPS degree. so would it help me getting registration if some thing is missing like above mention house job durtaion or etc.

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          Go to the the contact section of IMC website and there will be a contact them form. Write your query there that your housejob duration is this. Are you eligible for registration via exemption pathway or not. You can also email them. Plz find them email on same page of contact us.thanks

  56. Nawaz ali

    I have done 3 months medicine and there SUGERY plus 3 months peads and three months ophthalmology …. I have heard that ophthalmology is more acceptable is that right ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Change to ophthalmic surgery instead of ophthalmology and you are good to go!

  57. Sidra Abdul

    Aoa Medicine and Alied , surgery and alied changed to General Medicine 6 months and General Surgery 6 months acceptable ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes acceptable! Go ahead! Take guidance from this website how to proceed with next steps . Good Luck

      • Sidra Abdul

        Thankyou So much Insha’Allah Ameen fingers crossed 🙏🏻

  58. Ayesha Ali

    I have done 3 months in preventive pediatrics as part of medicine and allied s it acceptable by IMC?
    Cant find any contact link on IMC site

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Keep it simple paediatrics and you are good to go. Thanks

  59. Assalam o alaikum
    Respected sir
    3 months of General Surgery
    3 months of neurosurgery
    3 months of general medicine
    2 months of paediatric medicine
    1 month of cardiac medicine

    . Is there any problem with it? or is it acceptable?

  60. Dear Dr
    I have 2 gaps in my house job
    Bt it fulfil the rotation criteria of imc
    I had some family issue
    Bt i did complete the gap
    My hj degree has showd i hav done 3 months rotations in each respected fields
    So is it accepted ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately gaps are not accepted in housejob! Betters would be to ask from IMC may be if reason of gap is genuine then they will consider! Others wise get it change from institute! Thanks

      • Do you know anyone urself who got rejected bcx of gap in hj or u are just guessing ?
        If it is confirmed i have to change hj certificate
        Sorry if i ask ccx imc is too slow for replying and still i am waiting for an answer

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          I didn’t come across personally but IMC wont accept gaps. You can call them directly to get guidance on it. Thanks

  61. Hassan Shoaib

    Dear ahsan i have done 4 months rotation in general medicine, 4 months rotation in general surgery & 4 months rotation in medical intensive care unit for 1 yr house job.will it be accepted by IMC?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Please get your ICU rotation converted to anaesthesia and you are good to go!

  62. Hello… I’ve done my housejob in 6 months General Surgery and 6 months in General Medicine…no allieds…can I still apply in Ireland?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Yes go a head you can apply! Take guidance from this platform for each step and apply! Good luck!

  63. I have done house job in

    General Medicine for 6 months
    Anesthesia for 3 months
    Obs and Gynae for 3 months.
    Am I eligible for it?

  64. dr hasnain

    I have HJ experience of:
    3 months of general surgery
    2 months of radiology
    1 month of ENT

    3 months of general medicine
    2 months of pediatrics
    1 month of dermatology

    please tell me how to proceed. thanks in anticipation

  65. Sir I have done house job in 2012
    6 months Gen Surgery and 6 months gynae and obs.
    Unfortunately no rotation in Gen medicine during my house job.
    I am doing govt job.i have done my mcps in dermatology.
    I have 12 months working experience. Gen Surgery 6 months and Gen medicine 6 months in 2019-2020..
    Can I use this working experiencebin 2019-20 for exemption criteria.??my hospital is recongnised by PMC for house job.

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately only housejob experience is required for exemption criteria !

  66. Nawaz ali

    I have done house job
    3 months Genral surgery
    3 months Genral medicine
    3 months ophthalmology
    3months peads
    Kindly give your suggestions for Irish medical council acceptable pattern….

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Get ophthalmology word change to Ophthalmic Surgery and you are fine then!

  67. Hello Doctor,
    Thank you for creating this guide.
    Is pregrad internship acceptable by the Irish Medical Council?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Can you please explain pregrad internship? So 1 year internship after last year of your medical school is accepted by imc

  68. hello how are you?
    I have 3 months rotations but there is gap in between rotations. I skipped a 3 month rotation and then did it 6months after ending of my house job. will it gonna be a issue even if I have a genuine reason?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      They accept 1 year continuous but you can ask from them if they accept gap for your reason! Call them please! Thanks

  69. AOA
    3 months Gen medicine
    6 months Gen surgery
    6 months obs gynae
    15 months rotation
    Is it acceptable by imc?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Gyne and obs must not be more then 4. Others are fine!

      • Ok .more than 12 months rotation is acceptable??
        If 3 months Gen medicine
        6 months Gen Surgery
        4 months obs n gynae
        Total 13 months..the acceptable?

        • Ahsan Zeeshan

          If you can get down to 4 months gyne obs then you can get 3 months as well. Keep 12 months i suggest!

  70. I have a gap of 8 months during my house job beacuse of health issue. Is IMC accept any reason for about health fir registration? And practice experience from PMC is must? Hospital experience certificate they don’t accept?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      They wont accept gaps! Only practical exp from pmc is acceptable! Thanks

  71. My house job
    3 months general medicine
    2 months cardio
    1 month nephro
    3 months general surgery
    2 months urology
    1 month radiology

  72. I have done my house job in Pakistan in the following specialities
    4 months general medicine
    2 Months Neurology
    4 Months general surgery
    2 months in plastic surgery
    Please let me know if these clinical rotations are okay to register with Irish Medical Council?
    Also, is there a particular way I should mention these in my PMC experience certificate as in for plastic surgery, do I have to write plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery or just plastic surgery is fine?
    Kindly help

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      I hope these would be acceptable! Please take more guidance from them. Thanks

  73. Hello Hope you all doing well. I have done my HJ at JPMC karachi. i am here to ask that is there any thing to concern about the Experience certificate writing as I have done my rotation in Accident and Emergency, Orthopaedic, General medicine and General surgery. so point is that some one told me to ask Hospital admin to Write only EMERGENCY MEDICINE in the place of Accident and Emergency. and for General surgery hospital admin also wrote ward number infront as Medicine ward 3 Surgery ward 4 and for Orthopaedic ward 14. will it be ok or should i ask them to write in order like General Surgery, General Medicine, orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. i dont think so that it is a mater of concern to whether wrtie or not to write ward number infront and for Orthopaaedic will it be nesccesary to be write surgery infront of Orthopaedic. Will be expecting a good guidance. thanks

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      No worries if ward number is mentioned ! Better to write Emergency Medicine. Orthopaedic will be fine!

  74. shouzab riaz

    Hello! I wanted to apply for imc but my housejob certificate is strange. can anyone tell me clearly if my housejob certificate is valid for imc or not.

    Its written in the following way;
    general surgery and allied : 6 months (from this date to that date)
    general medicine and allied : 6 months (from this date to that date)

    no specific subspeciality is mentioned in it

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Get it General Medicine and General surgery written you will be fine

  75. Aoa.
    Dr. Maria here
    Need some info

    I’m applying for the Ireland pathway

    My housejob is 4 rotations of 3 months each

    But I have a one month gap between my 6 monthly medicine and surgery housejob

    I tried requesting my institute to change the dates but they’re not agreeing…

    Is a month gap a major issue ?

    Will my application be rejected ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      They see every application case by case! If you have valid reason of gap then they might consider but please check with them before applying. Thanks

  76. AOA
    I have done my house job in Pakistan in the following specialities
    3months general medicine
    3Months peadiatrics
    4Months general surgery
    2 months gyn/obs
    2.5month accidental and Emergency as medical officer

    Is it acceptable??
    is it acceptable

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Dont add your last 2.5 month rotation. Keep it 12 months and you are fine. Thanks

  77. Shafaat goraya

    There is also a 3 year training criteria.if some one has min 3 years accredited trainiing in any speciality.fcps training or ms training he is also eligible for general registration???

  78. Abid Rizvi

    Asalam o Alikum!

    I have my house job in the following pattern!
    -3 months cardiology
    -3 months general medicine
    -4 months general surgery *
    -2 months anesthesia

    is it acceptable for Ireland?

  79. Harisullah

    I have my House job in the following pattern
    3 months general surgery
    3 months general medicines
    3months orthopedic surgery
    3 months gastroenterology
    Is it acceptable for Ireland?

  80. Dr mamoona

    3 months general surgery
    3 months obs and gynae
    3 months general medicine
    3 months dermatology
    Housejob in 2014_2015
    Is dt acceptible

  81. Dr mamoona

    I have a gap of 1 yr n 5 months between my date of graduation and house job is dat acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Please take advice from IMC directly. Usually they ask for hj with no gaps. Other gaps you have go explain. Thanks

  82. Nathalie

    I am Doctor from Lebanon and I got my degree from medical school in 2020. I have done one extra year of internal medicine and one year of clinical research. I completed OET, Plab 1 and Plab 2 exams this year.

    I would like to enquire about the process of applying a medical license or registration in Ireland. I would be glad if you can help.

    Thank you!

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      You can get registration if you have plab 1 and then PRES exam for irekand which is like plab 2.

  83. I have done Accident and emergency department for 3months. Is this A&E acceptable??
    Or should I change it into emergency medicine?

  84. Hamza Arif

    I have done 12 month house job in
    1-general surgery 3 months
    2-general medicine 3 months
    3-pediatric medicine 3 months
    4-thoracic surgery 3 months
    As in pakistan there are no specific cardiothoracic depart. There are separate thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery department
    . Is that format is acceptable in Ireland medical council?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      All others are fine but please call them and check with them if they accept it. Thanks

  85. Sir, my Housejob rotations are:

    Cardiology 3 months
    General Medicine 3 months
    General ICU/Emergency Medicine 3 months
    General Surgery 3 months

    Is this acceptable by IMC?

    P.s: In my Housejob experience certificate the third rotation is written as I wrote above. General ICU/Emergency Medicine.

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Hopefully that would be accepted! I possible write it just emergency medicine.

  86. hi Ahsan ,
    in my certificates its written 6 months in general medicine and 6 months in general surgery ?
    is this is acceptable ?

  87. Hi if we have internship certificate in format of 6 months medicine and 6 mo the surgery and allied will it work for imc?
    If not how can we changed it ? please help

  88. I have done following rotations
    General medicine 3 months
    Cardiology 3 months
    General Surgery 3 months
    Paediatric Neurosurgery 3 months
    Is paediatric neurosurgery rotation accepted by IMC and if not do i have any alternate solution ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      I am not sure but I think this will be fine. Call or email first before applying. Thanks

  89. Hi,i am doing house job.
    a) otorhinolaryngoglogy (ENT) 3 months.
    b) general surgery 3 months.
    c) respiratory medicine (pulmo) 3 months.
    d)general medicine 3 months.

    Am i applicable for ireland medical registration?

  90. i have done
    3 months general medicine
    3 months Respiratory medicine
    3 months General surgery
    3 months Opthalmology Surgery
    is it Acceptable ?

  91. Farhan saleem

    Good evening. I have done 6 months medicine and 6 months surgery. Is this acceptable?

  92. I’ve done
    3 months in general medicine
    3 months in general surgery
    1 month in ICU
    1 month in emergency department
    2 months in paediatrics
    2 months in plastic surgery
    Is it acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately this would not be acceptable by IMC.

      • Hi Good evening..
        I have done house job 6 months G medicine
        3 months G surgery and
        3 months Dermatology
        Would this be acceptable.

  93. abdul mutaal

    I have done following rotations
    3months plastic surgery
    3 months general medicine
    3 months general surgery
    3 months ICU
    Am I eligible to apply for IMC registration with these rotations?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Change ICU to Anesthesia and you will be ok then! You can email IMC as well before to ask if they accept ICU now a days!

  94. Dr hammad

    I have done 3 month accident and emergency
    3 month general surgery
    3 month general medicine
    1.5 month cardiology
    1.5 month oncology

  95. Dr.muhammad ihsan ullah

    If there is gap of one month between house job. 2 rotations then 1 month gap. Then 2 rotations. Is this acceptable by irish medical council ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      As far as I know hj should be continuous!
      But you can ask IMC if any exemption!

  96. If I get a experience certificate of 2 months in required allied fields in case I dont get 2 month rotation during housejob would it be acceptable to work in ireland ?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      2 months are must and it should be in listed speciality.

  97. What should write in the department of surgery or surgery and Allied in certificate can you please guide me

  98. Hello , I recently did my housejob
    3 months in General Medicine
    3 months in medical ICU
    3 months in General Surgery
    3 months in Neurosurgery
    Can you please tell me if 3 months in medical ICU is acceptable or not? as i can’t see it in your blo
    Thank you

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Change ICU to anesthesia. If cant then get advice from imc directly. Thanks


    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      1 month is not acceptable! If you do housejob now it wont be acceptable due to gap in housejobs rotations.

  100. Syed Tahseen Shakil

    Hello…Idk of you may be able to respond to this or not……I had sum queries
    I Have
    3 Month in General surgery, 3 in Gen Medicine, 3 in ortho & 3 in Cardiology (is this acceptable)
    and I am almost 60…..I have work for over 25 years as an orthopedic Resident/S.H.O. mostly in KSA….do you think will it be possible for me to secure a job in Ireland as an Orthopedic SHO or a General Practicnoer (once I am registered ofc) and clr OET …….Considering my age….? would it be worth the effort and the cost?
    Would really appreciate your response Ahsan
    Thanx in advance

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Age is not big issue. Issue is your registration. You cannot get registration via exemption path. You need to take exams. Thanks

  101. Komal zahra

    I have done 3months rotation in preventive peadiatrics….is it acceptable for imc

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      If this is not in mentioned rotations, please contact IMC directly for guidance. Thanks

      • Assalamualaikum
        I have done 6 6 months house job in radiology and gyna /obs is this acceptable ?
        Secondly I have 6 months gap between 2 house jobs how to fill this gap , change of dates will work ?
        Kindly reply disperately want to leave Pakistan

  102. hello
    i did my housejob in 2009 as follow :
    paediatrics 12/1/2008 to 12/4/2008
    general surgery 29/4/2008 to 29/7/2008
    orthopaedics 4/8/2008 to 4/10/2008
    obs and gyn 9/10/2008 to 19/1/2009
    medicine 25/1/2009 to 23/4/2009
    minor medicine 7/5/2009 to12/7/2009

    its acceptable to apply ???

  103. I have done my housejob in
    Surgery for 3 months
    Ent for 1.5 months
    ER for 1.5 months
    Medicine for 3 months
    Psychiatry for 3 months
    As less than 2 months rotation is not acceptable kindly guide me what should I do know, should I do 1.5 month additional attachment in ent ?Will that be acceptable?

    • Ahsan Zeeshan

      Unfortunately we have discontinued our free services. If you have any questions please refer to our packages to get expert advice on your questions. Thank you

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