Welcome to the ICGP Specialist Training Scheme - Cork



Welcome to the website of the ICGP Specialist Training Scheme Cork. This specialist training scheme was originally established in 1972 and provides an integrated four-year postgraduate training programme in general practice; the first two years are spent in hospital based posts; the third and fourth registrar years are spent in accredited training practices in the Cork region. 

In 2022, the annual intake was increased to 21 trainees, who are based in Cork University Hospital (including CUMH), Mercy University Hospital, South Infirmary and Victoria University Hospital, St Stephen's Hospital and Mallow General Hospital. 

Our vision: to deliver high quality, structured GP training in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Our mission: to guide, encourage and advocate for trainees in their personal and professional development in their journey to becoming personal, patient-centred GPs.

Academic Year 2022-23 

The online application system for entry into GP training for entry in July 2022 is now closed. Applications for entry in July 2023 will open in October 2022. All information regarding entry to GP Training can be found on the Irish College of General Practitioner's website. (www.icgp.ie)