Irish Medical Council
To have your name listed on the Irish Medical Council Specialist Division of the Register (SDR), a doctor must apply directly to the Irish Medical Council. The Postgraduate Training Body (PGTB) is not in any way responsible for who does or does not get admitted to the Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council Register.
The role of the PGTB is to provide advice in line with the MPA act 2007, section 47 1(f). The Irish Medical Council (IMC) is the statutory body who is responsible for entry and maintenance of the SDR.
A Specialist is a doctor who has completed training and requires no further training or supervision to practice independently in their specialty of choice.
There are various routes available to doctors who wish to be included on the Specialist Division of the Register. Full details are available on the Irish Medical Council Website