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IELTS or OET? Which one should you do…

IELTS or OET? Which one should you do…

Considering a medical career move to Ireland? Alongside with getting IMC registered, another decision you have to make is whether you do the IELTS or the OET exam. Confused? Let’s make things a bit simpler for you. There are two exam options which you can choose from,...

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One Doctor’s Journey to Ireland

One Doctor’s Journey to Ireland

My name is Mohamed Mostafa, I am currently an Anaesthesia Registrar at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, and shortly I am moving to the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. About a year ago, I took the decision of moving to Ireland after 5 years of experience in...

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Moving to Ireland

Moving to Ireland

After qualifying from medical school and gaining a number of years’ experience in the local health system, it’s hard to ignore the ever present thought of moving abroad to gain new medical experience, live in a foreign country and create new personal relationships....

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When the sun says goodbye?

When the sun says goodbye?

Not that we were blessed with much sunshine in Ireland this year I think it’s safe to say it has now gone for the remaining of this year. So, unless you have an awesome holiday planned in a hot country we all know what happens. Our bodies need multiple vitamins, but...

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How to survive night shifts?

How to survive night shifts?

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably dread when your round of night shifts appear on the rota. Worry not, we have some great ideas on how you can tackle them and still stay fit and healthy. Sleep – Night’s shifts interrupt your natural pattern of sleeping so you...

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Good reads in the sunshine…

Good reads in the sunshine…

Going away to catch some sunshine? If you’re looking for a book to read while you enjoy the sun and put your feet up why not consider some of the below most recommended books for nurses. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Strories of Becoming a Nurse...

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Tip Top CV

Tip Top CV

Happy Friday all! Typically the first thing an employer or agency will get from you is your CV or an application form. We spend so much time trying to make sure that the CV looks attractive we forget to focus on the content. Follow our 5 top tips below and make sure...

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GP Locums and Short Term Contract Roles – Nationwide

GP Locums and Short Term Contract Roles – Nationwide

We've got an urgent need for GP Locums to work with our clients all over Ireland, starting immediately.  Whether you want to do a few extra sessions here and there, you are a full time Locum who loves the flexibility of controlling your schedule or maybe you are...

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Why competency questions?

Why competency questions?

Crack the competency questions It doesn't matter how many interviews you have been to but when you are asked a scenario-based question we all stumble at one point or another. I would think for any healthcare professional this is much harder than it seems. Your role is...

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