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    Hi guys I'm new to this forum so my apologies in advance if I have posted this in the wrong place!

    I am half British and half Irish from the UK. Unfortunately I failed to get into medicine in the UK this year, however, I have also applied to the Republic of Ireland and am awaiting my results to see if I've been accepted but based on previous years and my test scores I tentatively think I will get a place, possibly in Trinity College Dublin.

    Ignoring the arguments about about the UK leaving the EU (as I wouldn't mind working in Ireland at all if I had to), if I did return to the UK to work in the NHS down the line would my Irish degree and the fact that I had to go abroad to do it be looked down upon at all by my UK graduate colleagues?

    I know it sounds like a minor thing so apologies for sounding pedantic! But I do think it is something I want to consider.
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    (Original post by coffee beans)
    Hi guys I'm new to this forum so my apologies in advance if I have posted this in the wrong place!

    I am half British and half Irish from the UK. Unfortunately I failed to get into medicine in the UK this year, however, I have also applied to the Republic of Ireland and am awaiting my results to see if I've been accepted but based on previous years and my test scores I tentatively think I will get a place, possibly in Trinity College Dublin.

    Ignoring the arguments about about the UK leaving the EU (as I wouldn't mind working in Ireland at all if I had to), if I did return to the UK to work in the NHS down the line would my Irish degree and the fact that I had to go abroad to do it be looked down upon at all by my UK graduate colleagues?

    I know it sounds like a minor thing so apologies for sounding pedantic! But I do think it is something I want to consider.
    Assuming most doctors are smart and kind, they wouldn't look down upon any colleagues based on where they graduated.


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    I'm sure the vast majority wouldn't care at all. After all, Trinity is a respected university (and not some obscure uni somewhere far far away with questionable standards) and you have good reasons for wanting to study in Dublin since you're half Irish. If you want to study in Ireland, do it. If you want to study in the UK, take a gap year and reapply with a stronger application. Especially within medicine people (apparently) really don't care where you went, they only care that you are qualified as a doctor and are a competent one.
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    (Original post by coffee beans)
    Hi guys I'm new to this forum so my apologies in advance if I have posted this in the wrong place!

    I am half British and half Irish from the UK. Unfortunately I failed to get into medicine in the UK this year, however, I have also applied to the Republic of Ireland and am awaiting my results to see if I've been accepted but based on previous years and my test scores I tentatively think I will get a place, possibly in Trinity College Dublin.

    Ignoring the arguments about about the UK leaving the EU (as I wouldn't mind working in Ireland at all if I had to), if I did return to the UK to work in the NHS down the line would my Irish degree and the fact that I had to go abroad to do it be looked down upon at all by my UK graduate colleagues?

    I know it sounds like a minor thing so apologies for sounding pedantic! But I do think it is something I want to consider.
    Not at all. We have doctors with degrees from all round the world and you don't have to tell anyone other than recruitment if you don't want to anyway. As long as you're registered with the GMC nobody will care!
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    I'd have gone to med school in Dublin in a heartbeat.

    There are loads of Irish/EU staff working in the NHS, no one will care.
 
 
 
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