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To work as a Medical Scientist in Ireland, your qualifications must be accredited or approved by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine

The Academy reviews and compares education and training nationally and internationally, in accordance with the EU directives and European Framework of Qualifications.

New Graduates of Academy-accredited degrees :

If you have completed an Academy-accredited programme – from DIT, GMIT or CIT/UCC, you may apply for positions as a medical scientist in Ireland

Practising medical scientists:

If you are practising as a medical scientist in Ireland and want to apply for membership of the Academy, for continuation of professional development, please apply on Form M1.

When the CORU Medical Scientist register opens in late 2018/early 2019, all medical scientists will need to apply for registration in order to practise as a medical scientist in Ireland.

The following QQI level 8 undergraduate programmes are ACSLM-approved for eligibility to practice as a Medical Scientist in Ireland:

Degree in Biomedical Science with Diploma in Clinical Placement (CIT/UCC)
Degree in Biomedical Science (DIT)
Degree in Medical Science (GMIT)

•Graduates with international qualifications in biomedical science/medical laboratory science, equivalent to the Academy-approved degrees (level 8, National Framework of Qualifications/QQI), with completed appropriate Clinical Placement, should apply for Eligibility to Practice/ Eligibility for Membership using Form M2.

*However, please note that medical science is becoming a CORU-registered profession in Ireland in late 2018/early 2019. Internationally-qualified applicants will then apply to the CORU medical scientist register to have education and training evaluated through CORU assessment pathways in order to gain registration, and eligibility to practise as a medical scientist.

•If you are a clinical scientist or clinical biochemist, with minimum two years’ experience, employed as a scientist in a Diagnostic Clinical Laboratory, you may apply for Eligibility for Membership using Form M6.

Upgrade to Fellowship

If you are a current member, you have the opportunity to submit an application for an Upgrade to Fellowship of the Academy (FACSLM). Candidates who are current members for over 12 months and have appropriate post-graduate qualification, and relevant medical science experience may apply. HSE requirements for senior and chief medical scientist posts are available at:

Student membership

Form M5.
Fulltime students from DIT, CIT/UCC and GMIT undertaking BSc in Biomedical Science may apply for student membership free of charge.