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The medical scientist register opened on 31st March 2019. New entrants to the medical science profession will need to apply for registration with CORU in order to practise 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 renew membership.

The following QQI level 8 undergraduate programmes are 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 Practise to CORU

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 and have appropriate post-graduate qualifications 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 are eligible for student membership. We will keep students informed of relevant student events and forward a copy of Converse by email.