Overseas Medics of Ireland was founded in July of 2003 by the overseas doctors working in Ireland. OMI was created to highlight the problems and issues concerning overseas doctors and medics in their professional and non-professional life. Currently 40 to 50 percent of the junior doctors working in Ireland are from overseas. The mission statement of OMI is to generate fulfilment and excitement; we must think like Christopher Columbus and go beyond the map. Imagine if we never tried new things and only did the things that we knew about. Life would be boring and production would remain stagnant. Change is nothing more than a constant improvement.
Activities & Events
Ireland is a beautiful country, it is very friendly to foreign doctors and students. You can come to this country to study as undergraduate or postgraduate. You need a valid visa to enter in this country. As a doctor you need to get registered with Irish Medical Council .To get registered with the medical council you must have passed TRAS exam Or Exempted from it by the Royal College of Surgeons or Physicians on the basis of higher diploma like FRCS or MRCP. Secondly you can register yourself for any masters ,diploma or certificate course and after receiving the acknowledgement from the respective institution you can apply for the visa .The visa process take 4-6 weeks and you need to apply for it in the respective consulate or embassy of your country.
Coming to Ireland you must keep this thing in mind that you are coming to the most expensive country in the European Union. There are two things which are most expensive in Ireland one is accommodation and the other is travelling. You can stay in the tourist hostels where a bed in the dormitory (12 bedded rooms) will cost you minimum of 20-25 Euros per night (in 2004). You can rent a room which will cost you at least € 80-120 per week to as high as you can afford. Staying in Dublin is more expensive as compare to staying in the periphery of Ireland. Travelling can be done by either buses or trains. Train service is more expensive, but where ever you want to go it is well connected to both the buses and the trains.
Eating from the take away and the restaurant is more expensive as compare to cooking the food yourself at home. Buying groceries from the food chains is cheaper than buying from the local shop. You will get all the travelling information from the local tourist office. Ireland is a peaceful country always try to abide by the law, learn Irish culture and enjoy your life.
The island of Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe. It lies on the west side of the Irish Sea, close to the island of Great Britain. It is composed of the Republic of Ireland in the south and Northern Ireland, a region of the United Kingdom. The population of the island is about 5.6 million people.
The island of Ireland, named Hibernia by the Romans, is 485km (301 miles) from North to South and 275km (171 miles) from East to West. Central lowlands are framed by hillier areas. The River Shannon, which runs from North-East to South-West, is the longest river, and there are a large number of lakes, of which Lough Neagh is the largest. The island's lush vegetation earns it the sobriquet "Emerald Isle." For more detailed information see: Geography of Ireland.
Politically, the island of Ireland is currently divided into: The Republic of Ireland, capital - Dublin. This state is often simply referred to internally and internationally as "Ireland" or "Éire". Technically Ireland and Éire are the official names of the state while the "Republic of Ireland" is its official description.
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to controversially as the 'Six Counties', the 'North of Ireland', and 'Ulster'1. Northern Ireland is a region of the United Kingdom. This partition has existed since 1922, when the Irish Free State came into being as an independent state. Prior to that, the entire island was united politically under the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Prior to the Act of Union in 1800, it also had an all-Ireland parliament. See Irish States (1171-present).
The island is often said to be part of the British Isles. However, many people, especially those from the Republic, take exception to this name, which seems to suggest the whole island belongs to Britain. For this reason, "Britain and Ireland" is commonly used as a more neutral alternative. Another suggestion, although used much less, is the Islands of the North Atlantic .
The division of the island into "Northern" and "Republic" is a relatively recent development, only coming about in 1920 after hundreds of years of violent repression, penal laws and various failed rebellions against English occupation. The island itself has been inhabited for about 9,000 years. The Irish language (Gaeilge) arrived with the Celts in the last centuries BCE; it is referred to as 'Irish' by the people of Ireland, and sometimes anglicized into 'Gaelic' by foreigners (which can prompt confusion with the Scottish Gaelic language). Almost nothing is known of the languages spoken before. In the 5th century the country was converted to Christianity, with Saint Patrick being central in this effort according to tradition. It subsequently became a centre of Christian scholarship. This was brought largely to an end, however, with the invasion of the Vikings in the 10th century and the Normans in the 12th century.
In 1172, King Henry II of England gained Irish lands, and from the 13th century, English law began to be introduced. English rule was largely limited to the area around Dublin known as the Pale initially, but this began to expand in the 16th century with the final collapse of the Gaelic social and political superstructure at the end of the 17th century due to manipulation by the British government. In the middle of the 1800's the country suffered a huge potato famine. The ruling local elite's laissez-faire approach to this catastrophe meant that millions were starving, spurring emigration waves to Britain, North America and Australia. The result was that, between deaths and emigration, the population dropped from over 8 million before the Famine to 4.4 million in 1911. From that time, English influence and expansion grew, and with it spread the English language. Over time there grew a movement to shake off British rule, and for Ireland to become independent.
More recently, the Good Friday Agreement of April 10, 1998 has brought a degree of power sharing to Northern Ireland, giving both unionists, who favour it remaining a part of the United Kingdom, and nationalists, who favour it becoming part of the Irish state, a hand in running its affairs. However, the power conferred by the agreement is limited, and the agreement has come close to breaking down on a number of occasions. The political future of Northern Ireland remains unclear.
In a limited number of areas, the island operates as a single entity. The Irish rugby team, for instance, includes players from the north and the south, and the Irish Rugby Football Union governs the sport on both sides of the divide. Gaelic football is the most popular form of football and is played and organised on an All-Ireland basis; Hurling, a faster, more violent precursor of field hockey, is another popular traditional Irish sport, with teams from all 32 counties north and south competing - both these sports are governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Boxing is also an All-Ireland sport governed by the I.A.B.A. The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, are organised on an all-island basis. 92% of the population of the Republic of Ireland are Roman Catholic, and 40% in Northern Ireland. However soccer is organised within each state, with the (Northern) Irish Football Association and the (Southern) Football Association of Ireland. Some trades unions are also organised on an all-Irish basis and associated with the Irish Congress of Trades Unions (ICTU) in Dublin, while others in Northern Ireland are affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the United Kingdom.
The island also has a shared culture across the divide in many other ways. Traditional Irish music, for example, though showing some variance in all geographical areas, is broadly speaking the same on both sides of the divide.
The OMI Members 2007
1.Dr Asim Chughtai
2.Dr Mohd Haroon Ghous
3.Dr Mohd Mohsin
4.Dr Suhail A Khan
5.Dr Salem Gargoum
6.Dr Dr Ahmad Asim S
7.Dr Jamshed Alam
8.Dr Altaf Naqvi
9.Dr Ayub Ali
10.Dr Akhtar Hussain
12.Dr Kama Mustafa M
13.Dr Syed Ahmad Shah
14.Dr Waqar Ahmad Khan
15.Dr Naryan Ashok Sahib.
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