Membership

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.

Membership of the Academy is open to medical scientists, clinical scientists, biochemists, other diagnostic scientists and lecturers in the field of clinical science and laboratory medicine. Applications from internationally trained diagnostic scientists are also welcome. Applicants for Membership should apply using the Membership Application Form.

Fellowship
Scientists who are current Academy members for over 12 months (or who hold fellowship of an equivalent international professional body), have appropriate post-graduate qualifications and four years relevant post-graduate experience may apply for Fellowship. Applicants for Fellowship should apply using the Fellowship Application Form.

Scientists with postgraduate qualifications that are not accredited by the Academy may apply to have their postgraduate qualifications reviewed for eligibility for promotional medical scientist posts. This review process is performed as part of an application for Fellowship but can also be assessed separately. The separate review process is open to both members and non-members of the Academy. Applicants for the postgraduate qualification review process should apply using the Postgraduate Qualification Review Form. Please read the Pathways to Fellowship document for full details of requirements for postgraduate qualifications to be deemed equivalent to Academy accredited MSc programmes.

Associate Membership
Associate Membership of the Academy is open to professionals working in fields allied to clinical science and laboratory medicine (e.g. Laboratory Aides, Research scientists, Company Reps, etc.). Associate members benefit from access to the Academy CPD system and reduced rate entry to CPD events. Applicants for Associate Membership should apply using the Associate Membership Application Form.

Student membership
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. Applicants for student membership should apply using the Free Student Membership Form.

Membership Meetings
The Membership Committee of the Academy meet once a month to examine all applications.

Eligibility Criteria for Academy membership grades

MEM – Membership Application Form
AM – Associate Membership Application Form
FEL – Fellowship Application Form
PG – Post Graduate Qualifications Review Form
Form M5: Free Student Membership
Pathways to Fellowship of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine

Student Membership

 

 

 

Full-time students from DIT, CIT/UCC and GMIT undertaking the Degree in Biomedical Science, can apply for student membership free of charge.

Students who meet the criteria outlined above should complete Form 5.

 

Retired Membership

 

Retired members of the Academy may renew their membership for a fee of €50.00 per annum. Please use Membership Renewal Form

 

Membership Renewal Form

 

 

 

Please note Membership runs from January to December each year.

Membership Renewal Form for 2019

Membership Renewal Form for 2020

 

 

Fellowship Application Form

 

 

 

Scientists who are current Academy members for over 12 months (or who hold fellowship of an equivalent international professional body), have appropriate post-graduate qualifications and four years relevant post-graduate experience may apply for Fellowship. Applicants for Fellowship should apply using the Fellowship Application Form.

Scientists with postgraduate qualifications that are not accredited by the Academy may apply to have their postgraduate qualifications reviewed for eligibility for promotional medical scientist posts. This review process is performed as part of an application for Fellowship but can also be assessed separately. The separate review process is open to both members and non-members of the Academy. Applicants for the postgraduate qualification review process should apply using the Postgraduate Qualification Review Form. Please read the Pathways to Fellowship document for full details of requirements for postgraduate qualifications to be deemed equivalent to Academy accredited MSc programmes.

Membership of the Academy runs from January to December each year.

FEL – Fellowship Application Form
PG – Post Graduate Qualification Review Form
Pathways to Fellowship of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
Fellowship Resolution