Registration of Post-graduate Diplomas/Degrees
Medical Practitioners with Full Registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago are eligible to register their Post-Graduate qualifications.
It is advisable that post-graduate qualifications are registered. Post-graduate qualifications can be group into Additional Diplomas, Higher Qualifications and Specialist Qualifications. Doctors holding specialist status and or higher qualifications with MBTT are allowed to charge specialist fees in the Trinidad & Tobago.
The Application Process
Please note that while the applicant may specify the status desired ( via an official letter to the Secretary), the category of recognition is ultimately determined by the Council. All applicants for post-graduate recognition must be accompanied by an original certified copy of the degree(s) being registered or the applicant can submit the original and a photocopy of the degree. The original will be returned.
Consideration for post-graduate applications are addressed at the Regular Monthly Meetings (RMM). Letters of notification of Council's decision can be collected a week after the meeting and applicants need to make the one-time payment of $300.00 for each Additional Diploma registered, $500.00 for each Specialist or Higher Qualification registered before the qualifications are logged into the Register. Please note to complete the application the payment must be tendered.These new fees became effective on the 7th July 2006.
Effective November 9th 2005, Council has agreed that Doctors returning with the M.R.C.S. and M.R.C. Ophth qualifications and wish to apply for specialist status must:
spend a period of three (3) years in a recognised hospital under the supervision of a
Specialist registered with The Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago (MBTT) or The General Medical Council (GMC of the United Kingdom).
N.B. During the evaluation period the candidate may NOT carry out Independent specialist practice.
The List of Health Institutions below is also applicable to Doctors fully registered with MBTT who want to be recognised as a specialist and who possess a M.R.C.S. or M.R.C. Opth. qualification