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Faculty of Public Health Medicine


About the Faculty

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland is the national professional and training body for public health medicine in Ireland.

Prof Cecily Kelleher, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Who We Are

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine at Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland. We are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in public health medicine.

Established in 1976, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in RCPI. We have close to 230 Members and Fellows who are experienced public health specialists and leading experts in their field.

We work to:

  • protect the population from health threats such as communicable diseases and environmental hazards
  • reduce health inequalities
  • support healthier lifestyles
  • protect and improve healthcare services for local populations
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What We Do

Public health medicine is about improving and protecting the health of the population as a whole. Public health physicians have specialist knowledge of health protection, health service development and health improvement.

Public health medicine reaches beyond the usual boundaries of the healthcare system. Doctors in this specialty work in national government agencies, local community and voluntary organisations.

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Contact Us

Professor Cecily Kelleher is the current Dean of the Faculty of Public Medicine. She is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Faculty Board and Committees. She represents the Faculty on the RCPI Council and on other national and international bodies.

For help and assistance, please contact the RCPI Helpdesk. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Tel: 01 8639721