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Faculties and Institutes

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine


Ireland's professional and training body for Sports and Exercise Medicine

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) is a joint faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and was established in 2002. We are the professional and training body for Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in Ireland, and have been accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland to deliver postgraduate specialist training in SEM.

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Who We Are

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) was set up in 2002 and is recognised by the Medical Council of Ireland as the postgraduate training body for Sports and Exercise Medicine. 

We have approximately 750 Fellows, Members, and Associate Members based in Ireland and overseas.  Our Faculty office is based on the RCSI Campus on St Stephen’s Green (RCSI House, 121 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2).  

Our Fellowship and Membership base is composed of SEM specialists, specialists in other specialties who either have an interest or are involved in SEM, as well as NCHDs.  Currently, we are a medical-only faculty, but we are about to open the Faculty in the near future to colleagues in allied disciplines who are involved in SEM.

The Faculty is responsible for managing the Professional Competence Scheme in Sports and Exercise Medicine (PCS SEM).  We also provide a number of CPD activities in key SEM topics throughout the year for our Fellows and Members, trainees, colleagues in other specialties and from allied disciplines, and our PCS enrolees. 

Anyone wishing to be added to our CPD mailing list in order to receive future notifications of upcoming FSEM CPD events can do so by e-mailing the FSEM office at

Attendees at a FSEM event

What We Do

Sports and Exercise Medicine involves the care of people who exercise at all levels and of all ages.  The SEM Specialist requires a broad range of skills to manage acute or chronic exercise related injuries, medical problems associated with sport and exercise, doping related issues, as well as exercise prescription for healthy people, but also for those suffering from chronic illness.

The SEM Specialist is key to liaising with a wide variety of specialist medical professionals in various specialties (Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Respiratory Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Anaesthesia – pain medicine, etc.).  Team care – at both elite and local level – is also an integral part of the duties of the SEM Specialist, as is event management on the day of mass gatherings at large sports events.

Training is governed by the FSEM Training Committee which is a Standing Committee of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, and reports back to the FSEM Board.  The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine is the officially recognised postgraduate training body for SEM in the Republic of Ireland. It is recognised for this purpose by the Medical Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE). The FSEM Training Committee is the advisory body to the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine for all matters in relation to Higher Specialist Training and makes recommendations for the award of the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST).

Prof Mick Molloy Dean of FSEM

Our Dean

Prof Mick Molloy MFSEM (UK), FRCEM, FFSEM, MSc, Dip SpMed

Prof Molloy is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Wexford General Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at University College Dublin. He is also Disaster Medicine Specialist having completed Masters Degrees in the EU and Fellowships in Disaster Medicine and separately Crisis Leadership at the Beth Israel Deaconess Fellowship in Disaster Medicine based in Boston, Massachussetts. A former medical officer with Connacht Mens Rugby and Leinster Ladies having previously played Rugby union for Gorey, Old Belvedere and UCD while an undergraduate, and Rugby League for Dublin Blues, Leinster and Ireland. Prof Molloy has served as Medical officer at two Rugby league World Cups, Chairman of Rugby League Ireland for 6 years and currently chairs the Medical Committee for the Rugby League International Federation (MEDSCo). Prof Molloy coaches under-age Rugby union at Old Belvedere and takes a keen interest in under age player welfare and injury prevention/health promotion. He provides ringside medical cover at professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Ireland and has been appointed by two Ministers for Health to the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council responsible for setting the standards for pre-hospital care in Ireland.

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Contact Us

Prof Mick Molloy is the current Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.  He is responsible for supervising all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Faculty Officers, Board, and the Faculty’s Committees and Working Groups.  He also represents the Faculty on a number of internal and external groups such as RCSI SPFB and FORUM, as well as on national and international bodies and organisations such as FSEM UK, FIMS (Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport – International Federation of Sport Medicine) and EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations).

To contact the Faculty, please e-mail or ring 01- 402 2780/2382