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Faculties and Institutes

Institute of Medicine


Ireland's newest medical training body

The Institute of Medicine was established in 2020 to enhance the oversight and practice of the 18 clinical medicine specialties in Ireland.

Prof Anthony O'Regan with newly conferred members of the Institute of Medicine

Specialist Training

We offer both Basic and Higher Specialist Training Programmes in General Medicine, giving you the opportunity to train to a high level in the specialty of your choice.

Basic Specialist Training General Internal Medicine

About Basic Specialist Training Mandatory courses How to apply

Higher Specialist Training in Internal Medicine

About Higher Specialist Training Specialties How to apply

Supporting and Engaging with our Trainees

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Professional Competence

If you are registered on the Supervised, General or Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council Register, you are required to be enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme. This section will guide you through the process and help you maintain your professional competence.


Institute of Medicine Annual Report

Download the latest Annual Report from the Institute of Medicine


Become a Member

Membership of the RCPI in General Medicine (MRCPI) is achieved through examination. Holding an MRCPI in General Medicine shows potential employers that you have advanced knowledge of General Medicine. The MRCPI in General Medicine examination is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for internal medicine in Ireland.