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Faculties and Institutes

Institute of Medicine


About the Institute

The Institute of Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland is the training body for 18 clinical medicine specialties in the country.

Prof Anthony O'Regan walking with two consultants at University Hospital Galway

Who We Are

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

The Institute replaced the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training (ICHMT) as the training body for these 18 specialties, as listed below. 

Cardiologists in a hospital theatre

What We Do

In developing the new governance structures for General Medicine, our priority areas for the first few years of the Institute are education and training.

The Institute also supports professional affairs related to clinical medicine and forges close working relationships with specialist professional societies, hospitals and other healthcare sites, the HSE, universities and the Medical Council.

With over 1,000 trainee doctors and consultant trainers, we are the largest postgraduate specialist training body in Ireland, and therefore well positioned to continually pursue excellence in the delivery of healthcare.

Consultant speaking with an elderly patient both wearing masks

Our Specialties

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
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Contact Us

Professor Anthony O’Regan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Galway University Hospital, is Dean of the Institute of Medicine, while Dr Ed McKone, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital, is the Institute’s Director of Education and Training.

For help and assistance, please contact the RCPI Helpdesk. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Tel: 01 8639721