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Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide. Achieved through examination, MRCPI in General Medicine is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for internal medicine in Ireland and an essential component of specialist training in Ireland.

Honorary Fellows of the Institute of Medicine

Global Network

When you are conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist. You are joining a global network of respected physicians whose roots date back to 1654.

Today we have over 9,000 Members in more than 90 countries around the world.

Newly conferred graduates of the Insitute of Medicine

Benefits of Membership

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Ours is a leadership voice that influences healthcare for the greater good. As an independent organisation representing thousands of doctors, we are a united, powerful voice that can influence national health policies to ensure they are in the best interests of people’s health.

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How to Apply

The MRCPI in General Medicine is achieved through three exams. More details about the exams, and upcoming examination dates can be found in our MRCPI General Medicine exam hub.

We also have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to MRCPI conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions. Simply email