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Faculties and Institutes

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


About the Institute

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland is the professional and training body for obstetrics and gynaecology in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in women’s health.

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Who We Are

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland; we are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Established in 1968, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. We have close to 200 Members, all of whom are experienced consultant obstetricians/gynaecologists and leading experts in their field.

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What We Do

Obstetrics and gynaecology is concerned with women’s health – before, during and after the reproductive years.

Obstetrics focuses on childbirth, providing prenatal care and pregnancy support along with postpartum care. Gynaecology focuses on the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases.

Our doctors provide medical and surgical care to women and have specialist expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, fertility, family planning and disorders of the female reproductive system.

Combined training in both obstetrics and gynaecology is crucial because of the overlap between these specialties.


Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Report

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Contact Us

Professor Sam Coulter-Smith is the current Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Institute with the support of our Board and Committees. Prof Coulter-Smith represents the Institute 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