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Conferring Ceremonies



Congratulations on your achievement. We know it takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to pass our Membership examinations. 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.


Our next Conferring Ceremony

Our next MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, 05 October 2023 and Thursday 02 November 2023. 

October 05 2023

  • MRCPI Conferring Ceremony | 05 October 2023 | 12pm | Registration Closed

  • MRCPI Conferring Ceremony | 05 October 2023 | 6pm | Registration Closed

November 02 2023

In Absentia 

You should aim to be conferred as a Member in the same year that you pass your clinical exam. Remember, you are not considered a Member of RCPI and are not entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'MRCPI' until you have been conferred and awarded your diploma.

After our upcoming ceremonies, our next ceremonies will take place on December 13 and 14, 2023. Registration for these ceremonies will open on this page in the coming weeks.


Our Most Recent Conferring Ceremony

Our most recent MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies took place on 28, 29 and 30 June 2023. Video footage of the ceremonies is available on the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland's YouTube channel, and can be viewed using the links below.

View our latest MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Wednesday, 28 June 2023

Thursday, 29 June 2023

Friday, 30 June 2023

We are thrilled to be able to share this special day with you and your families in our home at No.6 Kildare Street. 


In-Person Conferring

Our in-person ceremonies take place in No 6 Kildare Steet, Dublin. Guests are welcome in the ceremony hall, and additional guests will be able to watch it live in a viewing room in the College.

Gowning and photography are available on the day.

After the ceremony, all new Members and their guests are invited to join us for a reception in our Graves Hall.

Please note: places at each ceremony are limited. We will endeavour to give you your first preference of time where possible. 


In Absentia Conferring

If you wish to be conferred In Absentia and not attend the ceremony, we will confer you In Absentia on the day and send your certificate to you in the weeks following the ceremony. Please allow up to 6 weeks for the certificates to sent. Once you have submitted your online booking you will be contacted to confirm your details, please expect this email following the closing date of applications.

If you are being conferred In Absentia, you will need to complete and upload the declaration form (PDF, 115KB) as part of your online registration. The form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public/Lawyer/Solicitor.

If you are attending in person, you do not need to upload your declaration form.

To ensure you receive your certificate without delay, please confirm you have your full and updated home address listed on your profile with RCPI. The certificates are sent by registered post with An Post, so will need to be signed for when being delivered by your local postal service. 


Becoming a Collegiate Member

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of RCPI. Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits from RCPI.

How to become a Collegiate Member
All Members of RCPI are invited to become a Collegiate Member each year by paying an annual subscription. When you attend a conferring ceremony, the fee you pay covers your subscription for the first year of Membership.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Collegiate Member, please contact our 


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