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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

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.

MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies take place three times a year. Our next MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies will take place on 28 and 29 June. Booking will be available soon.

We look forward to being able to share this special day with you and your families in our home at No.6 Kildare Street. You will have the option to attend in person or receive your membership In Absentia.


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 drinks and canapé reception.

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. Once you have submitted your online booking you will be contacted to confirm your details.

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.


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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