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Why Choose RCPI?

RCPI examinations are internationally-recognised benchmarks of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide. We offer membership examinations in General Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Public Health Medicine and Occupational Medicine.


Internationally-Recognised Qualification

All RCPI examinations (MRCPI, MFPHMI, MFOM and LFOM) are valued by healthcare employers worldwide. Our exams are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as key knowledge-based assessments in each specialty, and are essential components of Higher Specialist Training.

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Global Network

All over the world, more than 13,000 doctors are benefiting from being part of RCPI. After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member, part of a leadership voice that influences healthcare for the greater good. As an independent organisation, we are a united, powerful voice that can influence national health policies for the best interests of people’s health.

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Quality Assured

It takes a great deal of dedication and hard work to pass RCPI examinations. We go to great lengths to ensure our exams are fairly and consistently marked. Our examiners are experienced clinicians who have met strict eligibility criteria. We are committed to continuously reviewing the format and delivery of our exams to ensure they are aligned with international best practice.

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Remote Invigilation

All of our written examinations are delivered by remote invigilation instead of at a physical examination centre. This means that the exam can be taken anywhere in the world. The examination (structure, format and length) is the same, but instead of travelling to an examination centre and sitting the computer-based examination with other candidates, you do the same test as originally planned, but at your own computer.

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