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Become a Fellow

Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) is our most prestigious category of membership. Achieving FRCPI is an internationally-recognised benchmark of professional excellence. We are actively seeking to grow our Fellowship community and welcome applications from doctors who would like to become Fellows of the College.

Fellows at a conferring ceremony

How to Apply for Fellowship

We welcome applications for Fellowship. There are six pathways to becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).

Pathways to Fellowship:

  1. If you hold a CSCST from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  2. If you are a Graduate of our International Clinical Fellowship Programme
  3. If you hold MRCPI
  4. If you are on the Specialist Division of the Register of the Medical Council of Ireland and are enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme within RCPI
  5. If you are a Fellow of one of our Faculties or another recognised College of RCPI or a Member of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI
  6. If you are a Member of another Recognised College of RCPI

There are specific criteria which must be met under each pathway. To learn about the criteria and application process, please read our guidelines and criteria for Fellowship applicants (PDF, 1,040KB)

All doctors must have their application for Fellowship supported by two doctors who hold FRCPI and are in good standing with RCPI.

Facutly of Paediatrics members at a commencement ceremony

Nominate a Colleague for Fellowship

If you would like to recommend a colleague for Fellowship, we would love to hear from you. You can propose someone for Fellowship by emailing and providing your colleague's

  • Full name
  • Current position/job title
  • Medical Council number (if known)
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address

We will then contact this person, assess their eligibility and guide them through the application process.

Please note, only Fellows of RCPI can nominate someone for Fellowship.