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Lifelong Learning

RCPI provides a range of courses and events that allow medical professionals continually update their skills and/or maintain their professional competence requirements.


Professional Competence

Professional Competence is a formal way of recording your lifelong learning as a doctor and highlighting your dedication to developing and maintaining key skills and competencies throughout your medical career.


CPD Courses and Events

RCPI runs a number of courses covering every aspect of the medical world to help you update and enhance your skills. We also run a busy and full calendar of events that are designed for you to share experiences and build connections with colleagues and enhance your knowledge and expertise. Click on the buttons below to see what is currently available.

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The Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) is an educational programme funded by the HSE. It helps you enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and fulfil some of the Medical Council legal requirements of your Professional Competence Scheme. The scheme allows you to access educational activities worth up to 20 external CPD credits. You can access educational activities within RCPI and/or you can access CPD activities run by other Irish postgraduate medical training bodies.