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RCPI Trainees Committee



The RCPI Trainees Committee is the ‘voice’ of Trainees in RCPI. We represent Trainees on RCPI Council, the Advisory Committee and the Examinations Committee. We are also actively involved in the Steering Group for Retaining Medical Talent in Ireland, the EU Working Time Directive and numerous other working groups.

The RCPI Trainees Committee has always had an active interest in postgraduate specialist training and acts as an important interface between Trainees and RCPI. Our goal is to represent Trainees’ interests and work towards improving training.

We are also responsible for the organisation of the following awards and prizes:

  • The Corrigan Medal
  • The David Mitchell Award
  • The William Stokes Award
  • The Kate McGarry Prize
  • The Trainer of the Year Award

Find out more about the Trainee Awards

Every year we host National Education Day for Doctors in Training, the highlight event of the RCPI Trainee Calendar. At the annual event, Trainees showcase their excellence in research, case study and clinical audit, whilst learning from leaders in health and social care, technology and other areas of interest.

The next National Education Day for Doctors in Training takes place on Friday, 26 May 2023.



RCPI Trainees Committee Members

Role Name
Chair Dr Lucy Geraghty
Vice-Chair Dr Patricia Harkins
Examinations Committee Representative  Dr Michelle Brennan 
Library Committee & Awards Representative Dr Sorcha Mullen
Communications and Digital Project Representative - HST Dr Robert Kirwan
Communications and Digital Project Representative - BST Dr Marah Shaikh Yousef
Institute of Medicine Board Trainee Representative (HST) Dr Marie Talty
Institute of Medicine Education & Training Committee Trainee Representative (HST) Dr Emily Buckley
Paediatrics Forum Representatives (2 required)

Dr Sally Cahill

Dr Lauren Murphy

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum Representatives (2 required)

Dr Daniel Kane 

Dr Ann Rowan

Pathology Forum Representative Dr Niamh O’Connor-Byrne
Public Health Forum Representative Dr Lucinda Ryan
Occupational Health Forum Representative Dr Patrick Carr
Physician's Health & Wellbeing Committee Chair Dr Seán Casey
Physician Health and Wellbeing Deputy Chair Dr Ellen Beirne
BST GIM Representative

Dr Alanna Allen

Dr Lenin Patrick Ekpotu

BST Obstetrics & Gynaecology Representative

Dr Claudia Condon

Dr Sarah Kelly

BST Paediatrics Representative Dr Ciara Broderick Farrell
Histopathology Forum Representative Dr Kate Richards
BST Histopathology Representative Dr Jessica Maguire
International Trainee Representative  Dr Zainab Almosslli

RCPI Trainees Committee Roles

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Trainees Committee Roles

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Joining the Trainees Committee

Who can join the RCPI Trainees Committee?
Both Trainees in Basic Specialist Training and Trainees in Higher Specialist Training can join the committee.

How do I join?
The RCPI Trainees Committee recruits now members each year. New members are voted in by trainees.

Applications open for 2023/2024 

Applications for the RCPI Trainees' Committee 2023/2024 are open. You can apply using this application link.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 May 2023.

"The Trainees’ Committee is an essential conduit for communication between Trainees and the College. We advocate for Trainee interests in the College while disseminating RCPI's key messages and information to Trainees. We influence decisions at the highest levels in RCPI and ensures that the ideal of world-class medical training is to the forefront of the College's agenda."

Dr Lucy Geraghty, Chair of the RCPI Trainee Committee

If you’re interested in getting involved or would just like further information about us, please get in touch by emailing us at