We are introducing a new e-learning environment (RCPI Brightspace) in July 2019. The Physician Network, our current e-learning environment, will be permanently closed at 5pm on Friday 28 June 2019. Please complete any online courses that you haven’t yet completed in The Physician Network and download certificates before 5pm on 28 June 2019. Read more
We will be carrying out essential maintenance on our website from 18:00 until 22:30 Tuesday 25 June 2019. As a result you will not be able to book courses, exams or events, or make online payments. Apologies for the inconvenience.
A large amount of work has been undertaken over the past few years to improve the RCPI website and associated digital services.
We will continue to roll out enhancements over the next two years to improve your online experience.
Here are some upcoming changes that you need to be aware of:
If you are directly affected by any changes to our website or technology you will receive regular updates by email.
Below are the top actions that people need to take right now:
Please review any outstanding requests from Trainees in their ePortfolio before 28 June 2019.
Eduroam is an international roaming wifi service for educational institutions. Eduroam wifi is currently available in every university in Ireland and we are working closely with training sites to extend Eduroam to more hospitals around Ireland. If you are on an Eduroam-enabled site you will be able connect free of charge to the service.
Further details and instructions on how to connect to Eduroam will be circulated in the coming weeks.
We are introducing new technology to make it easier for doctors to write and submit questions for our exams.
The new exam question authoring system will facilitate remote exam question authoring and reviews of papers and results online. This will improve the content and quality of exam papers, support the College’s expansion of its international examiner pool, and allow us to set more papers.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Digital Strategy team in RCPI who are working on our behalf to deliver these improvements and updates. In addition I would like to thank Dr Emer Kelly, elected Council member and Dr Michael O'Connell from the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who along with RCPI Trainees' Committee members Dr Brona Moloney (HST) and Dr Siobhán McGettigan (BST), and many others are playing a very important role in having our clinical voices inputting into this process.
Dr Diarmuid O'SheaRCPI Registrar and Chair of the RCPI Digital Strategy Advisory Group
Our Digital Strategy aims to deliver:
We ask you to bear with us while we get through a busy few months of change and to keep an eye out for important emails from RCPI.
The RCPI Digital Strategy Advisory Group meets every month as part of their ongoing remit to provide input and feedback on behalf of members to RCPI.
Current members of the Digital Strategy Advisory Group are as follows:
Dr Diarmuid O’Shea is the Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. On taking up this role he stepped down as Vice-President of Education and Professional Development, a role he held for 8 years. He acted as the Masterclass Series Convenor in the RCPI since its inception in 2007. He was National Specialty Director in Geriatric Medicine from 2000 – 2004. A UCD medical graduate, he is currently Interim Chair of the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training and works as a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. He stepped down from his role as Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for Older People in May 2019. Diarmuid chairs the RCPI Digital Strategy Advisory Group.
Dr Emer Kelly was elected to Council in October 2017 and will serve a two year term to October 2019. Dr Kelly is a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. She trained in respiratory medicine, critical care and general internal medicine in Ireland before undertaking further training in Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, USA in the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Dr Kelly has a clinical and research interest in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She has a keen interest in medical education and successfully completed the certificate in medical education from the University of Dundee. She has research interest in feedback in medical education and technology enhanced learning. She is also currently a Clinical Lead for Digital Strategy and Innovation in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Dr Michael O’Connell is an elected Junior Fellow and Censor on RCPI Council. He is currently National Specialty Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Chairs the Specialty Training Committee for the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He sits on the standing executive and examinations committee of IOG and is a member of credentials and examination committee RCPI. He has previously held the role of Vice President of the College, Associate Dean of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and for IOG convenor of meetings and honorary secretary. Michael O’Connell qualified from University College Cork in 1989. He is a consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin. His interests are in high risk pregnancy (infectious disease and addiction) and postgraduate education.
Dr Brona Moloney is undertaking Higher Specialist Training in Nephrology. She is a member of the RCPI Digital Strategy Advisory Group.
Dr Siobhán McGettigan will complete Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine in July 2019. She is a member of the RCPI Digital Strategy Advisory Group.
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