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Benefits for Fellows of RCPI

See what benefits are available to you

We are delighted to offer a huge range of benefits and services to Fellows who have paid their subscriptions

Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) is an international benchmark of professional excellence and a career milestone. It opens new opportunities to contribute to your College in the areas of standard-setting, quality improvement, policy development, specialist education and leadership.

As a Fellow, you can play a key role in the life of the College and are vital to our success. 

Payment of your Fellowship subscription gives you access to exclusive life-long benefits from RCPI.

Please join the majority of Fellows who have paid their subscription and remember, the greater our membership the stronger our voice.

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Supporting your professional development

When you pay your Fellowship subscription you will enjoy free online access to the following journals and clinical decision support tools:

  • The BMJ Journal
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine

Reduced fees for Professional Competence Schemes

When you pay your Fellowship subscription you will save 20% when you renew your Professional Competence enrolment, meaning you pay €200 instead of €250 each year.

Enjoy big savings when you join our exclusive affinity scheme

On your behalf we have negotiated an extensive range of discounts with providers of travel, accommodation, medical equipment, insurance, health and wellbeing and lots more.

On payment of your subscription you will receive details on how to access generous discounts with brands such as

  • Bank of Ireland
  • Best Western Hotels
  • Compu b - iPhone, Macbooks, iPad, iPod - Ireland's Leading Apple Premium Reseller 
  • Hailo
  • Hertz Car and Van Hire
  • Hiscox Insurance
  • Irish Ferries
  • Irish Country Hotels
  • InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
  • JLT Insurance
  • Kilkenny Design
  • MedGuard Healthcare Limited
  • National Aquatic Centre
  • Radisson Blu Hotels
  • TaxBack.com
Course and masterclasses.

As a Fellow of the College, you join a committed group of physicians operating at the forefront of medicine in Ireland and internationally. Not only are you helping to transform lives on a daily basis, but you’re contributing to change for future generations.

Professor Frank Murray

President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
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VIP access to our historical home at No.6 Kildare Street

Nestled beside the National Library of Ireland on Dublin’s Kildare Street, No.6 has been the home of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland since 1864. Today, it is available to hire as a unique city-centre venue for weddings, corporate functions, social gatherings and gala dinners.

Thanks to its illustrious medical past, No.6 houses an eclectic collection of artifacts and antiques reflecting the antiquity of the College. The main rooms of the building remain much as they were in 1864 when the building was opened.

When you pay your Fellowship subscription you will enjoy privileged access to this historic building, including

  • 40% discount on room hire at No.6 Kildare Street
  • Free use of the Mary Hearn Room, a quite comfortable study and research area with desktop computers and WiFi
  • Free use of the Fellows' Room, a cosy period-style drawing room facing onto Kildare Street, strictly reserved for Fellows only
  • Free use of our modern, fully equipped meetings rooms in Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2
  • Free or reduced price tickets for dinners and social events in No.6

Professional Influence and Representation

As a Fellow, you can play a central role in the life of your College. 

Fellows are the doctors to train our Trainees, develop the educational content of our training programmes, teach our courses, mark our exams, chair our working groups, govern our organisation and influence its future direction. Fellows help us ensure that the highest possible standards of training and patient care are maintained.

Fellowship of RCPI opens up many practical ways to get involved in the development of your profession in Ireland, such as

  • Participating on Board, Standing and External Committees
  • Having your say at our Annual Stated Meeting
  • Volunteering for, and voting for, key leadership roles within the College
  • Registering as an RCPI Trainer
  • Becoming an Examiner
  • Nominating peers to Fellowship of the College

Advocacy, Lobbying and Thought Leadership

We are at the forefront of healthcare development in Ireland, advancing the case for better public health policies, infuencing change and presenting your concerns to the Government, media and other influential stakeholders.

We are actively pursuing reforms in the areas of

We represent your views to policymakers through media relations, written consultations and position papers, oral presentation to parliamentary committees and detailed research by our expert Policy Groups.

Prof Frank Murray

Our Members and Fellows lead initiatives and discussions that influence government policies, particularly in the areas of alcohol, obesity, tobacco and ageing. Through our policy work, the College will continue to inform and influence government policy on public health and to be a passionate advocate, without conflict of interest, for good health.

Professor Frank Murray

President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Contact Us

If you would like further information about the benefits and services available to you please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rosaleen Tarleton

Coordinator, Membership Services

Tel: +353 1 863 9685

Contact Rosaleen for information about benefits for Members and Fellows.