MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Congratulations to our newest Members!

Congratulations on your achievement - We know it takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to pass our Membership examinations.

When you are conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist. You are joining a global network of respected physicians whose roots date back to 1654.

You should aim to attend a conferring ceremony in the same year that you pass your clinical exam.

Remember, you are not considered a Member of RCPI and are not entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'MRCPI', until you have been conferred at a ceremony and awarded your diploma. You can also apply to be conferred in absentia.

COVID-19: Impact on RCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it is currently not possible to host in-person conferring ceremonies at our historic home, Number 6 Kildare Street. However, we are still conferring members in absentia. For the latest updates on examinations and conferring ceremonies please click here. 

About your conferring ceremony

We hold conferring ceremonies three times a year in our beautiful historic home at No. 6 Kildare Street. The ceremonies usually take place in April, July and December each year.

Fees to attend

  • The fee to attend an MRCPI conferring ceremony is €365
  • If you cannot attend in person you can be conferred In Absentia for a fee of €645


Are you an RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland graduate?

  • If you obtained your primary medical degree from RCSI you are entitled to a discount and can pay a Licentiate conferring fee of €265
  • If you cannot attend in person, the Licentiate Conferring In Absentia fee is €545



If you need to defer your attendance to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at at least two weeks before the ceremony takes place.

Want to be conferred in absentia?

If you cannot attend a conferring ceremony and want to be conferred in absentia, you will need to complete and upload this declaration form as part of your online registration during the online application time. You can only be conferred In Absentia during a ceremony and not throughout the year.

How many guests can you bring?

You can only bring two guests into the ceremony hall, as there is limited capacity in the room.

All additional guests will be seated in the Winter Hall in No.6 Kildare Street, which will show a live video of the ceremony.

When the ceremony is finished all new Members and their guests can gather in the Graves Hall for a drinks and canapé reception.

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted into the ceremony hall and must be accompanied by an adult in the Winter Hall for the duration of the ceremony. Staff in the building cannot be responsible for any unaccompanied children.

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Exclusive benefits for Collegiate Members

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of RCPI. Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits from RCPI, such as

  • BMJ Journals
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • An RCPI GroupScheme offering a huge range of money-saving offers
  • Discounts on Apple products, medical equipment, hotels, insurance, travel and lots more
  • Waived or reduced fees for our courses and events

Read about the benefits available to Collegiate Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


All Members of RCPI are invited to become a Collegiate Member each year by paying an annual subscription. When you attend a conferring ceremony, the fee you pay covers your subscription for the first year of Membership.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Collegiate Member, please contact our Alumni Office at

I further promise and declare that I will, to the best of my ability do all things in the practice of my profession for the honour of this College and the good of the public.

Extract from our Membership declaration, which all new Members must recite or sign

Replacement Diplomas

If your diploma is lost or stolen you can order a replacement diploma by submitting a completed Replacement Diploma Form, which is available to download below, once completed please email it to

This form is for MRCPI, DCP, DOWH etc diplomas.

Replacement Diploma Form

The fee for a replacement Diploma is €60, payment details are on the form. The form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public/Lawyer to attest to your declaration that the the original has been lost/stolen. Once completed please email it to

Being a member of RCPI has given me a sense of belonging within the medical community in my postgraduate career.

Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI

Contact Us

We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions. Contact us at

Examinations Department

Our Examinations Department is happy to talk to you about applying to any of our postgraduate examinations. Please note, at present the fastest way to contact this department is via email.