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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 be conferred as a member 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 and awarded your diploma.

MRCPI Conferring Ceremony 2022

4 – 7 April 2022

Our next MRCPI Conferring Ceremony is scheduled to take place over the course of three days from 4 to 7 April 2022.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the College for our upcoming MRCPI Conferring Ceremony in April. We look forward to being able to share this special day with you and your families in our home at No.6 Kildare Street.

You will have the option to attend in person on a specific day or receive your membership In Absentia and be part of the virtual ceremony.

In Person

Our in-person ceremonies will take place over a number of days and you will be contacted after submitting your booking to select your preference for attending.

You are welcome to bring 2 guests with you on the day to join you in celebrating this milestone. Gowning and photography is supplied on the day and all new members and their families are invited to join us for a drinks and canapé reception following the ceremony. The ceremony will be live streamed on the day for family and friends to watch from afar.

Please note: places at each ceremony are limited. We will endeavour to give you your first preference of day/time where possible.

In Absentia

If you wish to be conferred In Absentia and not attend on the day, you can choose to either have your name and photo included in the pre-recorded virtual ceremony that will be broadcast on Thursday, 7 April at 7pm via the RCPI YouTube channel or you can opt out and not to be included in the virtual ceremony and we will confer you in absentia and send you your certificate in the weeks following. Once you have submitted your online booking you will be contacted to confirm your preferences.

Bookings are now open for the Membership Conferring Ceremony and will close on Friday, 25 February at 5pm.

For those who are successful in the upcoming General Medical Clinical taking place in January and February, you will be given the opportunity to be conferred at this ceremony in your successful results letter in late March.

Book your place 

If you are being conferred In Absentia, you will need to complete and upload the declaration form as part of your online registration, the form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths / Notary Public / Lawyer / Solicitor.

If you are attending in person, you do not need to upload your declaration form.

There is just one online booking for the Conferring as a whole, once your booking is submitted and the closing date has passed, we will be in touch with an online form to complete to specify if you wish to attend in person or in absentia and your preference options for the specified date/times available to you.

Please note: Places at each ceremony are limited, we will endeavour to give you your first preference of day/time where possible.

Bookings closed on Friday, 25 February at 5pm.

For those who are successful in the upcoming General Medical Clinical taking place in January and February, you will be given the opportunity to be conferred at this ceremony in your successful results letter in March.

*When booking please choose the correct fee as a new Member, only select Licentiate if you graduated from RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland*

If you have any queries on the Membership Conferring please do not hesitate to get in contact at helpdesk@rcpi.ie.

About the Virtual Conferring Ceremony

For the online Virtual Ceremony we will ask for some information as part of your online booking, including a photograph of you which will be displayed during the online Membership ceremony video. 

Click here for an example of how this picture should appear.

We are also looking to include footage of some Members reciting the Declaration in the virtual ceremony. If you would like to partake please email a recording of you reading the Declaration to exams@rcpi.ie You can find a copy of the wording of the Declaration by clicking here.

This video must include the following elements:

  • You with your head and shoulders visible, or head to waist
  • For it to be filmed in landscape mode against a plain background
  • Please don’t film with windows in the background
  • Avoid anything that is distracting
  • Please frame yourself with appropriate headroom
  • Please avoid noisy surroundings for the optimum sound quality and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Don’t share anything you wouldn’t want the viewer to see.

Please note, this element of the ceremony is optional, if you do not wish to submit a recording you do not have to.

The online virtual Conferring Ceremony will take place via our YouTube channel. We will send you a viewing link closer to the time of this ceremony that you will be able to share with family and friends.

Conferring Fees

  • The fee to be conferred as a member is €365

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 need to defer to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at helpdesk@rcpi.ie at least two weeks before the virtual admission ceremony takes place.

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

Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI

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

  • 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


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 alumni@rcpi.ie

Courses and Masterclasses.

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 exams@rcpi.ie.

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

Replacement Diploma Form

The fee for a replacement Diploma is €60. Please send a completed form to exams@rcpi.ie, who will revert back with further instructions. If you have any other queries, please reach out to helpdesk@rcpi.ie.

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 helpdesk@rcpi.ie.

Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9700