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.
Due to current restrictions, we are unable to host in-person conferring ceremonies in No.6 Kildare Street. However, we have been able to confer eligible doctors in absentia and hold a virtual Conferring Ceremony. Being conferred in absentia makes you a full Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and has no impact on your Membership status.
As we can not currently hold in person admission ceremonies our ceremonies are now virtual. You become admitted as a member in absentia and are invited to view the virtual admission ceremony.
Being conferred in absentia makes you a full Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and has no impact on your Membership status. You will receive a letter to confirm that you are a Member of RCPI and hold all rights associated with MRCPI. We will send a list of all new Members to the Medical Council. Your MRCPI certificate will be posted to you once it is possible to do so.
When you are conferred in absentia, we will invite you Join President Prof Mary Horgan and the officers of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for a very special Virtual Membership Ceremony. This online ceremony is a celebration of those doctors who have achieved Membership of RCPI in one of our three specialities, General Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Online applications will only be open 3 times a year to be conferred. The ceremonies usually take place in April, July and December each year. You will be invited to be conferred upon successful completion of your membership exam.
During your application you must upload a completed declaration form, the form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public/Lawyer.
When applying please ensure to compete the online application thoroughly with your name in full as these will be the details that will appear on your certificate and letter.
You can only be conferred In Absentia during a ceremony and not throughout the year.
If you need to defer to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the virtual admission ceremony takes place.
All new members are now conferred In Absentia, you will need to complete and upload this declaration form as part of your online registration when applications are open. The form must be signed and stamped by a Commissioner for Oaths / Notary Public / Lawyer.
Congratulations once again on attaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. As you know, due to public health restrictions we are currently unable to welcome you to an in person ceremony and you become admitted as a member In Absentia and are invited to participate in the Virtual Admission Ceremony.
As part of the online booking you will be asked for your consent to participate in the Virtual Ceremony, this is an optional event and there is no additional charge for taking part.
We will send a holding letter following the conferring confirming your membership while we organise certificates to be sent out following the ceremony.
If you choose to participate in the Virtual Ceremony we will ask for some information as part of your online booking, including an image of you which will be displayed during the Membership ceremony.
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 email@example.com You can find a copy of the wording of the Declaration by clicking here.
This video must include the following elements:
Please note, this element of the ceremony is optional, if you do not wish to submit a recording you do not have to.
Your virtual ceremony will take place on our YouTube channel on Thursday 12 August at 7pm (GMT). 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.
All new members are now conferred In Absentia, you will need to complete and upload the declaration form above as part of your online registration along with your photo if you wish to participate in the Virtual Admission Ceremony.
Your full name, specialty and address for posting will be confirmed via email once applications close.
Applications closed on Friday, 23 July at 5pm.
If you have any queries on the above please do not hesitate to get in contact, we look forward to welcoming you to the next virtual Membership ceremony.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com.
This form is for MRCPI, DCP, DOWH etc diplomas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a member of RCPI has given me a sense of belonging within the medical community in my postgraduate career.
Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI
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 email@example.com.