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
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Developing doctors for current and future world health needs
Our Faculties and Institutes train, educate and continuously develop doctors for current and future world health needs. They are highly respected and influential bodies within the health sector and represent the views and experiences of thousands of doctors in Ireland and across the world.
They work to improve every aspect of healthcare by:
displaying leadership on healthcare matters
developing clinical leaders
collaborating with other key organisations to drive healthcare improvements
introducing and maintaining standards and guidelines to support best medical practice
advocating policies and practices that are in the best interest of patients and those who care for them.
Our Faculties and Institutes work to ensure the highest standards in healthcare and are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland to deliver postgraduate specialist training in their specialties
What our Faculties and Institutes do
Our Faculties and Institutes play a vital role in supporting and training doctors and influencing the future direction of the medical profession. They achieve this by:
Developing and delivering postgraduate specialist training in Ireland at Basic and Higher Specialist Training level
Providing educational conferences and programmes for doctors in their specialties
Setting and maintaining standards for their Membership and Licentiateship examinations
Advising government, statutory bodies and other expert groups on matters relating to their specialties
Helping maintain professional standards for doctors who are taking part in Professional Competence on the General or Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register
Acting as a vital source of information for people practicing in their specialties
Representing their members’ interests at a national and international level on professional, legislative and regulatory matters