Membership and Fellowship

Trainees at College event

The greater our membership, the stronger our voice

Ours is a leadership voice that influences healthcare for the greater good. Membership or Fellowship of the Faculty of Paediatrics lets you play an important role in the governance and future direction of your professional body.

Exclusive benefits for Members and Fellows

Join us and you will enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits, such as

  • BMJ.com
  • The Lancet
  • 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

Benefits vary by membership category.

As a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics, 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 of children.

Dr Raymond Barry

Dean, Faculty of Paediatrics
Doctor performing check up.

Become a Fellow

You can promote and develop the specialty of Paediatrics in Ireland by:

  • acting in an advisory capacity to Government and statutory bodies
  • acting as a vital source of information for media, the general public and other medical professionals
  • developing and delivering postgraduate training programmes
  • setting and standards in the MRCPI in Paediatrics
  • developing and delivering Professional Competence Schemes.

 

Are you ready to become a Fellow?

To become a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics you must:

  • hold a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatrics or have practised in the specialty of Paediatrics for more than five years (not including the time spent in Basic Specialist Training)
  • be in a full-time consultant post (or equivalent) in a paediatric specialty
  • be registered on the Specialist Division of the Medical Council of Ireland in a paediatric specialty or be registered on the General Medical Council (UK) Register of Medical Specialists in a paediatric specialty
  • be nominated by two Fellows of the Faculty of Paediatrics in good standing.

If you are interested in becoming a Fellow, we would love to hear from you. Simply contact Grace at the details listed below to arrange a quick informal assessment of your eligibility.

Paediatrics at RCPI
Trainee performing check up.

Become an Associate Member of the Faculty

If you have are a medical practitioner working in a field largely devoted to child health, you can become an Associate Member of the Faculty of Paediatrics.

 

Are you ready to become an Associate Member?

To become an Associate Member of the Faculty of Paediatrics you must be:

  • a medical practitioner working in a field largely devoted to child health
  • in a full-time consultant (or equivalent) post in their specialty or they may be Community Medical Officers whose work is largely devoted to the care of children
  • registered on the Specialist Division of the Medical Council of Ireland in a paediatric specialty or be registered on the General Medical Council (UK) Register of Medical Specialists in a paediatric specialty
  • nominated by two Fellows of the Faculty of Paediatric in good standing.

Nominations to Associate Membership are made by submitting a Nomination to Associate Membership Form, which is available on request - simply contact Grace at the details below.

Become a Collegiate Member of the Faculty

If you have passed the MRCPI in Medicine of Childhood, you can become a Collegiate Member of the Faculty of Paediatrics. 

 

Are you ready to become a Collegiate Member?

To become a Collegiate Member of the Faculty of Paediatrics you must:

  • have passed the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland examination in Medicine of Childhood
  • have been admitted as a Member of the College and have spent two years in Paediatric training
  • be nominated by two Fellows of the Faculty of Paediatric in good standing.

Nominations to Collegiate Membership are made by submitting a Nomination to Collegiate Membership Form, which is available on request - simply contact Grace at the details below.

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Contact Us

 

Grace Kelly

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Paediatrics and Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9695

Contact Grace for queries relating to the Faculty of Paediatrics or the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.