With over 700 Trainees in Basic and Higher Specialist Training, we are the largest postgraduate specialist training body in Ireland - well positioned to continually pursue excellence in the delivery of healthcare.
We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in 16 specialties:
We develop and monitor training programmes in these specialties and work to maintain the highest standards throughout the continuum of training and educational development. We differ from RCPI’s other Faculties and Institutes in that we deal solely with specialist medical training and are not a professional body with members.
We work to advance the science and practice of general medicine in Ireland. We develop and maintain standards in general medicine and are an authoritative voice on matters relating to the 16 general medical specialties in Ireland.
We are responsible for:
Professor Des Carney is the current Chair of the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training.
Professor Carney is a member of Council and Chair of the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training. Professor Carney is a Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Mater Hospital and has also previously held the position of National Specialty Director for the speciality of Medical Oncology.