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11 mentors now available to support RCPI Trainees

Experienced doctors are now available to help RCPI Trainees who want extra support

We are now accepting requests

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new mentoring initiative in RCPI. 11 mentors, all of whom are experienced doctors, are now available to help RCPI Trainees who would like extra support.

The mentors are listed below. These doctors have received specialised training on how to mentor and can help Trainees who are dealing with issues such as:

  • Career choices, not sure if they've chosen the right specialty
  • Balancing family life with work
  • Considering leaving medicine and pursuing a different career
  • Challenges with interpersonal relationships at work
  • Bereavement or traumatic events
  • Challenges with contracts
  • Managing time effectively

This confidential mentoring service will operate on a self-referral basis, at no cost to Trainees. We are now accepting requests.

Trainees who contact RCPI to request support will be matched to the mentor who is best equipped to offer support for that particular Trainee. Our mentors will share their knowledge and experience and will help Trainees achieve the best results. Our mentors are committed to supporting Trainees’ development.

Would you like to be matched with a mentor?

If you are currently on an RCPI training programme (including our international programmes), and you feel you would benefit from mentoring, please contact Hadas Levy B.A. M.Sc. Psych, Manager of our Health and Wellbeing department, and she will contact you to arrange an initial consultation before matching you with the most suitable mentor. Hadas can be contacted at HadasLevy@rcpi.ie

There is no charge for this service and it is strictly confidential.

It is important to note this is not a counselling service and doctors who require treatment for mental illness or acute stress are advised to avail of support from agencies listed here: https://www.rcpi.ie/physician-wellbeing/where-to-go-for-help-and-advice/

Meet our mentors

  • Áine Carroll, Rehabilitation Consultant, National Rehab Hospital
  • Gaye Cunnane, Director of Health and Wellbeing, RCPI and Rheumatology Consultant, St James's Hospital
  • Christine Kelly, Infectious Diseases SpR, RCPI Higher Specialist Training
  • Terry McWade, CEO, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and a medical doctor
  • Ceppie Merry, Infectious Diseases Consultant, St James's Hospital
  • Diarmuid O'Shea, Registrar, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Geriatric Medicine Consultant, St Vincent's University Hospital
  • Emer Shelley, Dean, Faculty of Public Health Medicine and retired public health physician and academic
  • Lynda Sisson, Dean, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and HSE National Clinical Lead for Workplace Health and Well Being
  • Ed Smyth, Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital
  • Muirne Spooner, Senior Lecturer, RCSI
  • Peter Wright, Retired Public Health physician and Honorary Treasurer of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Contact us

Hadas Levy

Manager, Health and Wellbeing Department

Tel: 01 863 9705

Hadas Levy B.A. Psychology, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology manages the RCPI Health and Wellbeing Office.