eJournal Club and Trainee Award for doctors on RCPI training programmes

Have you read a practice-changing journal article lately?

Eligible submissions will be considered for the Kate McGarry Prize

We are delighted to announce a the eJournal Club for doctors in Basic and Higher Specialist Training has launched for 2020/21. 

This is a unique opportunity to share your reviews of practice-changing articles with over 1,000 doctors.

The eJournal Club is in RCPI Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, and it's now open for submissions from doctors in BST and HST.

You are welcome to submit reviews presented at journal clubs in your hospital. 

Get started - Submit your first article review!

The eJournal Club is in RCPI Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, and it's now open for submissions from doctors in BST and HST.

You are welcome to submit reviews presented at journal clubs in your hospital. Articles must be relevant to the specialty of General Internal Medicine.

Please review our submission criteria here.

All entries will be marked in accordance with this marking scheme.

Deadlines for each submission period are:

  • September-October: October 31, 2020
  • November- December: December 31, 2020
  • January- February: February 28, 2021
  • March- April: April 30, 2021

A chance to win a prestigious award - The Kate McGarry Prize

Doctors in both HST and BST can submit article reviews.

Reviews from doctors in BST that are selected for publication will be considered for the Kate McGarry Prize, a Trainee award.

The award will be presented at the annual National Education Day for Doctors in Training, which is organised by the RCPI Trainees’ Committee each year.

Who was Dr Kate McGarry?

Dr Kate McGarry was a much loved Consultant Physician in Navan and a Fellow on RCPI Council for 25 years.

She had a special interest in non-invasive cardiology and played a major role in developing Cardiology services in Navan.

In RCPI, she served as Vice President, Censor, and Associate Director of Hospital Site Accreditation. She was also President of the Irish Heart Foundation. She had over 30 international publications and helped discover a new genetic abnormality in an Irish family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

She was a trailblazer for Irish women in Medicine, and a thoughtful and compassionate doctor.

She passed away on 5 January 2018.

The inaugural Kate McGarry Prize was awarded in 2020.

Dr Kate McGarry

Contact us

If you have any questions about taking part, please contact your BST Coordinator or the RCPI Trainees' Committee.

If you need help using RCPI Brightspace, please contact our Helpdesk.

We look forward to reading your entries!

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Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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Basic Specialist Training

Jane Fletcher

Team Lead, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 8639 657

Jane is the Team Lead overseeing Basic Specialist Training.


Catherine Corcoran

Programme Coordinator, Obstetrics and Gynaecology training programmes

Tel: +3531 6698 830

Contact Catherine for queries about Basic Specialist Training and Higher Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Lauren Kerchner, BST

Coordinator, Histopathology Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9640

Contact Lauren for information about Basic Specialist Training in Histopathology.


Maeli Santos

Coordinator, General Internal Medicine Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9626

Contact Maeli for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine.