Expressions of interest sought: Join the Institute of Medicine Board

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Would you like to join the Board of the Institute of Medicine?

Apply by Friday 10 January 2020

The Institute of Medicine Board will be established in January 2020 and we are inviting expressions of interest from RCPI Fellows in Medicine to become Members of the Board.

Applications are invited from Fellows in all Medicine specialties except Respiratory Medicine, as this specialty is already sufficiently represented on the Board at this time.

About the Institute of Medicine Board

The Board of the Institute of Medicine will oversee the governance, business and financial planning of training and professional affairs related to the medicine specialties within RCPI.

The Board will also deal with any unusual or extraordinary issues as they arise.

The Board will report to RCPI Council and meet at least quarterly.

Who can apply?


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) in good standing
  • Specialist registered in one of the 18 Medicine specialties (except Respiratory Medicine, as this specialty is already significantly covered on the Board)
  • In order to bring independent judgement these appointees shall not be current post holders of any role within the Institute of Medicine or RCPI


  • Previous experience in Medicine Education and Training
  • Strong interest in the promotion of medical specialties
  • An understanding of corporate governance and risk management
  • Analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and build consensus
  • Excellent communication skills

Read more about this opportunity

Read more about the role of Board Member and the entry criteria

About the Institute of Medicine

As part of our ongoing Governance Implementation programme, we are establishing the Institute of Medicine to act as the training and professional body for Clinical Medicine specialties in Ireland.

This new training and professional body will oversee all matters relating to education, training and examinations for General Medicine specialties, which are currently governed by the ICHMT. It is planned that the ICHMT will be subsumed into the Institute of Medicine in early 2020. The Institute of Medicine will also support the professional careers of Fellows, Members and Trainees in General Medicine and act as an authoritative source of advice within the College in connection with General Medicine.

Professor Anthony O’Regan was appointed as Foundation Dean in November 2018 and Dr Ed McKone was appointed as Director of Education and Training in December 2018.

An official launch of the Institute of Medicine will take place in January 2020, followed by an inaugural annual meeting of the Institute in June 2020.

Professor Anthony O’Regan, Foundation Dean

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the position of Board member, please forward a short (one side of A4) statement of your interest in this opportunity, highlighting how you would be able to contribute.

This should be sent to the IOM Foundation Dean, Professor Anthony O’Regan c/o by close of business on Friday 10 January 2020.


If you have questions about this role, please contact Emma Cuddihy.

Emma Cuddihy

Programme Manager, Governance Implementation Programme

Tel: 01 863 9730