The RCPI Trainees' Committee is the ‘voice’ of Trainees in RCPI.
Its goal is to represent Trainees’ interests and work towards improving training. They represent the views of Trainees on multiple committees across RCPI and are actively involved in the Steering Group for Retaining Medical Talent in Ireland, the EU Working Time Directive and numerous other working groups.
The Trainees’ Committee is now seeking applications from Trainees who wish to join this important committee. Applications close on 5 May 2019
The next stage of applications will be an online ballot, in which Trainees can see who has applied to join the committee and vote for new members. The online ballot will be open between 21 May and 7 June 2019.
In advance of this, we will be emailing all trainees a unique code and details on how to cast your vote.
The newly elected Trainees’ Committee will be announced at their AGM on 20 June 2019.
Dr Cormac Kennedy, the current chair of the RCPI Trainees' Committee has a message for fellow trainees: "The RCPI Trainees' Committee has been working tirelessly on behalf of trainees to improve their lot. Ongoing projects include those related to Health and Wellbeing and new educational content provision which will come to fruition in the coming year.
"The committee has been centrally involved in the roll-out of our new ePortfolio, as well as the procurement of a new virtual learning environment, RCPI's new guidance on GDPR and future advice regarding open disclosure.
"A new committee means a new impetus and we want those that consider themselves 'doers' to get involved and shape training for their colleagues.
"This committee provides invaluable management experience for members, with trainees sitting on the college's key working groups which influence our future."
The RCPI Trainees' Committee (formerly known as the Collegiate Members Committee) is the longest-running Trainee committee in RCPI. We are always looking for more Trainees and Collegiate Members to get involved and become part of a group that can really make a difference.