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RCPI Trainee Awards open for applications

The 2020 RCPI Trainee Awards are open for applications – apply by 1 December 2020

Applications are now being accepted for the annual RCPI Trainee Awards. These awards recognise excellence and Trainee achievements in communication, research, and improvements in patient care and specialist education and training.

There are five awards open for entries:

The Corrigan Medal

The Corrigan Award is our annual BST case study competition. It recognises excellence in communication - The ability to identify complicating and challenging aspects of patient histories and communicate what we can learn from them. The winner receives the Corrigan Medal, named after past RCPI President Sir Dominic Corrigan (1859 – 1863) and an educational grant worth €1,000. This competition is open to all Trainees currently undertaking BST with RCPI and the Joint Residency Training Programme.

The David Mitchell Award

The David Mitchell Award recognises audits that improve patient care and/or specialist education and training. The winning Trainee or team of Trainees receives the David Mitchell Award and an educational grant worth €1,000 for a single Trainee or €1,500 for a team of Trainees. This competition is open to all Trainees, or a team of Trainees currently registered with RCPI.

The William Stokes Award

The William Stokes Award is awarded by the Trainees' Committee in RCPI. It recognises research of the highest standards carried out by Trainees in Higher Specialist Training. The winning Trainee receives the William Stokes Award and an educational grant worth €4,000. The award is open to all Trainees currently undertaking Higher Specialist Training with RCPI. 

The Dorothy Stopford Price Medal

The Dorothy Stopford Price Medal was introduced in 2018 to recognise excellence in research or audit on vaccination, immunisation or control of infectious diseases and its potential impact on public health. The medal and an educational grant worth €1,000 is awarded by the Faculty of Public Health Medicine to honour this pioneer in infectious disease control in Ireland.

The Kate McGarry Prize

The Kate McGarry Prize was introduced by the RCPI Trainees' Committee in 2019. It is an eJournal Club for doctors in Basic and Higher Specialist Training, providing 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.

Successful applicants will be invited to present their research in an online presentation format at the annual National Education Day for Doctors in Training, which takes place on Friday, 28 May 2021.

Details on how to apply can be found here.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, 1 December 2020.

Best of luck to this year’s entrants!

RCPI Trainees' Committee

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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.