Submissions 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 four awards open for entries:
The Corrigan Award is our annual BST case study competition. It recognises excellence in communication; the ability to identify complicated 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 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 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 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 are awarded by the Faculty of Public Health Medicine to honour this pioneer in infectious disease control in Ireland.
Successful applicants will be invited to present their research at the annual National Education Day for Doctors in Training, which takes place on Friday, 20 May 2022.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 17 December 2021.
Best of luck to this year’s entrants!
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.