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The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has welcomed 171 new Members at a series of conferring ceremonies at No. 6 Kildare Street today, 12 December 2019.
The doctors have all passed the College’s Membership MRCPI examinations. MRCPI is an internationally recognised qualification and a standard of excellence. It is an immense achievement and Membership gives a real sense of belonging to the College and it provides many opportunities for our new Members to take up roles within the College and to help to shape its future and its training programmes.
Doctors achieved their MRCPI qualification in three specialties; General Medicine, Paediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Candidates comes from 12 Countries.
I'm delighted that you are joining us as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland - an organisation that dates back to 1654. You are now part of an international network of 11,000 respected physicians based across 84 countries. This College is now your College, and you should feel entirely at home here. You are the future of the College. On behalf of all of the Council and Officers of the College, I congratulate you. Our focus is nurturing doctors. Our mission is very simple, it’s training and educating our doctors and advocating for the needs of our population. It is my vision, as President, to enable you to provide world-class care in a supportive work environment where you and your patients feel valued and respected. I only do my job if I enable you to reach your full potential. Passing the Membership Examination is a very significant achievement and all the more so given that you have busy clinical jobs. I would encourage you to become involved with your college and to join us for our events throughout the year.
Professor Mary Horgan, President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
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