Deadline for RCPI Trainee Awards is fast approaching! Submit your case study, audit or research by Friday 28 July

Trainee Awards winners 2016

Recognising excellence and celebrating your outstanding achievements

Apply by Friday 28 July 2017

The RCPI Trainees' Committee is responsible for three awards in RCPI: the Corrigan Medal, the David Mitchell Award and the William Stokes Research Award. These awards were established to recognise excellence and support the achievements of doctors in training.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Trainee Awards. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 July 2017.

Shortlisted Trainees will be asked to present their entries at our annual St Luke’s Symposium in October. The Trainees' Committee Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in RCPI, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 

We will also be offering a free presentation skills course to all those selected to present at the St Luke's Symposium.

Best of luck to this year's entrants!

Two trainee Doctors.

THE CORRIGAN AWARD – ANNUAL BST CASE STUDY COMPETITION

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.

What to include in your submission

You will be asked to submit an abstract of an interesting or challenging case that you encountered while in BST. The case can be published or unpublished.

Read more about this award

Who can apply?

The Corrigan Medal is open to Trainees registered on the BST programme at the time of case submission.

How to apply

You are asked to submit an abstract of an interesting or challenging case that you encountered while in BST.

Your entry will be judged by the Trainees' Committee.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 28 July 2017.

One of last year's winners

THE DAVID MITCHELL AWARD – RECOGNISING EXCELLENT AUDITS

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 Trainees.  

This competition is open to all Trainees, or a team of Trainees currently registered with RCPI.

What to include in your submission

  • You must identify a problem where clinical audit can improve the care provided to patients and/or specialist education and training
  • There must be identified standards
  • The sample size must be appropriate to the problem
  • The data collection methodology must be comprehensive
  • The analysis must be robust to identify problems
  • The submission must demonstrate how changes in practice have been achieved
  • The audit must be a completed cycle rather than a preliminary standard setting investigation or a simple descriptive study

Read more about this award

Who can apply?

The David Mitchell Award is open to individual Trainees or a team of Trainees currently registered on an RCPI training programme. Applicants must have made a significant contribution at the conception and implementation phases of the audit.

How to apply

You are asked to submit a description of the completed audit, which will be judged by the Collegiate Members Committee.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 28 July 2017.

If you apply for this award you will get a free course on audit

This year we are offering all Trainees applying to the David Mitchell award free access to our online Performing Audit course

Computer lab
Pathology

WILLIAM STOKES AWARD FOR RESEARCH

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.

What to include in your submission

You will need to submit an abstract of your research paper, which will be judged by the Collegiate Members Committee.

  • Your research may be either published or unpublished but it must have been undertaken in the last three years
  • Abstracts must be based on original research in the field of medicine and/or its subspecialties
  • The abstract must not exceed 400 words in length
  • Patient confidentiality must be observed

Read more about this award

Who can apply?

The William Stokes Award is open to Trainees currently undertaking HST with RCPI.

How to apply

You are asked to submit an abstract of your research paper, which will be judged by the Collegiate Members Committee.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 28 July 2017.

Last year's winners

The winners of the 2016 RCPI Trainee Awards are listed below.

The Corrigan Award

Dr Eibhlín Higgins, SHO Galway University Hospital for A Rare Rarity: Ectopic Thymoma presenting with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Myasthenia Gravis

The David Mitchell Award

Dr Bronwyn Power, Paediatric SHO Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar for Check me Baby one more time! An audit of neonatal discharge checks in a tertiary paediatric centre

William Stokes Research Award

Dr Giao Lê, Research Haematology SpR Mater University Hospital; Dublin City University; National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training for Analysis of polyclonal IgG reveals the role of N-glycosylation in the pathogenesis of plasma cell disorders

The Corrigan Award Poster Presentation

Dr Fergus Keane for A Puzzling Presentation in Pregnancy

The David Mitchell Award Poster Presentation

Dr Derek O’Keeffe for Does the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) with a Standardised Protocol Improve Outcomes

The William Stokes Poster Presentation

Dr Emily Harrold for Prevalence of Insomnia in an Oncology Patient Population - an Irish Tertiary Referral Centre Experience

One of last year's winners

Contact Us

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.