RCPI Trainees’ Committee

Shape the future of your training and education

The RCPI Trainees' Committee is the ‘voice’ of Trainees in RCPI. We represent Trainees on College Council, the Advisory Committee and the Examinations Committee. We are also actively involved in the Steering Group for Retaining Medical Talent in Ireland, the EU Working Time Directive and numerous other working groups.

The RCPI Trainees' Committee has always had an active interest in postgraduate specialist training and acts as an important interface between Trainees and RCPI. Our goal is to represent Trainees’ interests and work towards improving training.

We are also responsible for the organisation of three Trainee Awards:

  • the Corrigan Medal
  • the David Mitchell Award
  • the William Stokes Award


The Trainees' Committee AGM took place on 21 July 2020, where the 2020/21 Committee was announced.

Click below to view the Committee members. 

Who is on the RCPI Trainees' Committee 2020/21?

View a list of the 2020/21 members of the Trainees' Committee

2020 - 2021 Trainees' Committee Roles

Click here for an overview of each of the roles on the Committee.

The Trainees’ Committee is an essential conduit for communication between Trainees and the College. We advocate for Trainee interests in the College while disseminating RCPI's key messages and information to Trainees. We influence decisions at the highest levels in RCPI and ensures that the ideal of world-class medical training is to the forefront of the College's agenda.

Dr Cormac Kennedy

Chair of the RCPI Trainee Committee

Dr Cormac Kennedy, Chair of the RCPI Trainees' Committee, explains why you should get involved

Who can join the RCPI Trainees' Committee?

The following doctors can join the Trainees' Committee:

  • Trainees in Basic Specialist Training
  • Trainees in Higher Specialist Training

How to Join

The RCPI Trainees' Committee recruits now members each year. New members are voted in by Trainees.

Details for this year's election process can be found above.

If you’re interested in getting involved or would just like further information about us, please get in touch by emailing us at Trainees@rcpi.ie

President, Prof Mary Horgan, on the integral role of the Trainees' Committee

Contact us

If you would like to join the RCPI Trainee Committee or find out more, please get in touch!

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.