RCPI Trainees’ Committee

Shape the future of your training and education

The RCPI Trainees' Committee (formerly known as the Collegiate Members Committee) is the ‘voice’ of Trainees in RCPI.

We represent Trainees on College Council, the Advisory Committee, the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training 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

Who is on the RCPI Trainees' Committee?

View a list of the 2019/2020 members of the Trainees' 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

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

Applications to join this committee open in May each year. 

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

There’s a role on the Trainee Committee for anyone who wants to be involved, whether your interest is reforming exam structures or medical education, being part of developing new training structures and methods of assessment, advocating for trainees’ needs at high-level RCPI committees, organising awards or social events, or working with RCPI on digital communications initiatives.

Dr James Mahon

Chair of the RCPI Trainee Committee, 2016 - 2018

2019 - 2020 Trainees' Committee Roles

Click here to view the 2019 - 2020 Trainees' Committee Roles

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.