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 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 KennedyChair of the RCPI Trainee Committee
The following doctors can join the Trainees' Committee:
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 MahonChair of the RCPI Trainee Committee, 2016 - 2018
If you would like to join the RCPI Trainee Committee or find out more, please get in touch!
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.