RCPI Trainee Representatives

Trainees at College event

Your hospital-based link with RCPI

Each year, RCPI Trainee Representatives are appointed to training sites across Ireland.

Your Trainee Rep is there to help you to stay connected to your training body while in training. They act as a conduit between you and RCPI, sharing important information about training and giving feedback to RCPI (and vice versa).

Trainee Reps are an important point of contact for Trainees seeking clarification or direction relating to training and education matters and are expected to encourage and support improvements to educational facilities that will improve training delivery, for example MRCPI tutorials, journal access, journal clubs, internet access and trainer engagement. They are also expected to encourage open and honest feedback from Trainees on their training experiences. Where possible, Trainee Reps also attend the College's hospital inspections at their hospital sites(s).

Trainee Reps are appointed each year for a period of one year, with applications for new appointments normally opening in June. It's an ideal opportunity to take up a formal role in RCPI and put your management skills into action.

Apply now to become an RCPI Trainee Representative for 2020/21! Apply by 22 June 2020

We are currently accepting applications from Trainees who would like to be RCPI Trainee Reps for the 2020/2021 training year.  You can apply to become a Trainee Rep for your hospital if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are an SpR in a full-time clinical post in Ireland in Higher Specialist Training or in your second or later year of Basic Specialist Training during the year of appointment 
  • You have a clear assessment/training record of at least 12 months prior to your application
  • You have an interest in education and training

You have until 22 June 2020 to apply - See link to online application form below.

As part of your application, you will be asked:

  • What is your understanding of the role of an RCPI Trainee Representative
  • What makes you an ideal candidate for this role
  • What are your suggestions for the future of the Trainee Rep role in postgraduate specialist training
  • Brief bio (100 words)

Successful Trainee Reps will be announced in July 2020.

Read about the role of a Trainee Rep

Before you apply, find out what RCPI Trainee Reps do and how they are appointed

RCPI Trainee Reps 2019 - 2020

See who's representing your training site. Not on the list? Contact us to become a Trainee Rep for your hospital.

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.