Why Choose RCPI?

Doctor reading patient notes.

We will help you reach your full potential

You know that being a great doctor requires more than clinical competence.

Our training programmes will help you develop the communication, management and interpersonal skills essential for providing excellent patient care, along with expert training on ethics, specially tailored for individual specialties.

We understand it’s important to care for the caregivers and we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our Trainees, every step of the way.

When you are accepted onto one of our training programmes, you can be sure your training is monitored and delivered to the highest standard possible.

Trainee studying.

What You Get When You Train with Us

In addition to providing quality-assured, curriculum-based training with some of Ireland’s leading specialists, we offer a wide range of benefits, services and support to all those who are accepted onto our training programmes.

We provide support and guidance on targets, procedures, courses, assessments and all matters relevant to your training.

We conduct our affairs transparently and impartially in the best interests of education and training standards.

We protect the best interests of Trainees in our dealings with the Government and other stakeholders.

Benefits and services that we are pleased to offer Trainees include:

  • Free online access to BMJ Journals and the Lancet Online
  • A free four-month subscription to a BMJ OnExamination package
  • A wide range of discounts on travel, computers, insurance, medical equipment, entertainment, sports and fitness, financial products, and lots more through our group affinity scheme
  • A free Student Leap Card, which will get you discounts with Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Dart and Luas services
  • Free attendance at many of our courses and events, including Masterclasses and Clinical Updates
  • Facilities for research and study at our premises at 6 Kildare Street, available Monday to Friday

START PLANNING YOUR MEDICAL CAREER

Download our 2016/2017 postgraduate specialist training brochure

Training programmes in 25 specialties

Our training programmes are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and can lead to great careers in 25 specialties:

Internal Medicine, including Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Clinical Genetics
Dermatology
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
Gastroenterology
Genitourinary Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology
Nephrology
Neurology
Palliative Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Rheumatology
Occupational Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pathology, including
Chemical Pathology
Clinical Microbiology
Haematology
Histopathology
Immunology
Paediatrics, including Neonatology
Public Health Medicine
 
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Our Role in Postgraduate Specialist Training

We house six of the 13 postgraduate specialist training bodies in Ireland:

  1. The Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training
  2. Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  3. Faculty of Pathology
  4. Faculty of Paediatrics
  5. Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  6. Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Although we have six separate training bodies on site, we operate as a single organisation and are committed to delivering postgraduate specialist training to over 1,200 doctors in 25 specialties.

Training takes place in structured rotations on hospital sites across Ireland, and is supported by our experienced network of local trainers, Programme Directors and National Specialty Directors.

We work closely with the Medical Education and Training Unit in the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure that your training is delivered to the highest standards on hospital sites.

Who to contact if you have questions about Basic Specialist Training

Orla Mulligan

Coordinator, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 863 9719

Contact Orla for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine

Jane Fletcher

Coordinator, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 8639 657

Contact Jane for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine.

Megan Muehlenbruch

Coordinator, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9640

Contact Megan for information about Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics, Histopathology or Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Who to contact if you have questions about Higher Specialist Training

Theresa Murphy

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9778

Contact Theresa for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Endocrinology & Diabetus Mellitus
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Andrei Vlad Vasilescu

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9712

Contact Andrei for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Clinical Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Dean Lennon

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9713

Contact Dean for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

Odharnait Uí Bhuachalla

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9714

Contact Odharnait for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine

Who to contact if you have questions about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme

Taimse Tracey

Team Leader, International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9764

Taimse is the Team Lead for training on the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme. She manages all matters related to the International Training Programmes, post-recruitment.