Established in 1654, RCPI has a wealth of experience in educating doctors and providing them with the skills to provide first-class care at an advanced level.
RCPI is dedicated to ensuring doctors have the skills to provide patients with the best possible care. We are committed to helping doctors enhance their skills, competencies and professionalism throughout their working lives. RCPI’s strategic aim is to deliver worldclass specialist training, enhance life-long learning and professional development, promote leadership in patient care, be a trusted, authoritative voice on public health policy and build our global presence.
Our core values are honesty, trust, kindness, innovation, responsiveness, quality and excellence, which is encompassed into the training environment in Ireland. We are the largest training body and hold 6 of the Institutes and Faculties of training in Ireland including the Institute of Medicine, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Pathology, Faculty of Paediatrics and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
RCPI has a global network with over 13,000 Trainees, Licentiates, Members and Fellows across 29 different specialties in over 90 countries. This network gives us the knowledge and expertise which allows us drive constant improvement in training.
We provide membership to the college following successful completion of the MRCPI exam, which is available in General Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Public Health and Occupational Medicine. These qualifications are valued by healthcare employees worldwide. We also advocate for policy and legislative change in a number of key areas including ageing, tobacco, cancer screening, open disclosure, obesity, alcohol, physical activity, sexual health and traffic medicine.
Graduates of our Programmes are not only recognised for their ability to tackle the complex challenges of today, but also for their preparedness to be future leaders in their field.