The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland welcomes 259 new Members

Newly Conferred Members Dr. Ambreen Nishat and Dr. Shaima Khan

Today marks a week of celebration at RCPI as we welcomed 258 new Members at Conferring ceremonies in our historic No 6 Kildare Street. The event marked only the second in-person conferring ceremony since the pandemic.

The doctors hit this milestone having all passed the College’s Membership MRCPI examinations, a truly immense achievement. MRCPI is an internationally recognised qualification and a standard of excellence.

The doctors achieved their MRCPI qualification across three specialties; General Medicine, Paediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

"I was in your shoes 34 years ago and I am fully aware of the commitment, hard work, hours of study late at night and deferral of social life that’s involved in getting to where you are - but I hope you agree it is all worth it in the end.  What you do makes a difference to people’s lives every day. Not many professions can say that," RCPI President, Professor Mary Horgan said.

These new members were welcomed from 29 countries:

  •  Ireland
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Bangladesh
  • Iraq
  • Singapore
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nigeria
  • Canada
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Jordan
  • Yemen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Romania
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey 
  • France
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • Nepal
  • Mauritius

Read the full list of new Members here.

Ms Nessa Dinesen, Niece of Past President RCPI Dr Brian Alton (featured in portrait), celebrating with her son Dr. Fergal Dineen, who was conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians at No 6.

“Passing the Membership Examination is a very significant achievement and all the more so given that you have busy clinical jobs. It is a journey that is worth every step. Having the letters MRCPI after your name demonstrates that you have reached a standard of excellence that is trusted and recognised by employers around the world.”

Professor Mary Horgan

RCPI President

View a list of new Members here

Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland conferred in August 2022