MRCPI is recognised around the world as an international benchmark of excellence in medicine, opening up new opportunities for career advancement.
When you are conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist. You are joining a global network of respected physicians whose roots date back to 1654.
Today we have over 9,000 Members in more than 90 countries around the world.
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide.
Membership is achieved through examination. MRCPI is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for Paediatrics in Ireland. It is an essential entry requirement for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics.
If you've chosen Paediatrics as a career path you need expert knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, from birth to age 18. The qualification of MRCPI in Paediatrics shows potential employers that you have advanced knowledge of Paediatrics - You can effectively take a detailed history from a parent or child, perform clinical examinations and formulate investigation and management plans.
It takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to reach the standard required to achieve MRCPI. There's a lot at stake and you need to have faith in the delivery and grading of your exams.
We go to great lengths to ensure our exams are fairly and consistently marked. Each question is carefully reviewed and assessed for difficulty.
Our examiners are experienced clinicians who have met strict eligibility criteria. They are trained to mark candidates fairly and objectively.
We are committed to continuously reviewing the format and delivery of our exams to ensure they are aligned with international best practice.
All over the world, more than 13,000 doctors are benefiting from being part of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Ours is a leadership voice that influences healthcare for the greater good. As an independent organisation representing thousands of doctors, we are a united, powerful voice that can influence national health policies to ensure they are in the best interests of people’s health.
Collegiate Members enjoy exclusive membership benefits including free access to Masterclasses, St Luke’s Symposium and CPD webinars organised by our faculties and institutes.
We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to MRCPI conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.
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