Why choose MRCPI?

Your doorway to a global network of physicians

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.

An internationally recognised qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide.

MRCPI is achieved through examination. MRCPI in Obstetrics & Gynaecology is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Ireland. It is an essential component of specialist training in Ireland.

If you've chosen Obstetrics & Gynaecology as a career path you need expert knowledge of women's health, including the female reproductive system, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum care.

The qualification of MRCPI in Obstetrics & Gynaecology shows potential employers that you have advanced knowledge of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - You can effectively take a patient's history, perform clinical examinations and formulate investigation and management plans.

About MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Quality assured against international standards

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. Before an examiner can assess candidates at the Part II OSCE/Clinical exam, they are required to complete training.

We are committed to continuously reviewing the format and delivery of our exams to ensure they are aligned with international best practice.

Professor Sam Coulter-Smith, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at RCPI

Joining the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become an Associate Member of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at RCPI.

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is the national professional and training body for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in women’s health.

It is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Established in 1968, the Institute is one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It has close to 200 Members, who are experienced Consultant Obstetricians/Gynaecologists and leading experts in their field.

Associate Members enjoy exclusive membership benefits including free access to Masterclasses, St Luke’s Symposium and CPD webinars organised by our faculties and institutes.

Contact us

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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