RCPI Trainee Representatives

Trainees at College event

Your hospital-based link with RCPI

Each year, RCPI Trainee Representatives are appointed to training sites across Ireland.

Your Trainee Rep is there to help you to stay connected to your training body while in training. They act as a conduit between you and RCPI, sharing important information about training and giving feedback to RCPI (and vice versa).

Trainee Reps are an important point of contact for Trainees seeking clarification or direction relating to training and education matters and are expected to encourage and support improvements to educational facilities that will improve training delivery, for example MRCPI tutorials, journal access, journal clubs, internet access and trainer engagement. They are also expected to encourage open and honest feedback from Trainees on their training experiences. Where possible, Trainee Reps also attend the College's hospital inspections at their hospital sites(s).

Trainee Reps are appointed each year for a period of one year, with applications for new appointments normally opening in June. It's an ideal opportunity to take up a formal role in RCPI and put your management skills into action.

How to become a Trainee Rep

You can apply to become a Trainee Rep for your hospital if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are an SpR in a full-time clinical post in Ireland in Higher Specialist Training or in your second or later year of Basic Specialist Training during the year of appointment 
  • You have a clear assessment/training record of at least 12 months prior to your application
  • You have an interest in education and training

If you require further details, please email trainees@rcpi.ie

Apply now to become a Trainee Rep for 2022-2023

Applications for the 2022-2023 Trainee Reps are open from 18 July 2022 and close on 21 August 2022 at 23.45.

If you are interested in becoming a Rep for one of the sites that does not have an assigned Trainee Rep yet, please email trainees@rcpi.ie

If you are interested in becoming a Representative for one of the sites that does not have an assigned Trainee Rep yet, please email trainees@rcpi.ie

RCPI Trainee Reps 2021-2022

See who's representing your training site. Not on the list? Contact us to become a Trainee Rep for your hospital.

Read about the role of a Trainee Rep

Before you apply, find out what RCPI Trainee Reps do and how they are appointed

RCPI Trainees' Committee

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

The RCPI Trainees' Committee (formerly known as the Collegiate Members Committee) is the longest-running Trainee committee in RCPI. We are always looking for more Trainees and Collegiate Members to get involved and become part of a group that can really make a difference.