Institute of Medicine

Doctor reviewing chart with trainee.

We are the national professional and training body for Clinical Medicine in Ireland

With over 1,000 trainee doctors and consultant trainers, we are the largest postgraduate specialist training body in Ireland - well positioned to continually pursue excellence in the delivery of healthcare.

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Ireland's newest medical training body

The Institute of Medicine was established in 2020 to enhance the oversight and practice of the 18 clinical medicine specialties in Ireland.

The Institute has replaced the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training (ICHMT) as the training body for the above listed specialties.

Professor Anthony O’Regan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Galway University Hospital, is Dean of the Institute of Medicine, while Dr Ed McKone, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital, is the Institute’s Director of Education and Training.

In developing the new governance structures for General Medicine our priority areas for the first year of the Institute will be education and training.

The Institute will also support professional affairs related to clinical medicine and will forge close working relationships with specialist professional societies, hospitals and other healthcare sites, the HSE, universities and the Medical Council.

Institute of Medicine Annual Report 2021

View the Institute of Medicine's inaugural Annual Report (2021)


Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 700

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