MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Congratulations to our newest Members!

Congratulations on your achievement - We know it takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to pass our Membership examinations.

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.

You should aim to be conferred as a member in the same year that you pass your clinical exam.

Remember, you are not considered a Member of RCPI and are not entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'MRCPI', until you have been conferred and awarded your diploma.

MRCPI Conferring Ceremony 2022

December 2022

Our next MRCPI Conferring Ceremony will take place in December 2022.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the College for our upcoming MRCPI Conferring Ceremony. We look forward to being able to share this special day with you and your families in our home at No.6 Kildare Street.

You will have the option to attend in person on a specific day or receive your membership In Absentia.

In Person

You are welcome to bring guests with you on the day to join you in celebrating this milestone. Guests are welcome in the ceremony hall, and additional guests will be able to watch it live in a viewing room in the College, all new members and their families are invited to join us for a drinks and canapé reception following the ceremony. Gowning and photography is available on the day. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the day for family and friends to watch from afar. 

Please note: places at each ceremony are limited. We will endeavour to give you your first preference of time where possible.

In Absentia

If you wish to be conferred In Absentia and not attend on the day, we will confer you in absentia on the day and send you your certificate in the weeks following the ceremony. Once you have submitted your online booking you will be contacted to confirm your details.

Online Booking

Bookings will open in October and close at the end of November, details will be updated here.

If you are being conferred In Absentia, you will need to complete and upload the declaration form as part of your online registration, the form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths / Notary Public / Lawyer / Solicitor.

If you are attending in person, you do not need to upload your declaration form.

There is just one online booking for the Conferring as a whole, once your booking is submitted and the closing date has passed, we will be in touch with you to confirm all your details.

Conferring Fees

  • The fee to be conferred as a member in person is €365
  • The fee to be conferred as a member in absentia is €645

Are you an RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland graduate?

If you obtained your primary medical degree from RCSI you are entitled to a discount and can pay a Licentiate conferring fee.

  • The fee to be conferred as a Licentiate in person is €265
  • The fee to be conferred as a Licentiate in absentia is €545


If you need to defer to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at at least two weeks before the Conferring Ceremony takes place.

Being a member of RCPI has given me a sense of belonging within the medical community in my postgraduate career.

Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI

Exclusive benefits for Collegiate Members

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of RCPI. Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits from RCPI, such as

  • An RCPI GroupScheme offering a huge range of money-saving offers
  • Discounts on Apple products, medical equipment, hotels, insurance, travel and lots more
  • Waived or reduced fees for our courses and events


All Members of RCPI are invited to become a Collegiate Member each year by paying an annual subscription. When you attend a conferring ceremony, the fee you pay covers your subscription for the first year of Membership.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Collegiate Member, please contact our Alumni Office at

Courses and Masterclasses.

I further promise and declare that I will, to the best of my ability do all things in the practice of my profession for the honour of this College and the good of the public.

Extract from our Membership declaration, which all new Members must recite or sign

Replacement Diplomas

If your diploma is lost or stolen you can order a replacement diploma by submitting a completed Replacement Diploma Form, which is available to download below, once completed please email it to

This form is for MRCPI, DCP, DOWH etc diplomas.

Replacement Diploma Form

The fee for a replacement Diploma is €60. Please send a completed form to, who will revert back with further instructions. If you have any other queries, please reach out to

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 conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions. Contact us at

Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9700