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Institute of Medicine launched by RCPI

The RCPI has launched a new governance structure that will act as the training and professional body for general medical specialities in Ireland.

The Institute of Medicine was launched in the RCPI headquarters in no 6 Kildare Street on Tuesday 23 January 2020.

The College has established the Institute of Medicine to enhance the oversight and practice of the 18 medicine specialties in Ireland:

1. Cardiology
2. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
3. Clinical Genetics
4. Dermatology
5. Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
6. Gastroenterology
7. General Internal Medicine
8. Genitourinary Medicine
9. Geriatric Medicine
10. Infectious Diseases
11. Medical Oncology
12. Nephrology
13. Neurology
14. Palliative Medicine
15. Pharmaceutical Medicine
16. Rehabilitation Medicine
17. Respiratory Medicine
18. Rheumatology

The Institute of Medicine now represents the largest spectrum of medical specialties in Ireland, with over 1,000 trainees and consultant trainers.

“I am delighted to launch the Institute of Medicine,” according to  Prof Anthony O’Regan, Dean, Institute of Medicine.

“This new governance structure will represent the interests of over 1,000 trainee doctors and consultant trainers in adult clinical medicine in Ireland. It builds on the remarkable tradition in RCPI of promoting excellence in the practice and education of physicians for nearly 400 years. I am really encouraged by the engagement of our members and I look forward to working with them to deliver a strategy focused on high quality clinical care and training in the changing times of modern medicine.”

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