A message from the President of RCSI

Professor Ronan O'Connell, President of RCSI, shares updates on surgical practice in Ireland with our Fellows and Members and the wider healthcare community.

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Professor Ronan O Connell

Training in numbers

482 Surgical and EM trainees
552 Consultant trainers
36 Accredited training hospitals
314 Courses and events delivered annually


RCSI has been at the forefront of educating healthcare professionals for over 230 years. We began as the home of surgical training in Ireland and now we offer a range of programmes for surgeons and healthcare professionals across the spectrum of medicine and health sciences.

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Surgical exams

RCSI conducts membership and fellowship exams in Ireland and at overseas locations including Bahrain, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Our Fellows and Members are global leaders in surgical practice and research – we are committed to supporting them professionally at every stage of their career

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RCSI is a lifelong professional ‘home’ for our Fellows and Members through the provision of meaningful professional and collegiate support. We also work to provide leadership, insight and support to healthcare policymakers, regulators and service providers in pursuit of excellence in surgical care.

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