Paediatric Examiners
Examiners: Top to bottom Dr Niamh Lynch, Convener of Paediatric Examinations, RCPI Prof Michael O'Neill, Director of Training, Paediatrics, RCPI Prof Clodagh O'Gorman, Local Convener of Paediatric MRCPI examinations, Professor of Paediatrics University of Limerick, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital Limerick Dr Ana-Louise Hawke, Consultant Paediatrician, Galway University Hospital Dr Uzair Khan, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Limerick or lrfan Ahmed, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital Limerick Dr lkram Khan, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital Kerry Dr Orla Neylon, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital Limerick Dr Jason Foran, Specialist Registrar Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick
Monday, 10 June 2024

24 May 2024 

The Department of Paediatrics at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and Paediatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Limerick was delighted to be invited by the Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), to host the MRCPI Paediatrics Part II clinical exam on Friday, 24th May 2024. It was organised by local convener Prof Clodagh O’Gorman, Professor of Paediatrics University of Limerick & Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital Limerick. 

The MRCPI in Paediatrics is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for paediatrics in Ireland. The MRPCI Part II Clinical exam is the final part of the process to achieve MRPCI. Passing this examination is a requirement in advance of application for Higher Specialist Training, the final stage of training before independent practice.  

MRCPI Paediatrics Exam Structure: 

The clinical exam format consists of circuit of six short cases. These cases are similar to an outpatient encounter or a clinical assessment of a patient in a medical admissions unit.  

Through the examination candidates are assessed on: 

  • Communications skills 
  • Management of the child 
  • Identifying/recognising normalcy/disability or complex need 
  • Recognise the acutely ill child and identify red flags 

During the day of examinations, 28 candidates were examined on six stations, with 16 child patients and 20 examiners involved. Thank you to all examiners, exam conveners, nurses, invigilators, patients, School of Medicine UL and RCPI staff for collaborative efforts on the day.