Common Acronyms Used in RCPI

 

ACLS                                        Advanced Cardiac Life Support (course)

AGES                                       Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society

AGM                                        Annual General Meeting (Faculties)

AHD                                         Assisted Human Reproduction, Commission on     (gov working group)

ALAMA                                     Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors (UK)

AMAU                                       Acute Medical Admissions Unit

AMO                                        Area Medical Officer (public health job)

APLS                                        Advanced Paediatric Life Support (course)

ASM                                         Annual Stated meeting (of the College)

BST                                          Basic Specialist Training (New name for GPT/RCPI)

BST                                          Basic Surgical Training (RCSI)

BOHS                                       British Occupational Hygiene Society

CAGs                                       Clinical Advisory Groups

CAO                                         Central Applications Office

CCU                                         Coronary Care Unit

CFI                                           Continence Foundation of Ireland

CME                                         Continuing Medical Education

CPD                                         Continuing Professional Development

CSCST                                     Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training

DOWH                                      Diploma of Obstetrics & Women’s Health

EASOM                                    European Schools of Occupational Medicine

EGM                                         Extraordinary General Meeting

ENT                                          Ear, Nose and Throat

EPD                                         Education and Professional Development (Dept in RCPI)

FGWG                                      Fellowship Governance Working Group

FIGO                                        International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics

FOM                                         Faculty of Occupational Medicine

FPAED                                     Faculty of Paediatrics

FPATH                                     Faculty of Pathology

FPHM                                       Faculty of Public Health Medicine

FRCPI                                      Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FTTA                                        Fixed Term Training Appointments

GI                                            Gastrointestinal

GIM                                          General (Internal) Medicine

GP                                           General Physician (family doctor)/ General Practice

GPD                                         General Paediatrics (post numbers)

GPT                                         General Professional Training (now BST)

GUM                                        Genito-Urinary Medicine

GUIDE                                      Genito-Urinary Infectious Diseases, clinic in St. James’s

GMC                                        General Medical Council - UK

HMT                                         Higher Medical Training

HAS                                         Health & Safety Authority

HEA                                         Higher Education Academy

HPSC                                       Health Protection Surveillance Centre

HSE                                         Health Services Executive

HST                                          Higher Specialist Training (New name for HMT)

ICGP                                        Irish College of General Practitioners (GPs)

ICHMT                                      Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training

ICOGPM                                  Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine (an event run by IOG)

ICOH                                        International Congress of Occupational Health

(an event FOM are running in 2018)

ICSI                                          Intensive Care Society of Ireland

ICU                                          Intensive Care Unit

ID                                             Infectious Diseases

IELTS                                       International English Language Testing System (exam)

IFS                                           Irish Fertility Society

IGES                                        Irish Gynaecological Endoscopy Society

IGOS                                        Irish Gynaecological Oncology Society

IMC                                          Irish Medical Council

IMI                                           Irish Management Institute (They run some courses for us)

IMO                                          Irish Medical Organisation (trade union)

IOG                                          Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

IPS                                           Irish Perinatal Society

ISA                                           International Stillbirth Alliance

ISCPHM                                   Irish Society of Community and Public Health Medicine

ISOM                                       Irish Society of Occupational Medicine

ISUOG                                     International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

JCHMT                                     Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training - UK

JCPTGP                                   Joint Committee on Postgrad Training for General Practice UK

JHO                                         Junior House Officer – not in Ireland

JOGS                                       Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society

LAT posts                                 Locum Appointment for Training

MAU                                         Medical Admissions Unit

MDU                                         Medical Defence Union (insurance company based in UK)

MET/METR                               Medical Education and Training Unit (HSE dept, OLD wording)

NDTP                                       National Doctors Training and Planning (HSE dept, NEW wording)

MRCPI                                     Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

NIAC                                        National Immunisation Advisory Committee

NCEC                                       National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (CAGs)

NCHD                                       Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (Interns, SHOs and registrars)

NOCA                                       National Office of Clinical Audit

NICU                                        Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NPEC                                       National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre

NSD                                         National Specialty Director

NWIHP                                     National Women and Infants’ Health Programme

NWP                                        National Working Party (ref CAGs)

OCA                                         Office of Corporate Affairs (NEW name)

OEMAC                                    Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada

OERC                                       Online Educational Resource Centre (an RCPI website for Fellows)

O&G                                         Obstetrics and Gynaecology also OBGYN

OHNAI                                      Occupational Health Nurses Association of Ireland

OHSI                                        Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland

OMEC                                      Online Medical Education Centre (trainees’ website)

OPD                                         Out Patients Department

OPE                                         Out of Programme Experience

ORC                                         Online Resource Centre –refers to RCPI Committees page

OTE                                         Office of the Executive (RCPI) (OLD Name)

PALS                                        Paediatric Advanced Life Support

PDP                                         Professional Development Programme (mandatory course for SHOs)

PHMP                                       Practitioners Health Matters Programme Ltd

PMDB                                       Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board (now gone)

PMEC                                       Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

PM                                           Postmortem

POCT                                       Point Of Care Testing

PRCPI                                      President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

PST                                          Postgraduate Specialist Training

Pts                                           Patients

RAMI                                        Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

RAT posts                                 Registrar Appointment for Training

RCP                                         Royal College of Physicians (UK)

RCSI                                        Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

REG                                         Registrar (part of post numbers)

RSA                                         Road Safety Authority

RTN                                         Registered Training Number – for SpRs only

RTP                                          Registrar Training Programme (new)

SDR                                         Specialist Division Registration (Irish Medical Council)

SHO                                         Senior House Officer

SIM                                          Specialist (Internal) Medicine

SOM                                        Society of Occupational Medicine (UK)

SpR                                          Specialist Registrar

STC                                          Specialty Training Committee (Higher Medical Training)

SSM                                         Summer Scientific Meeting (Public Health event)

TPN                                          The Physicians Network

UAT                                          User Acceptance Testing

UEMS                                       Union of European Medical Specialists

VBAC                                       Vaginal Birth After Caesarean 

WAPM                                      World Association of Perinatal Medicine

WHO                                        World Health Organisation

WSM                                        Winter Scientific Meeting (Public Health event)


 

 

FRCPI

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

AMFPAED

Associate Member Faculty of Paediatrics & Child Health , Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

CMFPAED

Collegaite Member Faculty of Paediatrics & Child Health , Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FACP

Fellowship of the American College of Physicians

FAMM

Fellow Academy of Medicine Malaysia

FAMS

Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore

FBCPS

Fellow Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons 

FCP(SA)

Fellowship of the College of Physicians of South Africa

FCPSP

Fellow College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

FFOM

Fellow Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FFPATH

Fellowship Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FFPHMI

Fellow Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FHKAM

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

FRACP

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians

FRCA

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK)

FRCGP

Fellow of Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)

FRCOG

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK)

FRCOphth

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)

FRCP

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)

FRCP (Glasg)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

FRCPath

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (UK)

FRCPC

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

FRCPCH

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)

FRCPE

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

FRCPsych

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

FRCR

Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK)

FRCS

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK)

FRCSC

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

FRCSC

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

FRCS

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCSI

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

LFOM

Licentiate Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

MFOM

Member Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

MFPAED

Member Faculty of Paediatrics & Child Health , Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

MFPHMI

Membership Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

MIOG

Member Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

RCOA 

Royal College of Anaesthetists