Female Fellows

Celebrating 100 years of female fellowship in RCPI


100 years of female fellows

In October 1924 Dr Mary Hearn was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the first women to be so recognised. To mark the centenary we will be hosting a number of events celebrating our female fellows, past and present.


Pioneering Medics

From Dr Mary Hearn, our first female Fellow, to Dr Mary Horgan, our first female President, our Fellows have made important contributions to medical care in Ireland and internationally. To celebrate the achievements of some of these pioneering women of medicine, we are looking to collect and share biographies of the first 50 female Fellows of the College. These will cover not only their contribution to healthcare but also their interests outside medicine.

We are asking for volunteers to get involved in this project by writing the biographies. Participants will be provided with background research on the Fellow(s) of their choice, a sample of completed biographies and, of course, support from the Heritage Centre Team. CPD credits are available for those taking part. The completed biographies will be made available through this website.

Take part

If you are interested in taking part in this project and writing one of the biographies, please let us know

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Who are our female Fellows today?

Calling all Female Fellows!

We are asking you to complete this short survey about you and your career, to allow us to build a more accurate picture of our female Fellows, 100 years since Mary Hearn joined RCPI.

Complete the survey now