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RCSI Committed to Education Excellence
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This annual report outlines the College's position
and highlights our achievements during 2012/13,
which was a very productive and successful year.
At RCSI, our mission is to educate, nurture and discover, for the benefi t of human health.
Through the pursuit of education, learning and research in healthcare, we can achieve this
mission. Each of those roles was in the spotlight during 2012/13, where we saw aspirations
fulfi lled and achievements recognised.
Education
In June this year, a new strategic plan, `Growth & Excellence', for the Faculty of Medicine and
Health Sciences was launched. The strategy builds on the College's international reputation
as a centre for excellence in healthcare professional development, training and education,
and addresses fi ve strategic goals that provide a clear roadmap for us to achieve our mission;
`to educate, nurture and discover for the benefi t of human health'. These fi ve goals are:
excellence in education; leadership in international medical education; impactful research
and innovation in health sciences and education; enhanced organisational capabilities; and
strong strategic partnerships.
Our strategic priorities are central to providing our students with an outstanding student
experience and inspiring them to be future world leaders in healthcare and innovation.
For our staff, we are committed to investing in and developing our people as leaders in
healthcare education and research. The `Growth and Excellence' strategy is informing key
decisions and is a signifi cant step towards achieving our vision to be recognised as a leading
international centre for professional education, research and innovation in healthcare.
Our commitment to the goals outlined in our strategic plan is evident from the number of
new appointments made in the College this year. These include: a Technology Enhanced
Learning Manager, to develop and implement blended learning solutions to address our
student needs; a Student Career Development Manager, to work with our students to
develop individual career plans, and provide career management and support as part of our
students education programme; a Professor of Health Professions Education to establish and
lead RCSI's new Health Professions Education (HPE) Centre; and, a new Professor and Head
of Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry.
We have also appointed an Associate Director for Alumni Development, a Clinical
Relationships Manager, a 3U Director, a Clinical Revalidation Programme Manager, a Deputy
Director of Applied Research, a Deputy Dean for Clinical Studies, a Senior Research Project
Offi cer, a Learning and Development Manager and a Health and Safety Manager.
In April this year, colleagues past and present came together to mark the retirement of
Professor Kevin Nolan, and to recognise his outstanding contribution as Head of the
Professor Cathal Kelly
Chief Executive / Registrar
Our strategic priorities are central
to providing our students with an
outstanding student experience and
inspiring them to be future world
leaders in healthcare and innovation.