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RCSI Committed to Education Excellence
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A key part of being a healthcare professional is having compassion and understanding for
those less fortunate than ourselves, and I am always extremely proud of our students who
show a remarkable willingness and enthusiasm to participate in humanitarian and charitable
initiatives. This year our students raised more than 50,000 for a host of worthy causes and
charities, as well as giving generously of their time to assist in many outreach programmes,
including the REACH Sports Day and the Grinds Club for local children, as well as the Mini-
Med programme for transition year students.
Campus Development
We continued this year with our capital development projects, which saw us invest 5m in the
development of our educational infrastructure, student residences and library facilities.
This refurbishment was completed in time for the 2012/13 academic year and it has greatly
enhanced the learning and studying environment for our students. Our plans in this area
continue apace and we are currently at the planning stage in the development of a New
Academic and Education Building on York Street. While this is still very much in the early
planning stages, we intend to build a state-of-the-art building, which will incorporate a
library, clinical skills centre, and surgical training facility, as well as lecture hall and recreational
facilities.
The RCSI Experience
It has been a distinctive feature for generations that the College enjoys a vibrant combination
of nationalities and cultures where our students from around the world exchange ideas and
learn from one another. Our students enjoy the full `RCSI Experience', which extends beyond
the curriculum, to a rich tapestry of student clubs and societies, that equip them for a life of
leadership and civic participation. I am extremely proud of our students for their enthusiasm
and willingness to participate in humanitarian and charitable initiatives, and this year was
no exception.
Conclusion
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution that the patients,
clinicians and staff of our teaching hospitals make to the College, and to thank them for their
generosity towards the College, our students and trainees.
The past year has been a successful and exciting year for the College. The achievements
and successes of RCSI are due to the dedication, energy and loyalty of the staff of RCSI,
and I would like to thank them for their contribution. I would also like to acknowledge the
senior management team and the Council under Professor Patrick Broe as President, for
their support over the past year. I am indebted to them for their hard work, advice and
commitment.
We continued this year with our
capital development projects,
which saw us invest 5m in the
development of our educational
infrastructure, student residences and
library facilities.
Our students enjoy the full `RCSI
Experience', which extends beyond
the curriculum, to a rich tapestry
of student clubs and societies, that
equip them for a life of leadership
and civic participation.