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20 RCSI Annual Report 2012/13
July
150 healthcare professionals were conferred at the July Postgraduate
Conferring Ceremony including Fellowships in surgical specialties,
Memberships of RCSI and Fellowships and Memberships in
Radiology, Dentistry and Sports and Exercise Medicine.
As part of the Dublin City of Science 2012, Primary school teachers
from around Ireland participated in RCSI `Come to your Senses'
summer course which helps support the teaching of the primary
science curriculum.
Staff from RCSI Dublin, Bahrain and Perdana gathered for a week-
long International education Forum to discussing contemporary
issues in medical education with an emphasis on the translation of
educational research into high quality teaching and learning.
RCSI hosted a science workshop `Cracking Crime with Science' for
primary school children as part of Dublin City of Science 2012 public
engagement festival, using the theme of crime-solving to encourage
participants to develop an interest and enthusiasm for science.
Perdana university RCSI School of medicine signed memorandums
of understanding (MoU's) to establish mutual collaboration with
the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the College of
Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI).
More than 250 senior citizens visited RCSI for the Ballroom of
Romance, an annual entertainment evening of dinner, music and
dancing held for senior citizens living in the catchment area of
the College.
August
The International medical Commencement Programme (ImCP),
jointly delivered by RCSI and the Institute of Technology Tralee, has
been successfully accredited by the National University of Ireland.
RCSI provided free medical checks for members of the local
community, through Mercer's Medical Centre as part of RCSI's
REACH programme which promotes Recreation, Education and
Community Health.
September
Professor Kevin Nolan, Head of Department of Pharmaceutical &
Medicinal Chemistry and Director of the School of Postgraduate
Studies, RCSI, received a 2012 NAIRTL national award for
excellence in teaching.
More than 300 people, including 230 alumni from the classes of
1952, `62 and `72, attended the RCSI alumni Weekend.
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
launched i360medical, a spin-out company from RCSI, specialising in
healthcare solutions and medical device innovation.
October
RCSI and Waterford Institute of technology signed a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) to enhance education, training and the co-
ordination of research activities in the South East Region, in the area
of healthcare and biomedical science.
RCSI welcomed 477 new students to the College to study Medicine,
Physiotherapy and Pharmacy during orientation Week.
Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General of the Department of
Health, gave a lecture entitled `The Leadership Challenge in Irish
Health Care' at the RCSI 22nd Leonard abrahamson memorial
Lecture which took place in Kilkenny.
The dean's award 2012, which acknowledges the diverse and
essential contributions of RCSI staff, were announced at the annual
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dinner. Dr Maria Morgan
was named as the Academic Award winner and Mr Jim Sherlock
received the Support Award.
November
The second International Conference for Healthcare and medical
Students (ICHamS) took place in RCSI with more than 100
undergraduate healthcare students from countries around the world
in attendance.
RCSI geneticist Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri, teamed up with Dr. Jim
Wilson from the University of Edinburgh and former Irish Olympic
boxer, Francie Barrett, in order to trace the origins of Ireland's
travelling people. An event to discuss the findings was held as part
of the Dublin City of Science.
Transition Year students Lauren Ryan, Bryan
Horan and Ineta Golovatenkaite practising
suturing skills in RCSI's Surgical Skills lab as part
of the RCSI Transition Year Mini-Med training
programme.
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2013