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RCSI Committed to Education Excellence
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RCSI hosted a maximising day Surgery in Ireland conference for
surgeons, nurses and healthcare administrators working in the area of
day surgery.
Colleagues past and present came together on to mark the
retirement of Professor Kevin B. nolan and to recognise
his outstanding contribution as Head of the Department of
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry and the Foundation Head
of the School of Postgraduate Studies at RCSI. The day's celebrations
began with a Festschrift and concluded with a celebration in the
College's Boardroom.
The annual College Ball was held in Dublin's Convention Centre with
this year's theme being the Academy Awards.
More than 100 primary school children aged 7 to 10 years of age
took part in the Annual ReaCH RCSI Sports day, enabling them to
develop and brush up on their sports skills.
Student Ambassadors from RCSI were acknowledged for their work
on the International Student ambassador Programme by Minister for
Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, before attending a reception
at Áras an Úachtaráin hosted by President Michael D. Higgins.
May
67 RCSI students were awarded their RCSI, nuI Certificates in
Biomedical Sciences following successful completion of the RCSI/IT
Tralee International Medical Commencement Programme (IMCP)
in 2012.
June
227 future doctors from 29 different countries around the world,
graduated at the annual conferring ceremony in the National
Concert Hall, Dublin, along with a number of postgraduate awards.
An honorary doctorate was awarded to the Rt Hon Professor the Lord
Darzi of Denham KBE for his outstanding contributions to the fields
of medicine and surgery.
A milestone in Ireland's role as an international partner in medical
education was reached with the conferral of the 1000th student from
Penang medical College (PMC), a joint venture between RCSI and
University College Dublin (UCD).
At the 4th RCSI Bahrain annual graduation ceremony, 63 candidates
were conferred with degrees in medicine, 114 with degrees in
nursing, 16 masters graduates (from both nursing and medicine) and
nine masters graduates from the RCSI Institute of Leadership.
Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD
launched the eStHeR Ireland programme, part of a European
alliance of hospitals and healthcare institutions partnering with the
developing world. The RCSI/COSECSA collaboration programme is
one of the first two approved partnerships of the programme.
Pictured: (l-r) are Aisling Molloy and Eleanor
Kirwan at the RCSI Open Day.
Pictured: (l-r) is Professor Patrick Broe,
President, and Professor Michael Solomon,
Honorary Fellow, RCSI, as Professor Solomon
signs the visitors book in the President's
office during the Charter Day Celebrations.
Pictured: RCSI student Rachael Horan who
received the highest grades of the class
of 230 medical students in her final year
medicine results, with her classmates on
Results Day 2013.