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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships available to successful applicants for the MSc in Physician Associate Studies

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First ever Irish-trained Physician Associates graduate RCSI

RCSI celebrates conferring of first ever Irish-trained Physician Associates

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Physician Associates Open Day

Find out more about the MSc in Physician Associate Studies.

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Denni Woodmansee appointed Programme Director

RCSI welcomes Denni Woodmansee to Physician Associate Programme

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First year PA students meet with RCSI Dean

Prof Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at RCSI, recently met with the first year PA students.

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PA graduate presents poster at RCSI Research Day

PA graduate Ciara Melia presents quality improvement poster at annual Research Day

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Y1 andY2 on steps of RCSI

First and second year students unite

First and second year PA students gathered at RCSI

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Second years with Margaret Allen, PA-C

Award-winning Physician Associate visits RCSI

Margaret Allen, PA-C, is currently visiting RCSI as a guest lecturer with the MSc in Physician Associate Studies programme

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RCSI welcomes third cohort of Physician Associate students

RCSI has welcomed its newest Physician Associate (PA) students to the college. The group of 11 are the third cohort of students to embark on the intensive two-year Masters in Physician Associate Studies.

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White Coat Ceremony 2017

Students take part in traditional RCSI White Coat Ceremony

Students take part in traditional White Coat Ceremony

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Group Medical Director of Centric Health visits PA programme

Dr Ray Power, Group Medical Director of Centric Health, spent time with the second year PA student cohort to receive feedback on their experiences while on clinical rotation with Centric's GP service.

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Galway Clinic hosts PA students

The first year Physician Associate students were recently invited by CEO Joe O'Donovan and Medical Director, Prof. Anthony Cunningham to spend a day at the state-of-the-art Galway Clinic.

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HSE National Director of HR meets PA students

HSE National Director of HR, Rosarii Mannion took time out of her busy schedule today to meet the first year Physician Associate students.

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First year PAs attend Beaumont Grand Rounds

The year 1 Physician Associate student cohort was invited to attend Beaumont Grand Rounds on Tuesday, 7 March, when PA tutor, Jaclyn Rohan delivered a presentation on the role of Physician Associates.

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PA Dan Meehan addresses INMED 2017

PA Dan Meehan presented an update to attendees on the successful virtual outpatients clinic he established and leads.

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PA student cohorts are introduced

Our first and second year PA student cohorts recently met for the first time.

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Bon Secours scholarship

In conjunction with the RCSI School of Medicine, the Bon Secours Health System will part-fund two candidates (terms and conditions apply) for the January 2018 PA programme.

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PA students first to complete quality improvement course

The students of the MSc in Physician Associate Studies are the first class to complete the Introductory Programme in Quality and Process Improvement in Healthcare, delivered by RCSI’s Quality and Process Improvement Centre (QPIC).

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PA initiative recognised at national conference

PA Dan Meehan presented the results of his successful virtual outpatient clinic as an example of a quality improvement at the first National Patient Safety Office conference on 7 December.

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PAEA Education Forum 2016

Academic Director, Dr Pauline Joyce and Steven McMaster, Director of Clinical Education for Physician Associate Studies, recently attended the annual PAEA Education Forum in Minneapolis

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International PA Week

A range of events were hosted at Beaumont Hospital to celebrate the start of International PA Week

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Students attend first UK PA Conference

The first national Physician Associate conference was held in London in late September.

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PA students participate in White Coat Ceremony

On Tuesday, 6 September, the Physician Associate students participated in the Annual White Coat Ceremony at RCSI.

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International growth of the PA profession

The Physician Associate (PA) profession has grown rapidly internationally and the PA model has been adopted in 20 countries including the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, Australia, New Zealand – and Ireland.

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RCSI hosts visitors from Yale PA programme

Professors Rita Rienzo and Xandi Garino of the Yale Physician Associate programme recently visited to meet with RCSI Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Hannah McGee and key PA programme faculty members, for a strategic information sharing session.

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PA students join Dublin Fire Brigade

The PA students joined paramedics at fire stations across Dublin recently for a first-hand experience of emergency medicine.

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Students on duty at the Rotunda Hospital

Quality clinical placements are a key feature of the MSc in Physician Associate Studies.

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Visiting US PA paramedic shares frontline experiences

Kevin Burns, a PA paramedic at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut visited the PA class in June to share his experience of being a PA on the frontline in emergency medicine.

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