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Galway Clinic hosts PA students

first years visit Galway Clinic

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PA Studies Open Day - your chance to find out more

Join us on Thursday, 1 June from 2-4pm and meet course tutors, practicing PAs and students.

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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

1st and 2nd year PA students meet

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New group of students joins MSc Physician Associate Studies

New Group of Students Join MSc Physician Associate Studies

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Bon Secours scholarship

As Ireland’s largest independent Hospital Group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision, coupled with a rich tradition in Healthcare. Bon Secours Health System is a not for profit organisation with its mission centred on providing compassionate, world class medical treatment to all those it serves.

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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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