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A DA
Y IN THE LIFE
THE Y
-FILES
EMMERENCIA ATOWO
(1ST YEAR, PHARMACY)
Best places to hang out?
O
campus, Starbucks in Temple Bar.
Favourite place to study?
e library.
Best thing about being a student in
RCSI?
It's an amazing environment at RCSI. It's
wonderful to meet students of so many
di erent nationalities who all share a
common goal.
TARIQ ELSAYEGH
(4TH YEAR, MEDICINE)
Downtime?
I like to play basketball,
workout, and watch movies.
Best piece of advice from an RCSI
lecturer?
Keep pushing even when
times are tough, because it will get better.
Best thing about being a student
in Dublin?
e hip feeling of the city,
Dublin is such a trendy place to be at
the moment.
DANIEL MAC MANUS
(FINAL YEAR, MEDICINE)
A typical day?
e typical day for a
nal year medical student usually starts
at around 7am. We usually have to be
in the hospital by this time for surgery.
For me, I drive to the hospital, which
means I have to get up a bit earlier than
those who live close by. Depending
on what rotation you are on, the day
either consists of lectures, being on
the wards with your team, or in the
many other patient-focused areas, such
as the clinics, surgeries or outpatient
consultations. A er hospital, we either
meet up with friends, do a bit of study
or relax at home.
Downtime?
I try to be as involved
as possible, whether it's helping out
with the Biological Society quizzes and
competitions, or organising socials. is
year I've been focusing on the polo club.
It's a pretty tough sport, which involves
training three times a week and keeps
us all t. ere's a great social scene in
the club as well.
Best piece of advice from an RCSI
lecturer?
To see studying not so much
as something you are forced to do but
in the context of how you will use the
subject in the future to help patients in
the real world. is helped me focus on
the future applications of what we learn.
SIMON GALLIGAN
(2ND YEAR, PHYSIOTHERAPY)
Downtime?
I am a dedicated
hammer thrower and I train every day
a er lectures. I have been throwing
the hammer since I was 14 and have
represented my secondary school,
RCSI and my club at various levels.
Today's RCSI students, Generation Y, share their thoughts on campus life
THE Y-FILES
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