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RCSI
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TECHNOLOGY TODA
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A TRADITION OF INNOV
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TION
INNOVATION
CHANGING SHAPE OF
THROUGH THE DECADES
MILLENNIUM INITIATIVE
In recent years, technology evolution
has accelerated, with simulation
training designed for this super
tech-savvy generation.
"Exposure to technology was fantastic,
especially via societies, including exposure to
laparoscopic and endoscopic VR simulators,
providing us with a taste of the surgical
profession while encouraging technical skill
development at a young stage in our careers."
Dr Cuan Harrington (Class of 2011)
THE NEXT
CHAPTER...
e new academic education
building, 26-31 York Street, due
to open in 2017, is the next major
phase in the ongoing evolution of
RCSI's harnessing of technology to
deliver better healthcare.
is exciting new building will
o er technology at a new level of
sophistication and practicality. e
facilities will include:
a modern library spanning three
oors with technology-enhanced
learning facilities and 500 study
spaces; and,
a national surgical training
centre on the second and third
oors.
Professor Cathal Kelly, Chief
Executive, RCSI (Medicine, Class
of 1985, FRCSI 1990) comments:
"Cutting-edge learning technology
in an inspiring modern environment
will ensure that our students will
bene t from outstanding training,
equipping them with the skills to
advance clinical science and improve
human health worldwide."
Four years ago, Dr Malone developed an
app to help nurses communicate more
e ciently with doctors. e app, entitled
DocIT, was developed with the Beacon
Hospital in 2011. It is essentially a to-do
list for doctors and won a Commendation
at the Irish Healthcare Awards in 2013.
e Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
in Dublin is piloting the app this year and
will be the rst public hospital to use it.
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