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RCSI AND ALUMNI
IN THE NEWS
SPOTLIGHTS
RCSI invests 50m in research
In May 2015, RCSI announced an
investment of 50m in the expansion
of its research division over the next
ve years as well as the creation of 100
new jobs in the area. is signi cant
investment in research will enable the
College to transfer research discoveries
more quickly to clinical practice for the
bene t of patients.
RCSI leaps up in Times Higher
Education World University
Rankings
e 2015-2016 Times Higher
Education (THE) World University
Rankings has ranked RCSI in the #251-
300 category, leaping forward from the
College's 2014-2015 ranking of #389.
RCSI also increased its top 50 position
for `International Outlook' from 49th in
the world in 2014-2015 to 46th in 2015-
2016.
RCSI Alumnus, Lord Ara Darzi,
receives UK's Highest Honour
Professor Lord Ara Darzi of Denham
OM KBE PC (Medicine, Class of 1984
and FRCSI 1990) has been admitted to
the UK's Order of Merit for outstanding
contribution to medicine and global
health.
RCSI launches Ireland's fi rst
Physician Associate course
e rst class of MSc in Physician
Associate (PA) Studies commenced
their studies at RCSI in January 2016.
e programme is the rst of its kind in
Ireland and will equip this new category
of healthcare professional to deliver
holistic care and treatment within the
general medical and/or general practice
team under de ned levels of supervision.
NEW RCSI MYHEALTH APP
PROVIDES EASY ACCESS TO
CREDIBLE HEALTH INFORMATION
Do your patients self-diagnose using online information?
e new
RCSI MyHealth app o ers reliable information on
health conditions, enabling people to take charge of their
own health, while avoiding anxiety related to `cyberchondria'.
Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Pictured at the launch of the
MyHealth app is Dr
Steve Kerrigan, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology,
RCSI and Keelin Shanley, RTÉ Presenter.
Chelsea Garcia from Trinidad and Tobago celebrates with her fi ve-week-old baby girl, Cianna
Mary Garcia, who she gave birth to during her fi nal medicine exams. The story made national
front-page news in the Irish Times and Irish Examiner.
RESULTS DAY 2015 HITS THE HEADLINES
A long-standing RCSI tradition, the medicine nal results were read from the top of the stairs in
123 St Stephen's Green on May 14, 2015. ere were 282 new doctors in the Class of 2015!
PRESIDENT OF IRELAND AWARDED HONORARY
FELLOWSHIP OF RCSI
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, was awarded an
Honorary Fellowship of RCSI at a ceremony held at the College on St Stephen's Green at the RCSI
annual Charter Day Dinner. In receiving this honour, President Higgins follows in the footsteps of
past Irish presidents including Sean T O'Ceallaigh, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Éamon de Valera, Patrick
Hillery, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese.
NEWS
ROUND-UP
President of Ireland,
Michael D Higgins
being presented with
an Honorary Fellowship
of RCSI by Mr Declan J
Magee, RCSI President.
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