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RCSI
MATTERS
7
RCSI AND ALUMNI
IN THE NEWS
RCSI MEDICAL
STUDENT ELYSHA
BRENNAN
CROWNED ROSE
OF TRALEE 2015
e Rose of Tralee is one of
Ireland's largest and longest
running festivals and celebrates
the aspirations, ambitions,
intellect, social responsibility
and Irish heritage of modern
young women.
Esther Lugemba and Lorenta Equavoen enjoying working with
simulated airways at the RCSI Open Day.
Transition Year students Abdu Huss, Claire Davin, and Jessica Smith
watching a live Caesarean section as part of the RCSI Transition
Year MiniMed programme.
How did you decide to
study in RCSI? To help
the next generation of
healthcare professionals
make their choice,
RCSI hosts an annual
Open Day and two
Transition Year (TY)
MiniMed Weeks during
January and February
for students, aged 16-18,
interested in a career
in medicine, pharmacy
or physiotherapy. e
events are hands-on,
interactive and, most
importantly, fun! is
year, the students
witnessed a live gall-
bladder operation,
performed surgical
stitching and suturing
on dummy patients and,
for the 180 transition
year students, their week
was made by witnessing
a live Caesarean section.
RCSI Paediatrics Society,
winner of the Association
of Graduates' Best Society
Award 2015, welcomed over
75 local children, their teddies,
and their parents to RCSI in
January 2016. e children,
aged three to nine, helped
the 40 student volunteers
diagnose, examine, and treat
the teddies who were su ering
from a variety of problems,
such as upset tummies, ear-
piercings-gone-wrong, falls o
the bed, and even a detached
eyeball!
500 TEENAGERS `TEST RUN' COLLEGE LIFE AT RCSI
HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
OF THE RCSI FACULTY OF
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
SECOND ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL
Pictured at the launch of the
MyHealth app is Dr
Steve Kerrigan, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology,
RCSI and Keelin Shanley, RTÉ Presenter.
Elysha was snapped by fellow RCSI students during a
visit to the College to celebrate her win.
Professor Marie Carney, (right) Dean of the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at RCSI and
Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein
of Jordan and WHO Patron of Nursing and
Midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean
Region, who was awarded an Honorary
Fellowship of the RCSI Faculty of Nursing
and Midwifery in recognition of her lifetime
commitment and contributions to nursing at
the 34th RCSI Annual International Nursing
and Midwifery Research and Education
Conference in February 2015.
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