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SPOTLIGHTS
Boston Marathon
In April 2015, all eight competing RCSI
students made it to the nish line of the 119th
Boston Marathon despite cold, wet and windy
weather conditions. First to cross the line
for RCSI was Eoin Murphy (Medicine, 2nd
Year) with a nish time of 3h05m. e Boston
Marathon is the world's oldest road race and
RCSI's involvement is kindly facilitated by
Dr John V. Coyle (Medicine, Class of 1962),
member of the Boston Athletic Association
(BAA) and recipient of the 2002 RCSI
Distinguished Graduate Award.
RCSI Alumnus, Professor Michael
Brennan, on Mayo Clinic Innovations
In June 2015, Professor Michael Brennan,
(Medicine, Class of 1969), Professor of
Medicine at the Mayo Medical School, part
of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US, and
member of the RCSI College Board, delivered a
talk to students and sta of RCSI entitled
Mayo
Medical School Innovations: Preparing Better
Rounded Doctors.
`So You Want To Be A Doctor?'
Last year (2015), saw the launch of a new
RCSI online series for teenagers who may be
considering a career as a doctor. Hosted by
Head of the School of Medicine, Professor
Arnold Hill, the series answers student
questions and gives a real-life insight into the
world of medicine. Visit the RCSI YouTube
channel for past episodes.
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RCSI AND ALUMNI
IN THE NEWS
Did you know that currently over 60 nationalities are represented in the student body at RCSI? e
annual International Night, hosted by students since the 1980s, showcases the culture, traditions,
food, music and dance of students' home countries. International Night is now the nalé of a
month-long series of events that takes place as part of RCSI Cultural Diversity Month.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2015
RCSI students practise their dance routines
ahead of International Night.
NEW COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
e York Street
playground is the
culmination of a
year-long community
partnership project
between local residents of
York Street, RCSI, Dublin
City Council (DCC)
and the Department
of Children and Youth
A airs. e amenity was
unveiled to local children
and their parents by the
Lord Mayor of Dublin,
Críona Ní Dhálaigh,
and Professor Hannah
McGee, Dean of the
Faculty of Medicine and
Health Sciences, RCSI.
Professor Hannah McGee
and Maria Kelly, REACH RCSI
Manager with Thomas Moran (7),
who was one of the fi rst to play
in the new community play space
and garden.
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