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RCSI MATTERS
AWARD-WINNING
JOURNALIST ON
BRINGING DOWN
`SPORTING LEGEND'
David Walsh, Chief Sports
Writer for The Sunday
Times delivered The
Carmichael Lecture at
the 2014 Millin Meeting
on the topic `Winning is
Not All that Matters' . He
is a four-time Irish Sports
Writer of the Year and a
four-time UK Sports Writer
of the Year. He was named
UK Journalist of the Year
in 2012 for his 13-year
investigation into seven-
time Tour de France winner
Lance Armstrong.
A TASTE OF MEDICINE FOR FUTURE
DOCTORS AT TY MINIMED
RCSI's hugely popular week-long Transition Year (TY)
MiniMed Programmes, which provide an opportunity for
Transition Year students to experience what it is like to
train and work as a doctor, continue to go from strength
to strength. The initiatives involve academic, clinical and
administrative staff from across the College with 150
students from 90 schools across Ireland attending the TY
MiniMed Programme held in RCSI and Beaumont Hospital
and a further 120 students from the South East taking part
in the Waterford RCSI TY MiniMed Programme at the HSE-
RCSI Education Centre at University Hospital Waterford and
at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2014.
Iolanda Tiedt, final year RCSI medical student, pictured with Transition
Year student Kate Brennan in the clinical skills lab at the RCSI TY
MiniMed programme in Beaumont Hospital.
RCSI HONOURS PHYSICIAN
AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
Infectious disease physician
Professor Abraham C
Verghese, Senior Associate
Chair and Professor of
the Theory and Practice
of Medicine at Stanford
University received an
honorary doctorate at the RCSI
annual conferring ceremony
in June 2014. He is a strong
advocate for the value of
bedside medicine skills and
physical diagnosis, skills he
sees as waning in an era of
increasingly sophisticated
medical technology. His books,
My Own Country, The Tennis
Partner and Cutting for Stone,
which have appeared on the
New York Times bestseller
list, offer his insights into the
fundamentals of bedside
medicine, which he feels are
essential to patient care and to
the doctor/patient relationship.