taken you both?
and then upon completion of my residency both Paul and
I went on Project Orbis, a flying eye hospital, for a year
before returning to Baltimore where Paul completed his
We both eventually moved to Southern California where we
joined Kaiser Permanente. We have been with Kaiser now for
about 20 years and presently we both hold the title of Chief
of our respective departments.
second part of her membership.
reunions are so enjoyable and also serve as a support
system to `herd' us all back at the same time. We attended
The Gathering in Dublin in 2013. After a long night at the
ball, a number of our class who attended found ourselves
in the Burlington bar wishing the night would never end.
company, we all decided that life is too short to wait
five years to meet up again. So Siobhan and some of
the others who were there decided that we should all
meet up in two years.
Siobhan was always great for getting us all together so
now we have a date for October 2015! We decided on
Boston as it will be more of a break for all those who
reside in Ireland. We are really trying to get as many as
possible to attend as the camaraderie is priceless.
in an event that, in the wake of the 2013 bombings,
was widely seen as a demonstration of the city's
resilience and spirit?
the city and the country was palpable everywhere after
the tragedy the previous year. There was no question that
"Boston was strong" and will continue to be. From the
soldiers who lined the route to the people who volunteered
to hand out water to the runners, everyone was proud to be
there. It was a major privilege to be able to cross the finish
line with my daughter, Sinead.
support the College.
century experience of college life in RCSI?
the other hand, our daughters were able to avail of all
the technology that RCSI now offers during their medical
education. The great friendships, the highs and lows of a
medical student's life appear to be the same!
gave us a great start for the world in which we live today.