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The winner of the grand final of RCSI's National Surgical Skills
Competition, NUI Galway medical student Dómhnall O'Connor,
pictured with Professor Oscar Traynor.
Pictured are: Sherif El Masry; Fiachra Cooke; and Ifikhar Ahmed.
Pictured are: Brian Moriarty; Camilla Carroll;
Alec Blayney; Connall Fitzgerald and John
Pictured are: Deborah McNamara
and Henry Osborne.
Pictured are: Ian Robertson and
Pictured are: Michael Kazanowski, Nicole Farrell and
RCSI STUDENT SURGICAL SKILLS
COMPETITION SET TO BECOME
The final of the RCSI National Surgical Skills Competition, the first
nationwide student competition of its kind, was held recently at the
College. Organised by RCSI, the competition aims to give aspiring
surgeons in Irish medical schools the opportunity to practise and
compete in a range of surgical challenges, from suturing and knot-
tying to undertaking key-hole surgery skills tests.
Explaining the competition, Mr Eunan Friel, Managing Director,
RCSI Department of Surgical Affairs said: "As the body responsible
for setting the standards for surgical practice, training and
examinations in Ireland, RCSI strives to achieve the best outcomes
for patients. The RCSI National Surgical Skills Competition is a great
opportunity for medical students to showcase their surgical skills and
gain valuable surgical experience. The competition has been a great
success and it is something we will definitely include on the annual
CHARTER DAY SYMPOSIUM
More than 400 surgeons attended the annual `Charter Day' surgical meeting in RCSI, which ran from February 6-8. This year,
the Charter Day symposium marked the 230th anniversary of the foundation of RCSI by Royal Charter.