Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI Confers First Cohort of Pharmacy Graduates

16 November 2006

The first cohort of Pharmacy graduates at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) were conferred today at the College.

Established over four years ago, the B.Sc. Degree in Pharmacy is a four-year full-time course covering all aspects of physical, chemical and biological properties of medicines from Biochemistry to Microbiology. After graduation and following successful completion of a one-year period of professional training, graduates will be eligible for registration as a practising pharmacist. Also graduating today will be the second cohort of postgraduates in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science.


Pictured from L to R at the RCSI conferring ceremony are Ms. Fidelma Murphy, Mr. Dermot Nolan and Ms. Ciara Hegarty. They were among the first cohort of Pharmacy graduates at the College.

Head of the School of Pharmacy, Professor John Kelly said "I would like to congratulate the pioneering class of the RCSI School of Pharmacy and recognise the importance of this additional group of highly trained graduates to both the healthcare system in Ireland and to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries that provide an important part of the Irish economic structure."

More than 300 students in total were conferred during two special graduation ceremonies at the RCSI. The morning event also conferred new graduates in Physiotherapy, Medicine, and a number of Postgraduate degrees such as PhDs, Masters (M.Sc.) in Primary Healthcare as well as M.Sc. in Women's Health, while the afternoon ceremony saw new graduates in Nursing, Practice Development and Nursing Management.

President of the RCSI, Professor Gerald O'Sullivan said "The graduates we see here today are testament to the commitment of the College in providing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education."


Pictured from L to R at the RCSI conferring ceremony are Brona Coughlan and Ailbhe Harnedy. Both were conferred with a Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSC) in Pharmacy.


Pictured left to right at the recent conferring are Lord Ballyedmond; the Honourable Dr. James Haughey who was conferred with a degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MB, BCh and BAO); Lady Ballyedmond and the Honourable Edward Haughey.



Ms Carol Hilliard who received the Mary Frances Crowley Medal and Professor Seamus Cowman, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery


Pictured L to R : Mr Paul Brady with Baby Jack; Ms Eileen Maher, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI, and Ms Fiona Brady who received her BSC in Nursing.




Pictured L to R are Sinead Redmond and Anne McGrath who were conferred with a Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial Pharmacy



L to R Front Row: Ms. Sally Ann Lynch; Mr. Heinrich Wahlberg, who was awarded the Thomas McCarthy Psychiatry medal and Mrs Sheila Lynch.
L to R Back Row: Mr. Niall Lynch; Professor Cathal Kelly and Mr. Timothy Lynch.




Pictured L to R Dr. Beatrice Neufeldt who was conferred with a MSC in Women's Healthcare; Dr. Mary Condron, Course Director and Dr. Sunhera Zaib, who was also conferred with a MSC in Women's Healthcare.



Dr. Beatrice Neufeldt, who was conferred with a MSC in Women's Healthcare with her daughters Ciara,12 and Fiona,13.



Pictured is Ms. Maresa Walsh with her family Mr. Darren Whyte and son Patrick. Maresa was conferred with a MSC in Industrial Pharmacy.





Pictured L to R are Dr. May al Mutari who was conferred with a degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MB, BCh and BAO) and Jane Murphy who was conferred with a BSC in Pharmacy.


Pictured from L to R are Dr. Aisling O'Leary, School of Pharmacy; Ms Ann Harkin, who was conferred with a BSc in Pharmacy and was the Boots Prizewinner; Ms Janine Teague, Group Pharmacy Manager, Boots Pharmacy; Professor John Kelly, Director of the School of Pharmacy and Dr. Paul Gallagher, School of Pharmacy.




Ms Claire Danby, President of the RCSI Student's Union and Niamh O'Flaherty, who was conferred with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy