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RCSI’s National Emergency Medicine Programme wins PMI Award for Project Excellence

10 October 2018

RCSI's National Emergency Medicine Programme has been awarded a prestigious Global PMI Award for Project Excellence. The award, which recognises complex projects that deliver superior performance of project management practices and positive impacts on society, was presented at the PMI Professional Awards Gala in Los Angeles.

The RCSI project team, across IT and Surgical Affairs, developed an innovative multi-faceted system to manage the National Training Programme for emergency medicine trainings, from the point of application entry through to clinical rotation and assessment.

The project focused on three key systems across online application, application management and an online tool for trainings to submit on-site clinical assessments of procedures, including an electronic validation system for the trainee supervisors.

Professor Cathal Kelly, Chief Executive, RCSI said: "RCSI is committed to investing in technologies and infrastructure to support our teaching and learning. I am immensely proud that the College has been recognised for the development of National Medicine Training Programme, a programme which will have a significant impact on how Emergency Medicine training is delivered in Ireland, reducing complexity in training, reducing risk and leading to improved outcomes for trainees and patients."

"This achievement is a testament to dedication and commitment to excellence by our Information Technology and Surgical Affairs teams and I congratulate all involved" added Professor Kelly.

PMI award winners 

The winning team is comprised of Leila Wilson (IT), Padraig Kelly (Surgical Affairs), Pedro Airo (IT), Neeraj Kumar (IT), Orla Mockler (Surgical Affairs), Eoin (Ian) Keith (IT), Gareth Quin (Surgical Affairs), Ken Purtell (IT), Fintan Guihen (IT) and Lisette Biggins (Surgical Affairs).

Watch the PMI Award for Project Excellence video or find out more about the National Clinical Programme in Emergency Medicine here.