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RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme available to view through live stream next week

06 January 2017
The annual RCSI MyHealth Transition Year Programme (formerly RCSI MiniMed) takes place next week in St Stephen’s Green and Beaumont Hospital from the 9th - 13th January. More than 180 Transition Year students will get the opportunity to step out of their usual classroom setting and experience and see what it is like to train and work as a doctor in the setting of a real hospital. 

Due to the growing popularity of the RCSI MyHealth Transition Year Programme, this year live streaming of sessions from Tuesday to Friday has been introduced to maximise the number of people who can benefit from this fantastic programme. Students watching from home or in their classrooms will also be encouraged to interact by using social media and email in their questions which will be answered live by our expert panel of speakers. The live stream will available to view starting at 9.00am on Tuesday 10th January and continuing until the morning of Friday 13th at

Questions can be emailed to and sent in via RCSI’s social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

The week will begin with a series of practical workshops covering a range of topics, followed by three days of interactive lectures in Beaumont Hospital before the Transition Year students end the week with further practical workshops where they can put the knowledge that they have learned during the week into practise. On Tuesday, the students will gather at Beaumont Hospital to watch a patients tonsils being removed followed by a real life Caesarean section. Students will also learn clinical skills such as how take blood pressure readings, suturing skills, learn about tissue engineering, experience a 3D surgery using VR headset technology, learn about microbes and bacteria, do bloodwork and many other skills that they would learn as budding doctors.

For further details of the live-streamed sessions, please visit