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Transition Year Students in Waterford take part in MiniMed programme

01 March 2011

120 Transition Year students from the South East took part in the Waterford RCSI Transition Year MiniMed training programme from Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th February 2011 in Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) and Waterford Institute of Technology. The interactive programme gave Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor.

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) are Aoife Doyle, FCJ, Bunclody, Dearbhalille Murphy, Mean Scoil Gorman and Eabha Mulcahy, Presentation Thurles.

As part of the programme, students attended interactive lectures, gained hands-on training in clinical skills as well as practical experience in medicine and scientific tutorials. Topics covered included human anatomy; forensic medicine; surgery; obstetrics and paediatrics; psychiatry; and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease and family practice.

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) are Rockwell College Transition Year students Caolin Donovan, Rachael Doyle, Kate Hanney and Maham Khan with Professor Fred Jackson, Consultant Haematologist, RCSI and Waterford Regional Hospital. 

Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI said "The RCSI TY MiniMed programme is a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the world of medicine, science and research. This is the 2nd year of the MiniMed Transition Year programme in Waterford and we are delighted to continue to bring the programme to the South East. The participation of leading medical professionals from Waterford Regional Hospital, the use of innovative technology and the practical sessions helps make the learning experience interesting for students as well as providing them with experience of what it is like to train as a medical professional."

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) are Shannon Doogue, Jessie Byrne and Melissa Wynne, Presentation College, Carlow.

Waterford Regional Hospital is a teaching hospital of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Since 1998, RCSI has been sending students in their final two years to the hospital to attend clinical rotations in Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) is Tadgh Fitzpatrick, Transition Year Student from De La Salle College, Waterford and Mr. Simon Cross, Department of Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital.

Waterford TY RCSI MiniMed
Dr Riona Mulcahy and Professor Fred Jackson, both RCSI and Waterford Regional Hospital, look on as a Transition Year student practices procedures, assisted by a clinical specialist.

Waterford RCSI TY MiniMed
Dr Cormac McCart (pictured right), Consultant, RCSI and Waterford Regional Hosptial, demonstrating an ECG to Transition Year Students.

Waterford RCSI TY MiniMed
Mr Joe O'Beirne, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Waterford Regional Hospital and RCSI Council Member, demonstrates x-rays to Transition Year students.