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Open Day Gives Students a Taste for Medicine

04 January 2012
More than 500 students from second-level schools throughout Ireland will get a taste for life as a medical, pharmacy and physiotherapy student today at the annual Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Open Day.

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Mikaela Forde (17) a 6th Year student from Yeats College, Galway  viewing some x-ray's at the RCSI Open Day 

During the day-long event, Leaving Certificate and A' Level students will get the opportunity to meet with RCSI staff, students and graduates, to give them an idea of what it is like to study medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy and take up careers in these areas. A series of talks will be held on the range of courses available at RCSI and how to apply to RCSI through the CAO system. An exhibition will be hosted by faculties and staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions the students may have.

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Eimear O'Reilly(16); and Erica Hughes(17) both 6th Year students from Loreto College in Navan, Co Meath with a skeleton at the RCSI Open Day

Information will also be available on the wide choice of clubs and societies available in RCSI as well as information on student accommodation, library and sports facilities. Other highlights of the day will include a student panel discussion, whereby current students will give their perspectives on studying at RCSI. Students will also hear about the experiences of junior doctors, who have recently graduated from RCSI.

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Students viewing a 3D video at the RCSI Open Day

Philip Curtis, Head of Admissions at RCSI said "The annual Open Day provides second level students with a great opportunity to get a sense of life, both academic and social at RCSI. With talks from staff, current students and graduates, students are able to get a real sense of what life as a medical, physiotherapy or pharmacy student is really like."

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RCSI is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving human health through education, research and service. Founded in 1784, originally to train surgeons, today it provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The RCSI operates the largest Medical School in Ireland, also providing undergraduate courses in pharmacy and physiotherapy. The College provides an extensive range of postgraduate training and education programmes in the medical sciences, surgery, medical and nursing specialties, international health, tropical medicine and leadership. The RCSI Research Institute is one of Ireland's foremost research centres.