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

Transition year students experience life as a doctor

16 January 2012

Approximately 150 Transition Year students from 80 schools across Ireland will begin a week long Mini Med training programme today at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Beaumont Hospital.  The week long interactive programme gives Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor.

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Pictured are Transition Year students Ruth Kearney and Mark Milner


As part of the programme, students will witness a live operation, attend interactive lectures, gain hands-on training in clinical skills as well as practical experience in medicine and scientific tutorials. Topics that will be covered include human anatomy, cardiology, psychiatry, trauma and orthopaedics. 

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Pictured are Transition Year students

Leading medical professionals from RCSI and Beaumont Hospital will deliver the programme, including Professor Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist and Head of Forensic Medicine, RCSI who will give a lecture on Forensic Medicine.

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Pictured are Transition Year students Melissa Nolan and Orla Curtin

Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI said “The TY Mini Med programme is a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the world of medicine, science and research.  This is the 5th year of the programme and demand for the programme outweighs the number of places available.   The participation of leading medical professionals from RCSI and Beaumont 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.”

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Pictured are Transition Year students; Melissa Nolan, Orla Curtin, Mark Milner and Ruth Kearney