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

Transition Year Students in Waterford Spend Week Training as Medical Students

24 February 2012
120 Transition Year students from the South East took part in the Waterford RCSI Transition Year MiniMed training programme from Tuesday 21st - Friday 24th February 2012 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.


As part of the programme, students witnessed a live operation, 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, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, emergency medicine, cardiology and general practice.   

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) are Aoife Kent, Stella Maris, Tramore and Olivia Keoghan, Abbey Community College, Waterford

Leading medical professionals from RCSI and Waterford Regional Hospital delivered the programme, including Professor Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist and Head of Forensic Medicine, RCSI who gave a lecture on Forensic Medicine.

Waterford TY MiniMed
Pictured (l-r) are Aisling Durand and Alfred Tepa, St. Paul's Community College, Waterford

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 3rd 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 Helena Dunne, St Leo's College and Jack Laight, Carlow Vocational School

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
Students learn about cardio pulmonary resuscitation at the practical sessions 

Waterford TY MiniMed
Practical skills sessions

Waterford TY MiniMed
Professor Hannah McGee (2nd from left) pictured with the Waterford TY MiniMed Committee (l-r) Professor Fred Jackson, Dr. Riona Mulcahy and Mr. Joe O'Beirne