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Canadian Ambassador visits RCSI

16 April 2012

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) today welcomed His Excellency Loyola Hearn, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland to the College. This is the first visit by a Canadian Ambassador to RCSI.

Canadian Ambassador
Pictured (l-r) is Ms Stephanie Canning, final year medical student; Dr. Alice McGarvey, Vice-Dean for Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Mr. Philip Curtis, Associate Director, Admissions; His Excellency Loyola Hearn, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland; Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; and Student Services; and Ms Lindsay Webster, final year medical student.

There is a long standing tradition of Canadian students coming to RCSI in Dublin to study medicine. RCSI has over 700 alumni in Canada, with the first graduate dating back to 1953. There are over 230 Canadian students currently studying medicine at RCSI.
 
During his visit, the Ambassador met with Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Dr. Alice McGarvey, Vice-Dean for Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; and Mr. Philip Curtis, Associate Director, Admissions and Student Services, to discuss on-going developments at RCSI.

The Ambassador also had an opportunity to meet with Canadian students who were in their final year of medicine at RCSI. The visit concluded with a tour of the College.