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RCSI Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony takes place

02 July 2012

Over 150 healthcare professionals were conferred with postgraduate awards at a conferring ceremony in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Monday, 2nd July.  These included 36 Fellowships of RCSI in General Surgery; Ophthalmology/ Ophthalmic Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; and Urology. Fellowships of RCSI Ad Eundem were awarded to Mr. Robert Hannon and Mr. Arun Ganesh Mahajani.

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Pictured (l-r) are candidates who received Fellowships in Plastic Surgery: Ms. Siun Murphy, Ms. Tereze Laing, Mr. John Curran and Ms. Eilis Fitzgerald.

Memberships of the RCSI including Ophthalmology were awarded as well as Diplomas in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Mr. Brian Devitt received an RCSI Surgical Travelling Fellowship.


Pictured (l-r) are Mr Obai Abdelfattah Elzamzami; Mr Tariq Ahmed Abdelhafiz (Fellowships in General Surgery); Mr Patrick Broe, President, RCSI; Mr Omar Al Awadhi (Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery).

Fellowships of the Faculty of Radiologists including Radiodiagnosis and Radiation Oncology were conferred and Fellowships Ad Eundem were awarded to Dr. Peter Ball, Dr. Lorna Duddy and Dr. Rosemary Murphy.

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr. Michael Chee Wong, Membership of RCSI; and Mr. Patrick Broe, President, RCSI.

Awards for the Faculty of Dentistry conferred were Fellowships including Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine, Fellowships of the Faculty Ad Eundem for Professor Mark McGurk, Mr. Clive Pratt and Professor Helen Whelton and Fellowships by Election for Professor David Bouchier-Hayes and Professor JV McLoughlin. 64 candidates were conferred with Memberships of the Faculty of Dentistry - the largest group to be conferred at today's ceremony.

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr. Sean Sheridan, Board Member, Faculty of Dentistry; Dr. Joan Nolan, Member of General Dental Surgery; Prof Gerard Kearns, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

Fellowships and Memberships of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine were also awarded to 10 candidates.

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Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Tadhg O'Sullivan, Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine; Dr. Padraig Sheeran, Honorary Treasurer, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine; Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Addressing the candidates at the conferring ceremony, Mr. Patrick Broe, President of RCSI said "You are the future of the Irish health service and the skills and knowledge that you have attained to date, and will no doubt enhanced further by Fellowships abroad, will be essential to the provision of continued high quality health care services in this country in the next few decades. I congratulate you all and wish you every success in what promises to be a bright and exciting future. My personal wish for each of you here today is that in the care provided to your patients you will derive satisfaction, challenge and educational stimulation and that you will always be proud to be a member of the medical profession and of your association with this great College."

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Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Oisin Flanagan, Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists (Radiodiagnosis); Dr. Adrian Brady, Dean, Faculty of Radiologists; and Dr. Mohd Nazir Ibrahim, Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists (Radiation Oncology).

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr. Colin Murphy, Mr. Patrick O'Toole, and Mr. Philip Brady (Fellowships in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery).

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr. Patrick Broe, President, RCSI; and Mr. Brian Devitt (RCSI Surgical Travelling Fellowship 2012)

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Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Declan Corcoran, Board Member, Faculty of Dentistry; Joanne McDaid, Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry; Geraldine McDermott; Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry; and Mr. Sean Sheridan, Board Member, Faculty of Dentistry.