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RCSI Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony takes place

10 December 2012
More than 140 healthcare professionals were conferred with postgraduate awards at a conferring ceremony in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Monday 10th December. 

 

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr. Declan Magee, Vice-President, RCSI; Mr. Ruairi Mac Niocaill; recipient of the Sir Walter Mercer Medal; Professor Patrick Broe, President, RCSI; Mr. Keith Synnott, RCSI Council Member and previous recipient of the Sir Walter Mercer Medal.

These included Fellowships of RCSI in Cardiothoracic, General Surgery; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery); Paediatric Surgery; Plastic Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; and Urology. Fellowships of RCSI Ad Eundem were awarded to Mr. Marcus Choo and Mr. Arkan Sam Sayed-Noor.

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Pictured (l-r) are Professor Marie Carney; Professor Seamus Cowman; Dr. Maura Pidgeon, Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ad Eundem; Ms. Edna Woolhead, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery; Dr. Michael Shannon, Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ad Eundem; and Ms. Mary Jacob.

The Sir Walter Mercer Medal was awarded to Mr. Ruairi MacNiocaill at the ceremony for his outstanding performance in the November Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the second Irish Orthopaedic Trainee to win this medal since it was established in 1991, the first being Mr. Keith Synnott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and RCSI Council Member, who received the medal in 2001. 

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Pictured are recipients of Fellowships of the Faculty of Radiologists with the Dean of Faculty of Radiologists: (l-r) Dr. Kevin Murphy; Dr. Michael Breen; Dr Barry Kelly, Dean, Faculty of Radiologists; and Dr. Siobhan Hoare.

Other awards conferred at the ceremony included Memberships of RCSI including Ophthalmology and Diplomas in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Ms. Claragh Healy was awarded with the RCSI Surgical Travel Grant 2012.

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Pictured (l-r) are Professor Eilis McGovern, immediate Past-President, RCSI and Ms. Sarah Early, Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Fellowships of the Faculty of Radiologists (Radiodiagnosis) as well as Memberships and Fellowships of the Faculty of Dentistry were also conferred. Fellowships of the Faculty of Dentistry Ad Eundem were awarded to Dr. Ebrahim Al-Awadhi, Dr. Ahed Al-Wahadni and Dr. Patrick Palacci.

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Pictured (l-r) are Dr Patrick Palacci, Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry Ad Eundem; Professor Gerard Kearns, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry; Dr. Una Lally, Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry (Prosthodontics); and Dr. Damien Broderick, Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry (Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine)

Fellowships of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Ad Eundem were awarded to Dr. Maura Pidgeon and Dr. Michael Shannon.

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Pictured (l-r) are Mr Tze Kong, Fellowship in Plastic Surgery; Professor Patrick Broe, President, RCSI; and Mr. Gary Lim, Fellowship in General Surgery

Addressing the candidates at the conferring ceremony, Professor Patrick Broe, President of RCSI said "Congratulations to you all on your achievements and on reaching this important and exciting stage in your careers.  For some of you this is a milestone that places you securely on a further training ladder; for others amongst you - the majority -  it is a statement that you have completed a comprehensive training programme and a rigorous assessment process and that you now possess the necessary qualifications required to practice as a specialist."