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400 students attend fourth RCSI International Careers Symposium

31 March 2014

Event showcases medical Postgraduate career paths in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, Middle East, United Kingdom and United States


RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) hosted its Fourth National & International Careers Symposium on Saturday 29th March. More than 400 students attended the event at the College at 123 St Stephen's Green, which was jointly organised by Dr Alice McGarvey, Vice-Dean Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Fionnuala Rahilly, Career Development Manager at RCSI. 
 
This half-day event was of particular interest to students in the academic years from Intermediate Cycle (IC3), Graduate Entry Progamme (GEP) 2 to Senior Cycle 1 and 2. An impressive line-up of national and international speakers reflected the desired destinations of where students indicated they wish to pursue their postgraduate training. The day's speakers include Professor Emma Meagher, University of Pennsylvania; Dr Johnny Walker, Hermitage Clinic; Dr Cedric Gunaratnam, Beaumont Hospital; Professor Jacqueline Ho, Penang Medical College; Dr Ghufran Jassim, RCSI Bahrain; Dr Tonio Piscopo, Mater Dei Hospital; and Dr Gozie Offiah, Dublin North East.
 
Speaking on the event, Professor Arnold Hill, Head of the School of Medicine, RCSI who opened proceedings at the symposium said, ‘It is vital that such events support our students by providing essential information regarding postgraduate routes both here in Ireland and abroad. The symposium was held on Saturday to facilitate those students on rotation. The support of RCSI academic staff is vital to the success of this event as they are the student's mentors so i was delighted with the strong turnout.' 
   
Founded in 1784, RCSI's mission is to develop healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences organisation which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland.

 Career Symposium

Dr Orna Tighe, Dr Alice McGarvey, Dr Gozie Offiah, Dr Ghufran Jassim, Dr Tony Piscopo, Dr Jennifer Billington, Prof Emma Meagher, Prof Arnie Hill, Prof Jacqueline Ho, Dr Cedric Gunaratnam, Dr Johnny Walker, Ms Fionnuala Rahilly

 

Career Symposium

RCSI students Sami Backley, Simraaj Powar, Yogeswaran Muthukumaru

 

Career Symposium

Dr Cedric Gunaratnam

 

Career Symposium

Dr Emma Meagher 

 

Career Symposium

RCSI students Hen Min Lim JC2, WaiYi Feng JC2, Zhi Miin Ong, Carlos Gracias JC2, Aya Al-Jalamdeh JC2, Sami Bacleley, Omar AlZahrani FY, Nikita Rane JC2, Ahmad AlQattan IC1, Yogeswaran Muthukumaru IC1