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RCSI Confers Healthcare Leaders of the Future at Postgraduate Conferring Ceremony

08 December 2014

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) conferred more than 170 healthcare professionals with postgraduate awards at a conferring ceremony in the College on Monday 8th December. In surgery, these awards include Fellowships of RCSI in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Urology. Membership were awarded in ENT and Ophthalmology and Diplomas in Otolaryngology. Fellowship Ad Eundem were awarded to Ehab Helmy Abdel Goad, Alfonso Antequera, Ta Li Liu and Leo Francis Stassen. 
In Dentistry, Fellowships were awarded in Operative & Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry Ad Eundem was given to Ailbhe McDonald. Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry and Diplomas of Primary Care Dentistry were also awarded.

Also awarded on the day were Fellowships of the Faculty of Radiologists in Radiodiagnosis. The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery awarded Fellowships and the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine distributed Memberships.

Mr Declan J Magee, President of RCSI said "I would like to congratulate all of our conferring candidates on their achievements and on reaching this important and exciting stage in their careers and training. For some, this day is an important milestone which places our candidates securely on the training ladder and for others it is a statement of completion to the highest standard of training and rigorous assessment."

"Conferring ceremonies are one of the highlights of the College year and the Faculty and staff in RCSI take great satisfaction and pride in all our candidates success. I hope that all our candidates being conferring today derive satisfaction, challenge and educational stimulation throughout their careers", Mr Magee continued.

RCSI plays a prominent role in the provision of postgraduate education in the medical and healthcare sciences, both in Ireland and overseas. The College actively promotes continuing professional education and is increasingly successful in attracting a growing body of postgraduate students, who bring with them a substantial body of varied professional experience, gained both in Ireland and internationally. For almost 230 years this Institution has set the highest standards in education and training to ensure its trainees are educated, mentored and tutored to the highest possible standard.

RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute 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. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.

Take a look at a gallery of photos from the conferring below: