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Monday, 10th March 2008-Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney TD Meets RCSI GEP Students

10 March 2008

The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, today met with students and teaching staff of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)’s Graduate Entry Programme (GEP). The visit took place at the RCSI campus in Reservoir House, Sandyford.


The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, meets with students from the RCSI graduate entry programme.

The cohort of students, who come from Ireland , the EU, North America, Australia and the Middle East , have varying academic backgrounds. They have undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in subjects from English Literature to Law.


RCSI GEP students meet with the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, at Reservoir House in Sandyford.

Professor Alan Johnson, Director of GEP said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the Minister here today. The introduction of the graduate entry programme represents a new era for medical education in Ireland. The programme has been progressing very well and we have been receiving   positive feedback from all those involved. This has been mainly made possible through RCSI’s use of state of the art technology and innovative academic and clinical teaching.”


The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, with Dr. Terry McWade, Deputy CEO of RCSI and Professor Alan Johnson, Director of GEP.


RCSI GEP students with the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD.