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Monday, 15th September 2008-Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) Orientation Day Takes Place at RCSI

15 September 2008

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) welcomed new students into its Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) at orientation day. This year’s 62 students originate from Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, and Denmark and have academic qualifications in areas as diverse as law, philosophy, arts & social sciences, engineering and biomedical & allied health sciences.

Professor Alan Johnson, Director of the GEP programme with two of the students at orientation day.

The RCSI Graduate Entry Programme was launched in 2006 and was the first of its kind in Ireland. The accelerated four year programme incorporates teaching and learning activities suited to an experienced cohort of students and is emphasised by early clinical exposure. The core curriculum is presented in modules based around the systems of the body with weekly case studies illustrating the application of clinical medicine.

Pictured from l to r are Ms. Noelle Breslin, Mr. Joseph O'Dowd and Ms. Louise Rabbitt.

Professor Alan Johnson, Director of the Graduate Entry Programme said “I am delighted to welcome the students here today, on what I know will be a rewarding four years for staff and students alike. The RCSI Graduate Entry Programme is yet another innovative way of widening access to a career in medicine by producing more doctors who are trained and educated to the highest level.”

Pictured from l to r are Mr. Julian R. Davis, Mr. Keith Pilson and Ms. Lorna Groarke.

As part of the orientation day, students will register for the programme and meet academic and support staff for an introduction to the Graduate Entry Programme and other aspects of student life in RCSI. The day will culminate in a lunch with staff in the boardroom. To view the programme of the day, please view studentsupport/docs/

Pictured at GEP Orientation Day is Ms. Katryana Hanley- Knutson.