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RCSI Conferring Ceremony

04 June 2009

Over 180 students from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)  were  conferred with medical degrees and postgraduate awards at the annual graduation ceremony in the National Concert Hall, Dublin today.  The graduates  were  presented with their degrees by Professor Frank Keane, President, RCSI. 


Dr. Jana McHugh, from Kilkishen, Co. Clare (left) with Dr. Michael Cotter, from Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Dr. Laura O'Flynn, from Malahide, Co. Dublin, Dr. Jane Mitchell, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Dr. Denis Vaughan, from Kenturk, Co. Cork and Dr. Eimear Kitt, from Tuam, Co. Galway


Pictured from l to r are Dr. John McCormick (MD); Dr. Jessica Leschied (MB, BCh, BAO); Professor Frank Keane, President of RCSI; Dr. John Sullivan, (MB, BCh, BAO); Dr. Seonaid Nolan (MB, BCh, BAO); and Dr Amre Shahwan (MD).

This year, 160 graduates  were  conferred with Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MB, BCh and BAO) and 20 students  were  conferred with Masters and PhDs in Degree of Master of Science (MSc), Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

 
Doctors on Call....Dr. Laura O'Flynn, from Malahide, Co. Dublin (left) and Dr. Jane Mitchell, Castleknock, Co. Dublin


Pictured from l to r are Dr. Roudha Al Dehneem (MB, BCh, BAO); Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Mr. Mohamad Al Dehneem and Mr. Mohamad Alkaabi, Cultural Attaché in the Embassy of Qatar.

Professor Frank Keane, President, RCSI said “As the largest undergraduate medical school in Ireland, the conferring ceremony is one of the highlights of the year for RCSI.  I would like to congratulate all the students here today and wish them every success in the future. “


Pictured in the centre are Professor Kevin Nolan, Head of the School of Postrgraduate Studies and Dr. Helen McVeigh, School of Postgraduate Studies along with gradautes who were conferred with postgraduate awards at the RCSI Conferring Ceremony

Pictured from l to r are Dr. Paul Dhillon (MB, BCh, BAO); Dr. Dominic Wong (MB, BCh, BAO) and Dr. Wan Mohd Hafizullah Bin Wan Mansor (MB, BCh, BAO).

Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at RCSI said “Graduation is an exhilarating time for our students, their families, faculty and staff.  Today is an important step for our students and we share in their excitement as they embark on their new career paths.  The graduates here today are testament of the excellent educational and training standards that RCSI is renowned for both nationally and internationally.


Dr. Michael Cotter, from Monkstown, Co. Dublin (left) and Dr. Jane Mitchell, Castleknock, Co. Dublin

Dr. Laura O'Flynn, from Malahide, Co. Dublin (left) with Dr. Eimear Kitt, from Tuam, Co. Galway, Dr. Jana McHugh, from Kilkishen, Co. Clare and Dr. Jane Mitchell, Castleknock, Co. Dublin

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving human health through education, research and service.  Founded in 1784, originally to train surgeons, today it provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The RCSI operates the largest MedicalSchool in Ireland, also providing undergraduate courses in pharmacy and physiotherapy. The College provides an extensive range of postgraduate training and education programmes in the medical sciences, surgery, medical and nursing specialties, international health, tropical medicine and leadership and healthcare management. The College has its headquarters in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland.