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RCSI Welcomes Undergraduate Students at Orientation Day

28 September 2009

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) welcomed over 400 students of Medicine, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy at its Orientation Day earlier on Monday, 29th September.

Pictured are Claire Kruger, Pharmacy student with Dr Alice McGarvey, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs at the President's Reception to welcome new students to the College.

The day commenced with welcome speeches by Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Philip Curtis, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Services and Dr. Alice McGarvey, Vice Dean for Student Affairs.

Shona Coyne, Foundation Year Medicine talks with Professor Frank Keane, President, RCSI at the President's Reception to welcome new students.

Students were then introduced to  academic and  administrative staff of the College, as well as other aspects of student life at RCSI. The day will finish this evening with a special reception for staff, students and their families in the Board room and College Hall. 

Pictured (l-r) are Mr Michael Kuhlmann, Dr Alice McGarvey, Mr Neil Naik.

On Tuesday evening, a White Coat Ceremony was held as part of Orientation Week.  The white coat is an event held in recognition that the new students are embarking on an important career with responsibilities. The evening also comprised of an awards ceremony for those students in RCSI who achieved excellence to date followed by some short presentations by students, the Dean and members of Faculty.

Pictured are 4th year Pharmacy students Lydia Finnerty from Galway Boots Excellence in Pharmacy Practice Medal, Alicia O'Dwyer from Tipperary Hilary Hayden+Co. Award Medal.