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Transition Year MiniMed Programme: Waterford

Waterford RCSI Transition Year MiniMed School Programme offers a four-day experience for transition year students interested in a career in medicine.

The programme covers a wide variety of topics and is designed to introduce the student to both undergraduate and postgraduate aspects of a career in medicine. It takes place in the HSE /RCSI Education Building at Waterford Regional Hospital and utilises the excellent Nursing School Facilities in WIT for practical sessions. This programme is run annually and usually takes place in February.

A look at how 120 TY students got on at the 2016 RCSI Waterford TY MiniMed programme.
120 places are available to transition year students from schools in the south eastern region. This interactive programme gives transition year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor. Students have the opportunity to witness a live operation via video link to the operating theatre in Beaumont Hospital.

Lectures are hosted on our electronic medical information technology platform (Moodle) and in addition students will take part in practical sessions, multiple choice quizzes and competitions. Students will be given access the moodle platform as required. Topics covered will include human anatomy, forensic medicine, surgery, obstetrics and paediatrics, psychiatry, and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease and family practice.

Applications to the Transition Year MiniMed School are made through schools only. The application process for the 2017 programme opened in December 2016 and schools will be notified in advance of the opening date.

Organising committee

  • Prof. Ríona Mulcahy, Undergraduate Dean, RCSI, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Waterford Regional Hospital
  • Prof. Fred Jackson, Senior Educator, School of Medicine, RCSI.
  • Mr Joe O’Beirne, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic, University Hospital Waterford
  • Ms Carmel Ryan, Undergraduate Medical Administrator, HSE / RCSI Education Facility, Waterford Regional Hospital
  • Ms Jennie O'Leary, Postgraduate Surgical Administrator, HSE / RCSI Education Facility, Waterford Regional Hospital