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VIDEO: Take a look at episode two of RCSI broadcast, ‘So You Want To Be A Doctor?',

11 December 2015
For those who missed the second episode the live-streamed video broadcast from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), ‘So You Want To Be A Doctor?', or for those who want to watch it again, you can catch up on the entire episode on the RCSI YouTube channel. The programme, presented by Professor Arnold Hill, Head of the School of Medicine, RCSI gives viewers a unique insight into what life as a doctor is really like.

Watch Prof Hill answer questions after we profile three doctors from and Beaumont Hospital

The series, for second-level students in transition, fifth and sixth year, who may be considering a career as a doctor, offers an insight into the lives of doctors by profiling leading healthcare professionals, all of whom began their career by studying medicine.
In this episode, viewers got a glimpse into the lives of three doctors, all based in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital. Mr David O'Brien, a Consultant Neurosurgeon; Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick, a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Consultant Microbiologist; and Mr James Walsh, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, all spoke about their careers and why they chose their specialty, while bringing viewers into the laboratories and operating theatres of Beaumont Hospital.
The programme ended with an interactive questions and answers session where Professor Hill took a host of questions from the watching audience all over Ireland and beyond via email, Twitter and Facebook.

The third and final episode of ‘So You Want To Be A Doctor?' will be broadcast on Tuesday 19th January at 6pm (Irish time). Viewers can register at to be sent the live link on the day. Alternatively, the link will be available on the website and on the College's Twitter and Facebook pages.
RCSI is ranked 46th in the world for ‘International Outlook' and #251 - 300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2015-2016). It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.