Archive for medicine

Call for mandatory emergency work for graduates

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“A senior consultant in emergency medicine has called for the introduction of a mandatory requirement that all Irish medical graduates work for a period in emergency departments as non-consultant hospital doctors following their internship …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 25 January]

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Letterkenny Hospital now a university teaching hospital

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 January 2011 by Steve

“The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has opened a medical academy at Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH), effectively transforming the institution into a university teaching hospital, a move set to improve patient care …” (more)

[Irish Medical Times, 20 January]

Donegal chosen for medical academy

Posted in teaching with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny General Hospital has been chosen as a clinical training site for medical students at NUI Galway Medical Academy …” (more)

[Inishowen News, 10 January]

RCSI recruiting doctors for Malaysia

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“… the appointments will be for periods of up to three years at Penang Medical College (PMC). Founded in 1996, the College is a joint venture of the medical schools of the RCSI and UCD, in partnership with the Penang state government …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 7 January]

Question raised over need for entry exam to medical school

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 December 2010 by Steve

“Both the Leaving Certificate and Health Professions Admissions Test (HPat) independently predict how well an individual will perform in medical school, new research has found. The authors say this raises a question about the need for the controversial HPat …” (more)

[Muiris Houston, Irish Times, 22 December]

Points required for medicine to climb even further

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 9 November 2010 by Steve

“What chance do you have of securing a place in one of the five medical undergraduate programmes in 2011? Recent data compiled by UCD gives some indication of the real picture with regard to undergraduate medical entry in Ireland …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 9 November]

Is medicine a wise choice for high achievers?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 September 2010 by Steve

“The current CAO season has seen a further increase in applicant interest in all undergraduate medical and para medical courses. The points required to secure a medical place have increased again this year, which has left many aspiring doctors disappointed …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 7 September]