Archive for RCSI

Clerkin heroics not enough to deny UCD the perfect start to cup defence

Posted in Life with tags , , on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“UCD got their defence of the Collingwood Cup off to a perfect start with a 2-0 win over the Royal College of Surgeons at the Trinity College Sports Ground, despite a stellar performance from Surgeons’ goalkeeper Jamie Clerkin …” (more)

[Independent, 22 February]

RCSI executive travels to Bahrain to check on college students and staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“The chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has travelled to Bahrain – where the college runs undergraduate and masters programmes – amid concerns for the safety of students and staff …” (more)

[Kitty Holland, Irish Times, 19 February]

RCSI in Bahrain to build alumni ties

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“A delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a move designed to strengthen relations with its alumni in the region …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 31 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]

Doctor claims scholarship founders tried to have her passport cancelled

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 December 2010 by Steve

“A Kenyan doctor has accused the organisers of a €250,000 scholarship of trying to cancel her passport after she ‘vanished’ mid-way through the nine-year programme …” (more)

[Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent, 5 December]

Colleges forge links

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

“Irish universities and institutes of technology are forging closer links in the Middle East: The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland has had a satellite college in Bahrain since 2003. It attracts students seeking medical training from across the Arab world …” (more)

[Independent, 10 November]

RCSI secures degree awarding status

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) can now award students with its own degree, after the College was granted independent degree-awarding status last week …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 20 October]

Medical Council approves GEPs in RCSI and UL

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“The Medical Council has said it believes that graduates of the RCSI’s Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a fit-for-purpose junior doctor, eligible to be registered in the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register …” (more)

[Irish Medical Times, 18 October]

College hit by chemical scare

Posted in Life with tags on 2 October 2010 by Steve

“A controlled explosion was carried out by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit in Dublin’s city centre yesterday on a highly toxic and explosive chemical from a laboratory at the Royal College of Surgeons …” (more)

[Independent, 2 October]

Graduates pass their medical exams

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 4 June 2010 by Steve

“They took the long way round but almost 50 new doctors have made history as the first to have come through medical school under a new entry method for graduates …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 4 June]

College of Surgeons gets its first female president

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 June 2010 by Steve

“A doctor who broke through male-dominated barriers to become a heart surgeon has been elected the first female president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in its 226-year history …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 3 June]

New alliance is just what the doctor ordered

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 26 March 2010 by Steve

“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Tyndall institute are combining ideas to produce innovative medical devices. Imagine this: you walk into your doctor’s clinic and give a finger-prick drop of blood. Your sample goes into a device and, in less than an hour, there’s a read-out that signals whether you have a genetic condition or can predict which course of treatment will suit you best …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 26 March]

€756m medical campus plan awaiting Nama approval

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 March 2010 by Steve

“A large-scale plan to develop a medical campus for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) at Belcamp on the northern fringe of Dublin, due to be announced shortly, is now expected to be delayed until Nama has given its approval …” (more)

[Jack Fagan, Irish Times, 10 March]

RCSI forms alliance with Tyndall institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 March 2010 by Steve

“A new alliance between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Tyndall National Institute plans to create innovative medical products by bundling together seemingly unlikely bedfellows …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 5 March]

O’Keeffe plan to scrap NUI faces major new delays

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 February 2010 by Steve

“Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe’s plan to scrap the National University of Ireland faces major delays. The NUI is a federal umbrella body that consists of four major universities and a number of colleges, including the Royal College of Surgeons …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 8 February]

McGee first female Dean of Irish medical school

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 January 2010 by Steve

“A leading health psychologist has been appointed as the first-ever female dean of an Irish medical school, it was revealed today. Professor Hannah McGee has taken up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 25 January]

College of Surgeons celebrates 200 years

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 20 January 2010 by Steve

“Until the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland was granted a charter in 1784, it had been left to barbers to patch up bleeding and open wounds. With no surgical system in place, crude operations were carried out in filthy conditions across Ireland and many people died in absolute agony …” (more)

[Ciaran Byrne, Independent, 20 January]

Property decline led to asset write-down by College of Surgeons

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 January 2010 by Steve

“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland wrote down its net assets by €72 million in 2008 – a fall of 44 per cent on the previous year. In its annual report, the RCSI, which is a non-profit organisation, said the decrease was mainly due to the fall in the market values of ‘‘investment properties, an increase in the pension deficit and the operating deficit for the year’ …” (more)

[Susan Mitchell, Sunday Business Post, 3 January]

Abolishing the National University of Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 17 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“An Bord Snip Nua has suggested the abolition of the National University of Ireland. I’m thinking this means that NUIM, DCU and the RCSI will now almost certainly form a new university or a new structure …” (more)

[Science, society, stuff…, 16 July]