News

Medical Students test their Clinical Skills at SimWars

Mon, 20 March 17 10:01

The School of Medicine hosted ‘SimWars’, a medical simulation competition for medical and nursing students in Ireland on 25th February 2017. The event was organised by members of the Emergency Medicine Student Society of Ireland EMSSI and saw students work in teams of five to manage a number of simulated medical emergency scenarios which included using medical mannequins, actors and digital technologies. Together these provided students with a realistic and immersive learning experience.

Sunscreen can now be prescribed for renal transplant patients

Sat, 18 March 17 21:30

The Irish Skin Foundation have announced that for the first time, the cost of certain sunscreen products is now being reimbursed, when prescribed to those who have had renal (kidney) transplants and to immunosuppressed patients taking a particular medicine.

From Concept to Creation

Sat, 18 March 17 21:05

Mater Surgeon describes how his participation in an innovative masters programme has helped move a novel surgical wound closing device from concept to creation.

UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Fri, 17 March 17 23:10

UCD Research invite any UCD research centre of critical mass who are interested in receiving project management support, and who fall under the remit of Personalised and Translational Medicine, and One Health to register their expression of interest.

International Clinical Trial Shows Drug Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Fri, 24 February 17 10:12

The drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg may reduce diabetes risk by 80% in individuals with obesity and prediabetes according to the findings of an international study published today in The LancetProfessor Carel le Roux from the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre, UCD School of Medicine and Fellow, UCD Conway Institute is an obesity specialist and the corresponding author on this article.

Physiology Medical Traineeship programme

Thu, 23 February 17 15:06

UCD School of Medicine Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme recruitment process for 2017 / 2018 has now commenced. We are seeking suitable individuals interested in undertaking a graduate research degree. Closing Date for applications is Friday 31st March 2017 (5pm).  

2017 Clinical Commencement Ceremony

Thu, 23 February 17 13:41

Now firmly established as a key event in our academic calendar, the 2017 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place on Friday 17th February 2017 in UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield.  A key milestone for our students, it marks the point of full immersion into clinical training at our hospital sites or in the community. 

Traineeships in Human Anatomy and Reproductive Medicine

Tue, 14 February 17 17:45

UCD Human Anatomy has announced a number of traineeships including Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy and PhD scholarships in Reproductive Medicine. 

New Associate Deans Appointed

Sun, 12 February 17 17:04

Professor Patrick Murray has announced the appointment of Associate Professor Suzanne Donnelly as Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation and Dr Jonathan McNulty as Associate Dean for Graduate Taught Studies.  Both are ex officio members of the School Executive Management Committee and the School Management Team.  The Dean has also appointed Dr Cliona McGovern, Director of Admissions to the School Management Team.

 

Medical Genetics Research Success

Sat, 11 February 17 12:06

There was recent research success for Irish medical geneticists with two studies published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.  The study of a child with a de novo chromosomal translocation and craniosynostosis featured on the front cover of the journal's January edition. Our researchers also published the first cross-border epidemiology study of the incidence of fragile X syndrome across the island.

PMC Appoint New Vice President & Registrar

Wed, 8 February 17 08:00

Penang Medical College have announced the appointment of Professor David Whitford as its new Vice-President (Academic Affairs) & Registrar following the retirement of Prof Kevin B. Nolan.  

Increased Intake to UCD Radiography

Tue, 31 January 17 17:15

UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging has announced an increase in the intake to its undergraduate radiography BSc (Hons) degree programme to address the demands of the Irish healthcare system.  From September 2017, the number of places available will increase from 57 (2016/2017) to 100 places (2017/2018).

Learning from Excellence

Sat, 14 January 17 22:44

Too often in Medicine, and Medical Education, we focus on what has gone wrong - the complication in a patient, the student in difficulty. This is a reactive approach that focuses on weaknesses and negativity. In contrast, a new approach has been proposed focusing on strengths, excellence and prospective planning. 

Prof Last Appointed to Senior University Position

Tue, 20 December 16 23:27

We offer our congratulations to Professor Jason Last, Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation who has been appointed as the inaugural UCD Dean of Students.  In this senior University leadership role, Prof Last will be responsible for implementing the UCD strategic initiatives on enhancing the student experience.  We wish Jason well in his new role and thank him for the tremendous efforts and achievements within the School over the past fifteen years.

PMC Farewell 2016

Sat, 17 December 16 22:56

The School held a Farewell Ceremony recently for our Penang Medical College students on the occasion of their return to Penang to complete their clinical training.  

Alumnus Appointed President Elect of RCPI

Tue, 13 December 16 23:22

We offer our congratulations to UCD Medicine alumnus Professor Mary Horgan who has been elected President Designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She will become the first female President of the College in its 360-year history and their 142nd President in October 2017. 

New Treatment for Exhaustion Among Women in Ireland

Wed, 30 November 16 23:59

An Irish academic start-up company has developed an innovative new iron supplement which, it is hoped, will more effectively address exhaustion, particularly among women of childbearing age.  Exhaustion has reached epidemic levels for Irish women, with new research revealing that 9 out of 10 women are struggling with extreme tiredness in their daily lives. The findings come as studies show that only 18% of Irish women of childbearing age get adequate iron from their diet and one in three women experiencing tiredness stop taking iron supplements because of side effects.

Teddy Bear Hospital 2017

Tue, 29 November 16 21:43

The UCD Paediatric Society invite staff members to get involved with their children's outreach project - The Teddy Bear Hospital 2017.  The aim of this initiative is to tackle childhood anxiety towards hospitals.  Through fun and play, it is hoped that we can promote understanding and alleviate fear associated with attending hospital.

UCD Medicine Alumnus Named IDSA President

Wed, 23 November 16 11:25

Dr William G Powderly, former Dean of Medicine & Head, UCD School of Medicine, has been named as President of the Infectious Disease Society of America (ISDA), an organisation of physicians, scientists and other health care professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious disease research, education, prevention and patient care.

UCD Intern Career Advice Day

Sun, 20 November 16 12:45

The UCD Intern Career Advice Day took place on Sat 19 Nov 16 at the Mater Miersicordiae University Hospital.  Approximately 90 of the 141 UCD Medical Interns attended the event which included a series of presentations on different career pathways and practice interviews as participants anticipate completion of the UCD Intern Training Programme in July 2017.