August 2013

UCD to Host Jack Flanagan Medal Competition in Geriatric Medicine

Thu, 22 August 13 04:08

Students in the penultimate year of their medical studies are invited to take part in the 2013 Jack Flanagan Medal Competition in Geriatric Medicine. This year's competition will be held in UCD on Wednesday 18th September. 

This competition is named after Dr Jack Flanagan, who was the first doctor in Ireland to specialise in modern day geriatric medicine. The winners are awarded an academic medal in memory of Dr Flanagan's contribution to the specialty.

Last years winner, from UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, were Aileen Egan, Ciaran Foley, SInead Farrell and Andrew Crowe (pictured above).

What does the competition involve?

  • This is an intervarsity competition between penultimate year students of Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork medical schools.
  • Teams of 4 from each of the medical schools will be challenged on their knowledge of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with ageing
  • It is a clinical-pathological conference in which competing teams will be given a case to review and will have 60 minutes to formulate a care plan and diagnosis for the patient.
  • Each team will present their findings in a 8 minute PowerPoint presentation and will be questioned by a three member-judging panel.  
  • The competitors will be judged on their knowledge of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with ageing. 

Time, Date, Venue

  • Wednesday 18th September - 17.00-20.00 
  • Education and Research Centre, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4