June 2013

UCD Hosts Sold-out Medicine Summer School for Prospective Students

Thu, 6 June 13 08:16

More than 150 fourth and fifth year second-level students joined us on Tuesday 4th June for the UCD Medicine Summer School. Attendees at the sold-out event experienced a programme that included mini-lectures from academics, interactive presentations and talks from current students. 

UCD Summer School 1

Image: Dr Crea Carberry, General Practitioner and Lecturer, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, presents to break-out group of students

The summer school forms part of our educational outreach programme, and is designed to provide prospective students of medicine and medical science with an insight into life at UCD and careers in medicine and research. The programme included careers talks from alumni, mini-lectures from academic staff, presentations from senior clinicians about life on the wards, a tour of the campus, seminars about key specialties and talks from / interactions with current students.

The programme was a huge success and generated excellent feedback from the students who attended; 100 per cent described their experience as excellent (56 per cent) or very good (44 per cent), and 100 per cent said they would recommend the programme to a friend.

The School is grateful to all those who registered to attend and is indebted to the great many speakers and presenters who shared their insights and experiences. These include:

  • Dr Crea Carberry, General Practitioner & Lecturer, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Dr Peter Holloway, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Dr Jason Last, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Mr Peter McLoughlin, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Dr Rhona Mahony, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.
  • Dr David Menzies, Registrar (Emergency Medicine) & Lecturer, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Dr Jurgen Mulsow, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Patrick Murray, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
  • Dr Niall Nelligan, Graduate, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science

For those who were unable to make it on Tuesday, please do keep an eye on MyUCD for future events.

UCD Summer School 2

ImageDr Stuart Bund, Lecturer, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, speaks with attending students