The UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science 2017 Conferring Ceremony took place on Friday 15th December 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall. Led by UCD President, Prof Andrew J Deeks, a total of 131 graduands were conferred with a Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic Studies), a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Advanced Paramedic Studies) or a Diploma in Military Medical Care. The graduands include professional staff from the Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service and from the Irish Defence Forces.
The School in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland held a Festschrift for Professor Ronan O’Connell, recently retired UCD Professor of Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital. The event accurately reflected the impressive body of work which Prof O’Connell has delivered throughout his career. He has inspired a generation of clinician scientists to follow in his footsteps and has brought considerable distinction to both the University and the School of Medicine through his academic scholarship.
The School is pleased to announced that the 2017/2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway is now open for applications. Now in its eleventh year, this highly successful adjunct appointment scheme recognises the contribution of clinical staff to our academic programmes. Closing date for applications to Section Leaders is Wed 28 Feb 2018.
The School held a Farewell Ceremony on 1st December 2017 for our students from Penang Medical College prior to their return to Malaysia where they will complete their clinical training.
A third of women in Ireland are not meeting World Health Organisation recommended folate levels for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) in early pregnancy. This was the key finding of a new report commissioned by safefood entitled ‘The folate status of pregnant women in the Republic of Ireland; the current position’.