The MGA launched its new Podcast Series for 2022 titled MGA Clinical Influencers
The MGA plays a vital role in keeping you, OUR School of Medicine graduates, in touch with their fellow alumni across Ireland and the world. As a global and diverse School of Medicine, UCD has naturally been greatly enriched by attracting highly talented clinical academics who graduated from other Irish or international medical schools. They are now valued members of our UCD community, and you will hear from them too.
The MGA offers YOU the opportunity to build professional and social networks and to maintain old friendships and contacts, share your aspirations for the School and influence the School’s future. The MGA is YOUR Association offering you a lifelong association with UCD School of Medicine.
During this podcast series, where episodes will go out every two weeks, graduates will give us a trip down memory lane when describing their time at UCD (and on some occasions in other Schools of Medicine) and as junior doctors.
They will discuss their stellar careers in their chosen speciality and highlights and challenges during those careers, how they share their expertise and coach others. On a personal level, they will discuss how they manage a decent work life balance, where that is possible and books for us to enjoy and holiday locations we should be thinking about. Our interviewees have compelling stories to tell that will spark your curiosity about life in the clinical speciality they have chosen and the career path they have travelled.
Our INTERVIEWER for this series is Prof Muiris FitzGerald, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at UCD. Prof FitzGerald was Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician at SVUH (St Vincent’s University Hospital) from 1977 to 2006 and Dean of UCD School of Medicine from 2000 – 2006. He is a proud UCD Graduate from the Class of 1964.
Episode 1: Professor Ken McDonald
Episode 2: Professor Fionnuala Ni Ainle
Episode 3: Professor Peter Kelly
Episode 4: Professor Alistair Nichol
Episode 5: Professor Mary Higgins
Episode 6: Professor Helen Heneghan