A Global Reputation, Shaped by Our Graduates

Our reputation has been established by the many graduates who have practiced medicine and radiography with distinction in Ireland and across the world since the School's foundation in 1854. We strive to maintain a strong connection with our alumni across the globe with the assistance of the UCD Development & Alumni Relations and the UCD Medical Graduates Association (MGA).

Annual Reunions

The highlight of our alumni interaction is the annual Alumni Reunion MGA Alumni Reunion 2023Celebration for Medicine classes who graduated 60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20 and 10 years ago. The event comprises a daytime Symposium of alumni talks (CPD lectures) followed by an elegant Gala Dinner in the evening. 

The 2023 reunion was a resounding success, bringing together alumni from various graduating classes in a memorable celebration. To learn more about this remarkable event, please click here

MGA Alumni Reunion 2024

The next MGA Alumni Reunion will take place on Friday 10th May 2024 and will celebrate the MB BCh BAO graduating classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2014.

A Scientific Symposium (CPD lectures) will be held in UCD Health Sciences Centre followed by a Gala Dinner at UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield (please see full Programme below). Tickets cost €125.

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Please see the online Booking Instructions for the MGA Reunion 2024. If you would like to pay by cheque, please call our office on 01716 6632 or 01716 6608. The RSVP deadline to register is Friday 26th April.

The event promises to be an unforgettable occasion filled with nostalgia, professional development, and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

We are also excited to reveal that the Distinguished Graduate Award will be presented during the Gala Dinner to our 2024 awardee, Dr Patrick J. Boland (class of 1967). This prestigious award recognises the lifelong achievements of its recipients and honours their dedication to advancing the field of medicine. Join us in celebrating Dr Boland's remarkable accomplishments. 

If you have any questions, please email mga@ucd.ie or call us on 01716 6608 or 01716 6632.

Refunds for this event will only be accepted until Tuesday 30th April.


Scientific Symposium

Location: Lecture Theatre C004, Health Sciences Building, UCD Belfield

  • 12.00 – 12.15: Registration
  • 12.15 – 13.00: Light Lunch and Tours of the Health Sciences Building

Lunch will take place upstairs in the Kevin Barry Gallery.

  • 13.15 – 14.45: Symposium
  • 14.45 – 15.10: Coffee Break
  • 15.10 – 16.00: Symposium

Please note that you are welcome to stay on-site after the Scientific Symposium or leave and return for the Gala Dinner in the evening.

Gala Dinner

Location: UCD O’Reilly Hall, UCD Belfield

  • 18.45: Registration
  • 19.00: Drinks Reception & Class Photographs

Please note that there will be a set schedule for class photos.

  • 19.45: Call to Dinner
  • 20.00: Distinguished Graduate Award Ceremony

Dress code for the Gala Dinner: Business Casual

UCD MGA Alumni Reunion Symposium 2024
Chaired by the President of the UCD MGA 

Alumni Talks - 20 minute talks each followed by a 5 minute Q&A session (13.15 - 14.45)

Speaker

Class

Topic

Time

Dr Mick Molloy 

President of MGA

1994

Welcome and Introduction 

13.15 – 13.30

Prof Desmond Bohn

Retired Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

1969

Epidemics to Pandemics: A 50 year Odyssey in Critical Care Medicine

13.30 – 13.55

Dr Bridget Freyne

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

2004

Research in Global Child Health; Problems and Possibilities

13.55 – 14.20

Dr Niamh Power

Captain - Aer Lingus

1994

Is there a doctor on board?

14.20 – 14.45

Coffee break (14.45 – 15.10)

Alumni Talks – 20 minute talks each followed by a 5 minute Q&A session (15.10 – 16.00)

Speaker

 Class

Topic

Time

Dr Ciarán Humphreys

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

1999

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. A fair chance for health

15.10 – 15.35

Prof Alice Stanton

Professor of Cardiovascular Therapeutics

1984

How Much Meat & Dairy Should We Eat? The Importance of Transparent Evidence-Based Health Metrics

15.35 – 16.00


Seeking Class Representatives

We are always seeking Class Representatives to assist with disseminating reunion information to other class members. If you are interested in volunteering as a representative for your class, please contact mga@ucd.ie.

Please see the list of Class Representatives here.

A Class Representative's Reflections on the Class of '98 Reunion

"Our class were a funny lot. We seemed to rather like each other for the most part. Dr Cathy Brogan

When it came to organising our (rather ludicrously I felt, I mean how could it be?) 25th class Reunion, the concept of one of us becoming the Class Rep was mooted quietly on our Class WhatsApp group, and in an unlikely moment of humility I acquiesced. 

After the event I am exceedingly pleased to advocate for the role of future Class Representatives given my wholly positive position as same in 2023. The rekindling of so many old relationships - which really were not so repressed and lay just under the surface - was a wonderful and unexpected joy. There was a definite experience of regression, as though we were still in those heady Clinical Res years. The reconnection with colleagues via the Reunion, personally and professionally, has been a hugely positive experience and one which I encourage all to embrace.

We, the UCD Medical Alumni are a lucky lot, with an amazing UCD Alumni Team doing all the ground work and organisation. 

My only suggestion is that if your year doesn’t already have a graduation year WhatsApp (or similar platform) group is to start one…it will gather moss quickly."

Dr Cathy Brogan, MB BCh BAO graduating class of 1998