September 2013

UCD Hosts Annual Jack Flanagan Medal in Geriatric Medicine Competition

Tue, 24 September 13 11:33

As the holders of the annual Jack Flanagan Medal in Geriatric Medicine, UCD held the 2013 contest on Wednesday 18th of September at St Vincent's University Hospital. Congratulations to this year's winners: Elizabeth Ahern-Flynn, Ali Jafar, Eoin Kelleher, Harriet Ryan (RCSI) and well done to Eanna Ryan, Claire Kelly, David Tansey and Colm Kennelly (UCD).

Speaking after the event, Dr Lorraine Kyne, senior lecturer at UCD and consultant physician in medicine for the older person (Mater University Hospital), said:

Dr. Jack Flanagan, who himself graduated from UCD in 1943, was the first geriatrician in Ireland. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 91. The Jack Flanagan medal competition was instituted in 2008 to honour his pioneering contribution to medical care of the elderly in Ireland. Jack's wife, Eta, and family attended the medal competition.

Teams from UCD, TCD, RCSI, NUIG, UCC and UL competed for the prize. All teams delivered excellent presentations and answered a series of detailed questions from a panel of expert judges. Final year medical students, Eanna Ryan, Claire Kelly, David Tansey and Colm Kennelly represented UCD, all of whom displayed a great level of knowledge, professionalism and teamwork. Sincere congratulations to the RCSI team, who take home this year's prize.