Congratulating the Class of 2016
The 2016 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at O'Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday, 2nd June 2016 with 230 graduands being conferred with undergraduate and graduate entry Medicine (MB BCh BAO) degrees as well as 43 doctoral and masters graduate degree awards in Medicine.
The annual conferring marks one of the high-points in the School's academic calendar. The proceedings were led by UCD President, Prof Andrew J Deeks supported by Prof Cecily Kelleher (College Principal, UCD College of Health & Agricultural Sciences) and Prof Patrick Murray (Dean of Medicine and Head, UCD School of Medicine). The graduands will now formally join the ranks of the medical profession, whereupon they will begin a year's further training as interns.
Gala Dinner and Awards
Later in the evening, the UCD Medicine Gala Dinner 2016 took place in UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield. This black tie event was attended by over 500 guests including recent graduates, their families and friend, School and University staff as well as VIP guests from our clinical affiliates.
The Medicine Gala Dinner is the School's formal celebration of achievement, community and friendship. During the event, individual achievement and academic excellence was recognised with a range of prizes and medals including student-nominated awards. A range of student and teaching awards were presented by UCD President, Prof Andrew Deeks.