Calls for cross-party support for Magee medical school project plans

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2018 by steve

“There are calls for cross-party support to ensure the planned medical school for Derry remains on track. Local Councillor Mickey Cooper is to put forward a motion this week calling for Derry City and Strabane District Council to raise the matter with the head of the Department of Health …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 22 January]

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Proposed Derry Medical School must not be delayed by Stormont deadlock – NI Civil Service

Posted in Governance and administration on December 30th, 2017 by steve

“The North’s Civil Service has told the proposed Derry Medical School must not be delayed because of the political deadlock at Stormont. Following correspondence from the University of Ulster regarding the business case for the school, Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan, the SDLP’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson. says it would be ‘lamentable’ if the plans are stalled because there is no Executive in place …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 30 December]

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Is UCC using non-EU students as ‘cash cow’?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on April 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has accused University College Cork (UCC) of using non-EU medicine students as a ‘cash cow’ while Irish students are left without places. Non-EU students are liable for higher fees than EU students, and in recent years UCC has both increased their fees and taken in more of them …” (more)

[David Linnane, Evening Echo, 12 April]

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Gardai search universities for missing organs

Posted in Legal issues on October 5th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Gardai are contacting Dublin’s university medical schools to try to track down the internal organs missing from the exhumed body of a woman they suspect may have been murdered 20 years ago …” (more)

[Maeve Sheehan, Independent, 5 October]

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Universities’ anger over plan for medical school

Posted in Legal issues on July 1st, 2014 by steve

“A proposed law that would allow the privately-run Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to call itself a university has sparked controversy …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 July]

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Graduate cost up to €100k

Posted in Governance and administration on June 28th, 2014 by steve

“The total cost of a medical graduate is estimated to be in the region of €80,000 to €100,000, the Department of Education and Skills has said. Most undergraduate students pay a student contribution …” (more)

[Gary Culliton, Irish Medical Times, 27 June]

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University defends €230,000 salary for post

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2011 by steve

“The University of Limerick (UL) has pointed to Government pay scales for medical consultants as the reason the head of its graduate entry medical school (GEMS) is one of the best paid academics in the State …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 22 November]

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Huge salary ‘out of our hands’ says UL

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2011 by steve

“A university has blamed government pay scales for why the head of its medical school is one of the best paid academics in the country. The University of Limerick (UL) is recruiting a new head of the Graduate Entry Medical School …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 22 November]

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UL medical school chief to earn €240,000 per annum

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2011 by steve

“The new head of a medical school in the University of Limerick will earn about €40,000 more than the college president. The salary for the head of UL’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) could top €241,000 …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner, 22 November]

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Taxpayer funds brunt of €150,000 med school cost

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2010 by steve

“The cost of educating a doctor over six years in college was revealed last night as a massive €150,000 – with the taxpayer picking up most of the tab …” (more)

[Independent, 2 November]

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Journal Proposes Major Changes in How Doctors Are Trained

Posted in Teaching on January 28th, 2010 by steve

“One hundred years after the publication of a report that helped determine the direction of medical education in the United States and Canada, the journal Academic Medicine has released a special issue examining how doctors are being educated at a time when proposed changes in health-care delivery are once again in the national spotlight …” (more)

[Katherine Mangan, Chronicle of Higher Education, 27 January]

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