Surgical training and the RCSI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – It is ironic that a debate on the crisis in Irish health care and specifically in paediatric surgery should have taken place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) (‘Ireland at “cliff edge” over paediatric surgeon shortages’, November 11th) and that the solution, according to an invited English colleague, is to pay surgeons more money to do their job …” (more)

[Damian McCormack, Irish Times, 20 November]

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Irish trainee surgeons nurse home thoughts from abroad

Posted in Life on December 11th, 2012 by steve

“Most trainee surgeons who leave Ireland to improve their skills will end up returning home, in spite of significant pay reductions here, according to the president of the Royal College of Surgeons …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 11 December]

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Impact of Irish research out-performs US

Posted in Research on January 24th, 2011 by steve

“Irish general surgical research continues to make a significant contribution to surgical literature on a global level, the results of a literature survey have shown. In terms of impact, according to the study, it even out-performs the United States, which is the highest international producer of published papers …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 24 January]


International stem-cell surgery surprise

Posted in Research on September 20th, 2009 by steve

Spain“Researchers at a conference in Sweden nearly fell off their chairs earlier this month when a Spanish scientist described stem cell-supported surgery that saw a woman’s cancerous trachea removed, operated on in another country, and then restored to her. Professor Paolo Macchiarini of the University of Barcelona described the surgery, which involved laboratories in the UK and Italy in addition to a clinic in Barcelona, at the Knowledge Triangle conference in Gothenburg …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 20 September]

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