First female president of Royal College of Physicians is set to take office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI) Prof Mary Horgan has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 16 Ocotber]

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New RCPI president to start role

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The first woman to be appointed President of the RCPI in the College’s 353-year history will officially take up her new role next month during the College’s annual St Luke’s Symposium. Prof Mary Horgan, Dean of Medicine at UCC and specialist in infectious diseases and internal medicine at Cork University Hospital, will take over from Prof Frank Murray to become the College’s 142nd President …” (more)

[June Shannon, Irish Medical Times, 13 September]

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UCC Dean of Medicine Prof Mary Horgan is first woman named president elect of the Royal College of Physicians

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCC’s Dean of Medicine Professor Mary Horgan has been elected as the first female president elect of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Prof Horgan will become the 142nd President of RCPI in October 2017 and will serve a three-year term …” (more)

[, 13 December]

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Why do Irish institutions still call themselves ‘royal’?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“It is puzzling that despite Irish independence since 1922, several of our major academies and institutions have maintained royal status. Why do some Irish cling to the old colonial order? Among those that retain obsolete royal identities are the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), Royal Dublin Society (RDS), and the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) …” (more)

[Marion McEnroy-Higgins, Irish Times, 26 September]

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Colleges warned over support for foreign regimes

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In the wake of continuing threats of terrorist activity across the globe, two Irish training bodies are set to be advised by doctors to be aware of the potential of unconsciously legitimising regimes with links to terrorism, IMT reports …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 31 March]

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Trinity Conferred with Landmark Athena Swan Awards

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin’s champions for seeking equality for women in higher education and research in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) disciplines today received landmark Athena Swan awards at a special ceremony held at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland …” (more)

[Trinity College, 10 December]

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What is the impact of publicly funded science research?

Posted in Research on October 16th, 2015 by steve

“Well, we don’Irelandt know … BUT we are going to try to shed some light on it. A debate, a colloquium, a discussion. A group of local and international analysts, funders and policymakers will discuss this on 13 November 2015, RCPI Dublin …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 16 October]

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RCPI first in Ireland to partner with Tata on MOOCs project

Posted in Teaching on March 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian multinational Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with the aim of creating a large worldwide digital community of physicians …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 23 March]

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College President outlines ambitious plans

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Newly appointed RCPI President Prof Frank Murray plans to establish a Health Policy Institute during his three-year tenure to research and develop policies that can improve public health …” (more)

[Frank Murray, Irish Medical Times, 5 November]

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Review of physicians’ training goes back to basics

Posted in Teaching on August 5th, 2014 by steve

“How would you improve the specialist training programme that produces many of our medical consultants? When the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) commissioned leading Canadian physician Prof Kevin Imrie to answer this question, he went back to basics …” (more)

[Alison Healy, Irish Times, 5 August]

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Review calls for greater focus on doctors’ skills rather than on exam performance

Posted in Research on July 31st, 2014 by steve

“A review of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s specialist training programmes has recommended a greater focus on practical skills and on a specialist’s ability to communicate with patients rather than on the accumulation of knowledge for exam purposes …” (more)

[Alison Healy, Irish Times, 31 July]

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Colleges told to ban smoking on whole campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2014 by steve

“Universities and colleges should extend the indoor smoking ban to their entire grounds, an expert group has urged …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 March]

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Interview – Professor Eoin O’Brien, UCD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 1st, 2012 by steve

“I’m joined here in the studio by UCD Professor Eoin O’Brien, who has been campaigning on behalf of these doctors facing these jail terms in Bahrain, not least because 3 of them trained here in Ireland …” (video)

[RTÉ Six One News, 1 October]

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‘Brain drain’ is a poser for College

Posted in Life on November 22nd, 2011 by steve

“The RCPI is set to host a workshop on ‘Retention of Medical Talent in Ireland’ next month, which will focus on the short-, medium- and long-term actions that can be taken to encourage doctors to stay in this country …” (more)

[Gary Culliton, Irish Medical Times, 22 November]

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The historical links between Trinity and RCPI

Posted in Life on May 11th, 2011 by steve

“As Trinity College Dublin are currently celebrating the 300th anniversary of their medical school it seems a good time to look at the historical links between Trinity and the College of Physicians. The two institutions have been linked since the foundation in 1654 of the Fraternity of Physicians of Trinity Hall by John Stearne, a Trinity Professor …” (more)

[RCPI Heritage Centre Blog, 11 May]

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