Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD).
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) was established at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh in 1991. Offering a Higher Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, the Department supervises the education of some 650 Intermediate Cycle 3 (IC3) Undergraduate and Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) students from the RCSI and Undergraduate students from University College Dublin (UCD) each year. Intensive didactic lecture programmes and clinical attachments ensure students receive class-based learning and practical experience in the wards, theatre, radiology, anaesthesiology, physiotherapy, and at the bedside.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) programme for Undergraduate Students
In 2005 Professor John O’Bryne, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed as Abraham Colles Professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Prof. O’Bryne is responsible for the introduction of a comprehensive musculoskeletal module to the Undergraduate Programme, which contributes to the overall Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) result.
Modern Approach to Teaching
The Hospital employs the most up-to-date teaching techniques, regularly reviewing and enhancing course content and delivery. Recent research undertaken by Dr Martin Kelly at the Hospital highlighted the efficacy of using actors as patients to improve teaching at the bedside, which reflected positively in student OSCE exam results. Dr Kelly’s thesis for his Master of Surgery on education in medical schools was published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and has elicited interest from medical academic institutions around the world.
We regularly facilitate work placements, accepting students from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and the University of Limerick (UL), University College Dublin (UCD), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI).
Overseas Visiting Students
Overseas students come to the Hospital to internationalise their medical training, improve their professional network and experience the Irish culture. We welcome students from international universities that include the University of Rouen, France; University of Montreal, Canada; University of Cagliari, Sardinia; Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Munich, Germany; and the University of Stellenbosch South Africa. Students at the Hospital receive excellent training and support from the Hospital staff and have been known to form friendships that perpetuate despite long-distance divides.
Transition Year Programme
We run inspirational Transition Year Programmes for young students considering a career in medicine.
Having earned a global reputation for excellence in medicine, members of our Consultant body regularly receive invitations to speak at national and international conferences and events. Guest-speaking invitations are facilitated where possible. For enquiries regarding a speaking engagement, please contact Ms Ursula Gormally, Academic Co-ordinator.
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