This event will delve into the medical training challenges in the Irish Health Service. Expert speakers will share their thoughts and debate on the challenges and opportunities in medicine, looking at generalism versus specialism; a topic that has been at the heart of training issues and one which has come into greater focus in a COVID-19 era. The challenges for NCHDs in accessing training will also be discussed.
Chaired by Professor Anthony O'Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine, RCPI
"Generalism in Ireland: Is it an out-dated concept?" delivered by Prof Anthony O'Connor and Dr Laura Durcan
"Service and Training: Non-training scheme doctors in Ireland" delivered by Prof Frank Murray
"The challenges for medical training in a model 3 hospital in Ireland" delivered by Prof Cathy McHugh
"Lessons from the International Medical Graduate Training Initiative: Professional and Cultural Assimilation" delivered by Dr Connor Woods
"Working in Ireland as a non-training scheme doctor: A personal perspective" delivered by Dr Hassan Muzzamil
This event is a benefit of your Membership and Fellowship and is FREE for RCPI Trainees, Licentiates, Members and Fellows, and healthcare professionals.
Prof Anthony O'Connor, Clinical Associate Professor in Gastroenterology at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital
Dr Laura Durcan,
Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at Beaumont Hospital and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
Prof Frank Murray MD, Director, National Doctors Training and Planning at the HSE and past RCPI President
Prof Cathy McHugh, Consultant Endocrinologist, Clinical lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Lead Physician in the Specialist Eating Disorder Unit at Sligo University Hospital
Dr Conor Woods, Consultant, Naas General Hospital
Dr Hassan Muzzamil, Locum, Consultant Physician, Mullingar Regional Hospital
First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.
On the day of the event, the steps are:
Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 2pm on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.
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There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.