RCSI and Blackrock Clinic Celebrate Partnership in Clinical Education
20th Jun 2014
RCSI and Blackrock Clinic staff celebrated the long-standing relationship between the two institutions at a reception in Blackrock Clinic on Monday 16th June. The reception was held to unveil a plaque that names Blackrock Clinic a Teaching Hospital of RCSI.
Speaking at the event, Ms. Carmel Mangan, Director of Nursing welcomed staff from both RCSI and Blackrock Clinic and said that ‘Blackrock Clinic has enjoyed a close relationship with RCSI since its inception and more recently had formalised arrangements to enable the delivery of a structured teaching programme’. RCSI medical students attend Blackrock Clinic for clinical teaching in both Graduate Entry and Undergraduate Medicine Degree Programmes.
Professor Arnold Hill thanked Blackrock Clinic staff for their commitment to the delivery of a high-quality clinical teaching programme to the RCSI students. He paid tribute in particular to Dr. Tom Farrell who was key to creating and sustaining the link with the hospital. Professor Mark Laher, Consultant Physician was thanked for his longstanding support and engagement with RCSI. Ms. Moira Hennessy is central to the organisation of the clinical teaching programme at Blackrock Clinic and Dr. Saira Nasim, Consultant Oncologist is the Clinical Tutor for the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme.
Professor Hill remarked ‘feedback that we receive from our students is consistently positive about their experience at Blackrock Clinic’. He continued ‘I am delighted to be here today to signal our commitment to Blackrock Clinic and to build upon this great partnership that promotes excellence in clinical education that ultimately results in better-trained doctors to serve our patient’s needs’.
Blackrock Clinic is the leading and longest established private hospital and clinic in Ireland. Since it opened in the mid-1980s, the Clinic has consistently built an unparalleled reputation in high-tech surgical procedures, medical treatments and ground–breaking diagnostics. This reputation means that some of the best international and national consultants work at Blackrock Clinic.
RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.