Did you know an average of one in five people will die of lung disease in Ireland? We have the highest incidence of asthma in the world; lung cancer claims more lives here than any other cancer and among the highest rates of Cystic Fibrosis and COPD in the world. So why are these stats so high?

This will be the focus at the next RCSI MyHealth free public health lecture, “Why Does Lung Disease...
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Rehearsals are underway for tonight's RCSI Annual International Night in the iconic Olympia Theatre. Follow us on Snapchat ("RCSIsnaps" or screnshot our code in the comments below) to follow rehearsals and tonight's event.

3rd year Pharmacy student Danya El Ghazel is taking over snaps for the day

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New research from RCSI’s Department of General Practice and the Health Research Board Centre for Primary Care Research has shown that the inappropriate prescribing of medications from healthcare professionals is linked to the increased hospitalisation of older people in Ireland

Researchers call for better quality prescribing of medicine in primary care

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Coming this Autumn...

This is where our future healthcare leaders will learn

Real progress made #26YorkStreet
Planting 200 trees sounds like really tough work....

Not for 12 of our students, who volunteered their time recently to plant 200 new native trees in the College's grounds in Dardistown, as part of the RCSI Green Campus Initiative.

Pics and full story at [ Bit.ly Link ]

Well done all
Happy St Patrick's Day to all of our students, Alumni, Fellows, Members, staff and Facebook friends regardless of where in the world you are ☘
The moment RCSI goes green to celebrate St Patrick's weekend, joining other Irish and World landmarks for #GlobalGreening ❇☘
Ireland take on Wales tomorrow night in the penultimate round of the 6 Nations. In their last game Ireland defeated France and on the very same day RCSI RFC - Surgeons celebrated their own victory over French opposition, dominating Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (UPMC) 36-7 in the annual challenge match.

This annual game corresponds with the Ireland v France 6 Nations fixture every year...
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As it's #InternationalWomensDay, lets have a look at two women (Mary Emily Dowson and Moira Elizabeth Connolly, daughter of the 1916 Easter Rising signatory James Connolly) whose links to RCSI are very different but both equally significant.

Read on in the RCSI Library Heritage Collections Blog:
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay to every woman across the world.

RCSI has played a pioneering role in advancing gender equality throughout the years.

In 1893 the first RCSI female fellow, Emily Dickson was appointed and in 1885 Agnes Shannon was the first female medical student registered in a British or Irish Medical School. In 2010, RCSI elected the first female Dean of a Medical School in...
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Amazing RCSI #breastcancer Twitter connections image is lead image of 2017 Wellcome Image Awards #2017WIA & Wellcome Trust image of the week
The image is a visulisation of 92,915 tweets containing #breastcancer collected over an eight-week period. Congratulations to RCSI's Eric Clarke, Prof Richard Arnett and Jane Burns who created the image.
This week, 25 transition year students took part in RCSI's School of Physiotherapy "Transition To Health" programme where they learned about the role of exercise, physical and mental health in achieving and maintaining your well-being

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Mental health advocate, Irish musician, television presenter and former professional rugby player, Niall Breslin has been made an Honorary Fellow of the RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery last night at a ceremony that opened the 36th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, in recognition of his contribution to mental health advocacy.

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There are just a few places left for RCSI’s Postgraduate Open Day this Friday 3rd March - Only 2 days to go!

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Come to talk to us about your future and what postgraduate opportunities await you, with select insights and presentations from our Healthcare professionals and researchers.

Frank Moriarty is doing a PhD in Pharmacy at RCSI. Watch this video to find out how his...
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Last week, more than 120 Transition Year students from the South-East counties of Ireland completed the four-day Waterford RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Transition Year MiniMed programme. This interactive programme gives Transition Year students the opportunity to step out of their usual classroom setting and experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor.

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There’s just 4 days until RCSI’s Postgraduate Open Day

Join us on Friday 3rd March to explore a world of ideas, approaches and unparalleled postgraduate opportunities in research and career development with RCSI.

Christina Payne is doing a PhD in the areas of Pharmaceutics and Tissue Engineering at RCSI. How has studying at RCSI helped Christina’s career? Watch this video to find out

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Teaming up to tackle cancer

RCSI and Almac Discovery are collaborating to gain a new understanding of how to target tumour cells that are resistant to cancer therapies and cause cancer to spread to other parts of the body. The project will explore the potential of a drug, based on initial research by RCSI's Professor Tracy Robson and developed by Almac. This research has the potential to...
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Great video featuring RCSI Medicine student, Ahmed Alsaffar, who speaks on his love for Gaelic football.

Well done to Ahmed and all of the lads of the RCSI GAA team who done us proud as usual
RCSI has launched its Green Campus Initiative which brings students and staff together to work towards creating smarter sustainable campus communities.

First year Medical Student Ahmed Zainy and RCSI Staff Bryan Shields and Dr Darren Griffith presented at the recent The Green Campus Initiative Network Meeting on how RCSI has set up the initiative on campus and in particular how students are...
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Looking for the next step in your healthcare or research career?

Learn about the exceptional selection of postgraduate opportunities at RCSI, from masters to PhD level, by registering for our Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 3rd March. Our taught and research driven programmes are grounded in innovation with a hands-on focus.

Register now and find out more by visiting