Distinguished Graduate Award

The Distinguished Graduate Award recognises members of the Association who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of healthcare through education research, humanitarian aid or patient care.

Awarded annually as part of the RCSI Alumni Gathering event in August, all nominations are carefully considered by the committee.

Distinguished Graduate 2019


We would like as many RCSI graduates as possible to be involved in the nomination process. If you know of a fellow graduate from the RCSI Schools of Medicine and Dentistry who is doing great work nationality or internationally, please nominate them for the 2020 Distinguished Graduate Award – contact us and we will put you in touch with the Association. 

Past recipients

  • 2019: Dr Kate Coleman
  • 2018: Dr Helen Towers
  • 2010 : Mr Peter McLean (posthumously)
  • 2009: Prof. Lord Ara Darzi
  • 2008: Prof. Eoin T. O’Brien
  • 2006: Mr Hy Browne
  • 2002: Dr J. Vincent Coyle
  • 1996: Prof. W.A.L. MacGowan
  • 1995: Dr Jack Preger
  • 1994: Mr Desmond Kneafsey
  • 1992: Dr Fergal Nally
  • 1991: Mr John McAuliffe Curtin
  • 1990: Dr Victoria Coffey
  • 1989: Dr Harry O’Flanagan
  • 1988: Dr Pat O’Callaghan