RCSI welcomes new Fellows, Members and Diplomates at virtual December conferring ceremony

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RCSI conferred 582 healthcare professionals with Postgraduate awards at a virtual conferring ceremony on Monday, 14 December.

This year, Mr John Tristan Cassidy won the Sir Walter Mercer Medal, which is awarded each year to the candidate who has obtained the highest marks in the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. The winner of this prize will also be invited to become the British Orthopaedic Association Young Ambassador.

Professor P. Ronan O’Connell, President of RCSI, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our candidates being conferred today. While we may not be able to hold the ceremony in person this year, this is an important milestone that recognises their dedication and commitment to professional development. Their achievements in the face of the difficulties of the current pandemic makes their success all the more worth celebrating.”

In Surgery, awards included Fellowships of RCSI in General Surgery; Neurosurgery; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Otolaryngology; Urology; Vascular Surgery; Ophthalmology; and Fellowships Ad Eundem. A Diploma of Otolaryngology and Memberships in ENT and Ophthalmology were also awarded.

Fellowships of the Faculty of Radiologists were awarded in Radiodiagnosis and Radiation Oncology.

In Dentistry, Fellowships were awarded in Paediatric Dentistry. Memberships of the Faculty of Dentistry and Diplomas of Primary Care Dentistry were also awarded.

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery awarded Fellowships by Examination, Fellowships by Election and Fellowships Ad Eundem.

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine awarded Fellowships, Fellowships by Election and Fellowships Ad Eundem. Memberships of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine were also conferred.