Students get a taste for life as healthcare professionals at RCSI Open Day

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More than 2,000 students from second-level schools learned about life as a health sciences student at a virtual undergraduate Open Day hosted by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The day featured talks with students and faculty with interactive sessions exploring RCSI's undergraduate programmes in medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and advanced therapeutic technologies, as well as the university's world-class academic, sporting and social facilities.

RCSI alumni shared their career development experiences, transitioning from undergraduate students to healthcare professionals working on the frontline of the national and international response to COVID-19.

Speaking on the day, Professor Hannah McGee, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at RCSI, said: "Our annual undergraduate Open Day is a great opportunity for prospective students to get a sense of life, both academic and social, at RCSI. This year, we are delighted to invite students to learn more about our new undergraduate programme in Advanced Therapeutic Technologies, an innovative four-year programme designed to develop science innovators equipped to tackle the most pressing healthcare-related scientific challenges of our time."

"Students are commencing their studies at a time of great challenge and change, and also one of great opportunity. Although we can’t be together on campus, we hope that the virtual Open Day gives students a sense of the facilities on campus and an insight into the quality of the innovative patient-centred education we provide at RCSI," Professor McGee concluded.

Students had the opportunity to chance to see exclusive campus tours, participate in live Q&A sessions and meet the RCSI Student Ambassador Team.

For further information on the medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and advanced therapeutic technology programmes at RCSI visit the Undergraduate section of the website.