Dr Andrew Cox is from the Seattle area in Washington state, USA. He graduated as a Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Computer Science and Biochemistry from Colby College in 2011. He worked in healthcare IT as a technical project manager and integration engineer at Epic Systems until early 2016, when he was accepted into RCSI’s Graduate Entry Medicine programme.
During his time in RCSI he did a two-week elective in anesthesia in Bellevue, Washington, and then four weeks of emergency medicine in Connolly Hospital, Dublin. One of his most memorable experiences was participating in emergency medicine competition SIMWARS. He also particularly enjoyed being a peer tutor for three years, primarily in clinical skills tutorials.
Andrew completed his internship in St Vincent's University Hospital, then went on to do a full year as standalone senior house officer (SHO) in its emergency department. He then moved on to the injury unit at St Columcille's Hospital for six months.
An opportunity arose to be a senior project manager on the electronic health record programme in the new Children's Hospital Ireland, so he is currently helping to manage the implementation of the first Epic system rollout in Ireland. As part of that contract he also works part time in Crumlin's Emergency Department.