Floating doctors

RCSI Alumni providing healthcare to the world's most isolated communities

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From earthquake-struck Haiti to the jungles of Panama, Dr Benjamin La Brot (RCSI, Medicine, Class of 2006) and Dr Ryan McCormick (Medicine, Class of 2014) captain ‘Floating Doctors', a fleet of year-round voluntary crew boats which travel by sea to provide free acute primary care, teach preventative healthcare education and deliver critical medical supplies.

"It might be a remote village cut off from any other type of aid. There doesn't have to be a dock or a port, there just has to be a coast and wherever that coast is, we'll get there."

This incredible service has saved countless lives since its fist mission to Port Au Prince, Haiti in 2010.

In 2018, La Brot and McCormick returned to their alma mater to share their experience and how RCSI shaped their approach to medicine.

Watch highlights from the event with La Brot, McCormick and TV presenter Colette Fitzpatrick

RCSI is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.