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SIMMED School for Transition Years
NUI Galway  

Availability: Four Day Programme. Applications closed for 2018. Check back for 2019 updates.  -
County: Galway
Offer Preferences  Four Days

School Programme 

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That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.

NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 170 years. According to data from QS World University Rankings, the University is now among the Top 1% in the world, and we are globally recognised for our inspiring minds and international outlook.


Placement Details 

NUI Galway’s SIMMED School takes place annually in the university’s School of Medicine and in the Nurses’ Home in Galway University Hospital.  Going into its fifth year, SIMMED School is an innovative and unique programme for Transition Year students who are interested in exploring medicine as a career.

Students are immersed in the world of medicine over a four day programme, giving them a flavour of what life will be like as a doctor in a major teaching hospital.   A hot lunch is provided for students on each day.   Throughout the programme, students are part of a simulated medical team and get to carry out medical and surgical skills in the Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation (ICAPSS) in Galway University Hospital.  They hear the experiences of current students starting their journey in the School of Medicine and those of fully qualified doctors.  They also meet different professionals employed in a wide range of roles throughout the hospital, learn about common medical problems and discovered interesting facts about plastic surgery, orthopaedics, HIV, oncology, diabetes, asthma and many more topics. 



The focus of SIMMED School is to give students a genuine insight into hospital medicine and teaching them to develop psychomotor skills.  Students are also challenged to work as a team to solve medical and surgical clinical cases.  At NUI Galway, the School of Medicine recognises the importance of a good introduction to the medical world for TY students who might otherwise not have access to accurate information to help them to make career choices.  




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