AMSI NATIONAL MEDICAL CASE CONFERENCE

Trinity College hosted the first All-Ireland National Case Conference on the 24th of Match, organised by the Association of Medical Students of Ireland. Students in their clinical years from NUIG, RCSI, TCD, UCC and UCD took part in the competition, presenting interesting cases taken while on clinical rotation to a panel of judges and the assembled student body. Each student had 7 minutes to present their case, which was followed by questions from the panel. The cases represented a wide range of specialties, including paediatrics, obstetrics/gynaecology and cardiology.

The judges agreed that each speaker performed extremely well and that the cases were of a very high standard. Shannon Jiang from UCC was first to present, taking us through an interesting obs/gynae case. Next up was RCSI’s Eoin Kelleher, presenting a case entitled “A shock to the heart – but what’s to blame?” Third to take to the stand was TCD’s Clare O’Connell, presenting a complex paediatrics case entitled “a diagnostic dilemma”. David Tansey from UCD and NUIG’s Alan Jacobson rounded off the evening by taking two different approaches to a presentation of amyloidosis.

Our esteemed judges on the night were Dr. Deirdre McEnroy-Mullins, Dr. Clodagh O’Dwyer, Professor Desmond O’Neill and Dr. Judy Orikiiriza. The panel took some time to deliberate before naming RCSI’s Eoin Kelleher the winner. The evening was a huge success, and we would like to thank all of our speakers, our judges and the school of Medicine for their assistance in organising this fantastic event.

AMSI, the Association of Medical Students in Ireland, we founded on the 9th of November of last year, when student representative from across the country came together for the Inaugural National Medical Student Summit. The organization will aim to: Increase collaboration between the medical schools, represent the views of medical student on a national level, promote medical student wellness, and create a forum where students can discuss a range of scientific and social topics. Two students from each university sit on the AMSI committee, with TCD being represented by 4th year student David Cooper and 2nd year student Nicola Walsh. AMSI’s next event is the medical society Inter-varsities, taking place on the 5th of April in UCD.

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Shannon Jiang, UCC

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Eoin Kelleher, RCSI
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Professor Desmond O’Neill presents the winner’s trophy to RCSI’s Eoin Kelleher
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RCSI’s Eoin Kelleher with AMSI chairperson Pishoy Gouda
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NUIG’s Alan Jacobson Image
Clare O’Connell, TCDImageDavid Tansey, UCD

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From left to right: Dr. Deirdre McEnroy-Mullins, Dr. Judy Orikiiriza, Dr. Clodagh O’Dwyer, Professor Desmond O’Neil, Eoin Kelleher (winner, RCSI), David Tansey (UCD), Clare O’Connell (TCD), Alan Jacobson (NUIG), Shannon Jiang (UCC), Pishoy Gouda (chairperson, AMSI), David Cooper (Education Officer, (AMSI).

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