The first graduate of the University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School has been conferred with a Master of Surgery Degree. Dr Francis O'Neill from Garryspillane, Co Limerick was conferred with his research masters degree as part of the January Conferring Ceremonies currently underway at the University of Limerick.
Dr O'Neill, completed who is a qualified doctor, undertook research in the area of orthopaedic surgery under the supervision of Mr Finbarr Condon, Consultant Surgeon at Mid-Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Croom and Dr Michael Walsh, MSSI and has had a number of research papers accepted by leading medical peer reviewed journals,
Dr O'Neill is hoping to go on to further training with the Higher Surgical Training Scheme with a view to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
The first cohort of undergraduate medical students of UL's Graduate Entry Medical School will graduate in August 2011. This week 1632 graduates will receive awards from the University of Limerick in a range of disciplines including, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business Education & Health Sciences, Engineering & Science. Some 47 PhDs will also be awarded as part of UL's commitment to Fourth Level education in Ireland.