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Director’s welcome
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RCSIsmj ECG Challenge 2010
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RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2010
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RCSI on the outside
Commissioning the King Hamad General Hospital
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RCSI people
Mixing sport and medicine – interview with Felipe Contepomi
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An interesting life – interview with Mr Harold Browne
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Career opportunities
Oral and maxillofacial surgery in Ireland
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The United Kingdom Foundation Programme
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RCSIsmj Ethics Prize
2009 Challenge winner
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Original articles
An audit of primary care referrals to the Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency Department of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
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Prescribing patterns and administration of intravenous paracetamol: a clinical audit
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Assessment of the mental health of Irish adolescents in the community
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Case reports
A case of elevated troponins
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Signal change following posterior fossa tumour resection: evidence of hydrocephalus
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Topic reviews
Cardiology review: Sudden cardiac death in the young: causes and prevention
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Paediatrics review: Making Europe a better place for our children
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Review articles
Anatomy of a pandemic: influenza A (H1N1) 2009
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Understanding metastasis: current paradigms and therapeutic challenges in breast cancer progression
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Staff reviews
Changing patient needs: issues and ethics of maternal requested caesarean delivery
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Editors’ pick: Medical imaging in the 21st century: the promise and the challenges
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‘Wii-habilitation’ and robotic exoskeletons: technology in physiotherapy
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Staff feature
The provision of healthcare in a changing Ireland
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Liberian HEARTT: post-conflict emergency medicine
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Reaching out to rural communities
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Staff picks
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Molecular interactions of Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis
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Upjohn Medal in Molecular Medicine 2009: Sheryl Ramdass
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Kane Medal: Amrita Roy
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Norman Rae Dissertation Medal: Tristan Tham
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Staff for the 2009-2010 Issue

Director: Kristl Vidya Dorschner
Vice-Director: James Young
Chief Editor: Erik Vakil
Senior Editor: Rowena Almeida
Faculty Editor: Professor Tom Fahey
Junior Editor: Amrita Roy

Staff writers
Aideen Henry
Hugh McGregor
Aoife Morris
Lucky Sekhon

Peer Review Director
Atish Chopra

Peer reviewers
Wei Lyn Chung (PMC)
Julian Davis
Ashley Freeman
Arvin Kapoor
Emily Kuhlman
Paul O’Mahoney
Mohammed Sarhan
Amber Waits
Dustin Williams

Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Eva Forman

Public relations
Gurleen Bhatia (MUB)
Mark Kiak Min Tan (PMC)

Poster design
Buthaina Bin Turkeya

Special thanks
Mr Fintan Foy
Dean Cathal Kelly
Professor Gerry McElvaney

Faculty advisors
Professor Marie Cassidy
Professor Tom Fahey
Dr Joe Galvin
Professor Gerry McElvaney
Professor Alf Nicholson
Professor David Smith
Dr Muirne Spooner

The RCSI Alumni Office and Louise Sherwin

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