Fifteen aspiring medics from Lower Sixth visited the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland this week. In some very hands-on simulations, the group interacted with state-of-the-art animatronic manikins which, controlled by the trainers, responded to the students’ actions and conversed.
The Epsom pupils delivered two of Lucina’s babies (her 600th birth this year) and stabilised an antagonist road traffic victim called SimMan. Students were also taught how to insert a cannula, naso-gastric tube and draw bloods.
Away from the College, they went on a walking tour of the city and – in true Dubliner style – vocally supported a folk singer over dinner.