University of Galway open for TY Taste of Healthcare

Transition year students will get a hands-on taste of how healthcare professionals are trained at University of Galway’s Taste of Healthcare Programme on Saturday, April 6th. Credit – Martina Regan.
Mar 25 2024 Posted: 12:26 GMT

University of Galway is to open its doors to Transition Year students with a unique, first-hand experience how healthcare professionals are trained at its state-of-the-art Simulation Facility.

The University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is putting on the special Taste of Healthcare Programme on Saturday, April 6th for students interested in a career in healthcare.

Students will be given access to an immersive, interactive programme, giving them insight and experience into the world of inter-professional healthcare team and how they work together using the most advanced education and training techniques to ensure students are exceptionally well prepared for clinical practice when they graduate.

Specially simulated medical procedures and scenarios will be demonstrated, such as endoscopy, childbirth and medical emergencies, giving students a glimpse into the diverse opportunities available at University of Galway and a real sense of the healthcare student experience.

Professor Martin O’Donnell, Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at University of Galway said: "We are thrilled to offer this immersive experience to transition year students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. This programme provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain hands-on experience and insight into the rewarding field of healthcare, while also experiencing the dynamic collaboration of multi-disciplinary teams, mirroring real-life healthcare environments."

The event will showcase a wide range of skill sets across multiple disciplines including Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, and Speech and Language Therapy.

Prospective students interested in participating in the Taste of Healthcare Programme can find more information and register at


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