Congratulations to Mr. Gerard Flaherty, a medical student from Gloves Athenry on his recent completion of a sponsored parachute jump from 10,000 feet in aid of Voluntary Services Abroad!
Voluntary Services Abroad is a student run organisation which places senior medical students on summer electives in disadvantaged countries each year. Mr Flaherty has just completed a one year B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Anatomy for which he received first class honours. He was awarded a scholarship from the Health Research Board of Ireland to complete this course of study at NUI, Galway. He has already gained considerable university teaching experience as part of his B.Sc. degree.
The recipient of an entrance scholarship to NUI, Galway, Gerard has won numerous university academic prizes, including a gold medal in Pathology. He has carried out research in the Department of Radiology which he has presented at scientiﬁc meetings in the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin. He will spend this summer working in two hospitals in Minnesota, U.S.A. on a medical fellowship.
Next year he will enter his ﬁfth medical year. Gerard is a past pupil of Presentation College, Athenry.
Written by Anonymous
Published here 07 Mar 2023 and originally published Summer 1998
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