Happy Holidays to All Our Members and Trainees
IITOS National Orthopaedic Literary Award (NOLA)
Now in it's 4th year, the winner is Miss Grace Buckley 4th Med/SC1 student in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School with her short story entitled, 'Matty'.
Roddy Doyle's notes on Grace's short story:
"A startling and brilliantly realistic story. I thought at first that the story, and Matty, were going to be smothered by medical terminology. But, actually, the terminology is a vital part of the story, as Matty emerges from it - so to speak - and starts to talk.
This is a very clever, powerful, story-telling.
Read Grace's story here.
Professor John O'Byrne presenting the winner's cheque to Miss Grace Buckley
Festive Core with mini mince pies. Yum!
Crumlin Core Curriculum
Breakout session with
Mr David Moore
Here is an unusual congenital hand from London.
Bonus points if you can identity the syndrome!
Email your answer
Do you have an interesting case for discussion?
We would like to hear from you.
Upcoming Key Dates for Your Diary
11th January - Irish Shoulder and Elbow
Society Annual Meeting
25th January - Mock Vivas / Trainee Reviews
31st January - Exeter Hip Symposium
14th February - Charter Day, RCSI
Congratulations to Tristan Cassidy who was awarded the 2019 Sir Walter Mercer Medal by the Intercollegiate Board in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery for his outstanding performance at the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery held in November this year in Wigan.
Well done Tristan!