Open day has our future medics in stitches (and plaster casts)
More than 350 students from second-level schools across the country got a taste of life as a medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Open Day.
The event gave students an opportunity to find out what it is like to work as a healthcare professional through interactive workshops in the areas of medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.
These workshops included experiencing a 3D operation using virtual reality, witnessing a pregnancy scan, and hands-on practise in physiotherapy.
Other students got their arms placed in casts.
The event, which took place at the college on St Stephen's Green in Dublin, also gave pupils the chance to take a preview tour of the new state-of-the-art facilities opening at RCSI's campus later this year.