Institute of Technology, Tralee students and staff of the International Medical Commencement Programme (IMCP) gathered for annual awards evening on Friday 2nd May. The IMCP is an intensive two semester course of study for students from the Gulf countries and Nigeria who intend to progress to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to study medicine, pharmacy or physiotherapy.
The IMCP was developed six years ago and is jointly delivered in Tralee by the Institute of Technology Tralee, RCSI and Castel Education. Thanks to the experienced academic, management and administrative staff associated with it, the programme improves students’ working knowledge of English, Science, living in a Western culture and ability to succeed in third level education. This year’s students have now completed their course of study and are preparing for their examinations. During the year they also engaged in duties such as being class representative, providing peer support, and in extra-curricular activities such as guest speaker events, sports club and society membership, a soccer tournament, cultural day trips, international student day, international food evening, practical first aid course and others.
Commenting on the awards evening Dr Michael Hall, Registrar at IT, Tralee said, “The students face their final exams later in May and are looking forward to achieving the requirements to progress to their intended programme of study in RCSI in Dublin. This awards evening acknowledges the students’ dedication to their studies and fellow students and in particular those students who have exceeded expectations in terms of their contribution to wider student life in the Institute and their own personal development. I wish them every success in their bright futures”.