Medical Student debate
Irish Medical Organisation

IMO Student Debate 2011

When? Friday 2nd December 2011 @ 7pm  
Where? College Hall, Royal College of Surgeons,
123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
What?  Participants will debate the motion:
"This House Believes Ireland Gets the Health System It Deserves"


Results of IMO DEBATE 2011:

The second IMO medical student debate in the College Hall at RCSI on Friday last (2nd Dec) proved an engaging and entertaining one. 

Speakers considered the political and economic landscapes as well as issues of equality, equity and fairness in patient care and health care provision. Indeed the six medical students were well prepared in their own 8 minute contributions and worked in complement with each other in their teams.

On the night, the Opposing Team were awarded winning place by an adjudicating panel made up of Paula Gilvarry (former IMO President), Ray Gordon (Gordon MRM) and Fergal Bowers of RTE. The winning team was made up by UCC’s Kevin O’Grady, Trinity College’s Cormac Mullins and Mary Randles, a graduate medical student at UL.

Overall winning speaker was Mary Randles from University of Limerick. She was presented with the IMO student debate medal by Dr Ronan Boland, IMO President. Ms Randles was commended for the passion in her delivery; she had abandoned her notes in favour of a strong rebuttal against the considered inaccuracies of the proposing team. She drew strongly on her practical experiences in her medical training.  

Proposing the Motion:    UCD, Queens University, RCSI
Opposing the Motion:      UL, Trinity College, UCC

See details of the Cork 'selectional' debate held in November. 

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