Education and Training

Education and Training

Here at Dunmore Medical Practice, we feel it is important to be involved in medical education and training.

We regularly have medical students on placement from NUI Galway as part of their undergraduate module in General Practice. These students will often sit in consultation (with patient’s consent) to observe the GP or nurse and learn the skills as well as the knowledge required for life as a doctor. 

In addition, Dr. Catherine Sweeney is a Trainer with the Western Training Scheme in General Practice and so we usually have a GP Registrar working with us in the final stages of their training. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors with at least three years of hospital experience in a variety of specialties. They often have supplementary qualifications in child health, obstetrics and gynaecology, and care of the elderly. They work in the practice in the final stages of their training with the support and guidance of Dr. Sweeney.

We feel our link with both undergraduate and postgraduate training is an integral part of our practice in that while we are facilitating the next generation of doctors and GPs, in return we learn from them as they keep us up to date on the latest developments in medical knowledge and education, which can only be of benefit to our patients.