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While dealing with pressures of a medical student’s life, our students organise a range of activities aimed at giving back to the community and participate in Trinity’s various clubs and societies.

Annual Med Day

Over 500 medical and nursing students from Trinity College take to the streets of Dublin in November to raise money for TCD Med Day, a citywide event which aims to raise money and public awareness for facilities in Dublin hospitals.

Med Day Outreach Project

Medical Overseas Voluntary ElectivesThe Trinity Access Programmes (TAP), in conjunction with the students of the fifth year TCD Med Day Committee hosted "Med Day Outreach Project", a series of day-long clinical workshops for pupils studying in 20 of TAP's link secondary schools. The Outreach Programme allows students studying in schools with low progression rates to third level, and in particular to university, the opportunity to spend a full day in Trinity College, giving them an insight into the physical, cultural and academic aspects of college life. In 2007, 125 secondary students, 15 secondary school teachers and 30 medicine undergraduate volunteers participated in the Med Day Outreach Project.

Robbie Woods, Annual fund 2007-2008 Students Award "The School of Medicine is of particular importance to me as many of my family have been through it spanning over 100 years (including my grandfather and great-grandfather, both with the same name as mine!). Trinity provides a unique environment for studying medicine as it allows one not only to enhance passion for the course but also to immerse fully into the benefits of university life through the broad spectrum of sports clubs and societies that create a wonderful campus atmosphere."

Photo: Robbie Woods, finalist of Trinity Annual Fund 2007-2008 Student Awards, Class of 2010, with Provost John Hegarty.


Medical Overseas Voluntary ElectivesMOVE (Medical Overseas Voluntary Electives) is a charity run by 4th year medical students in Trinity College Dublin under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences and Senior Clinical Staff in St. James's and AMNCH hospitals. The members of MOVE raise money through street collections, bag packing, raffles, entertainment nights such as concerts, corporate donations and donations from the medical alumni. In the summer after 4th year, the MOVE members travel to hospitals in the developing world. The money raised is divided among the members and used to buy equipment, supplies or medications for these hospitals. MOVE members spend a month in these hospitals learning medicine and also helping to care for patients.

Trinity Student Medical Journal

Trinity Student Medical JournalTrinity Student Medical Journal (TSMJ) is a peer reviewed medical journal aimed at undergraduate health and natural sciences students. The aim of the journal is to encourage students to undertake and publish their research, as well as voicing their opinions and ideas. TSMJ publishes articles which reflect areas of medicine that students find interesting and pertinent to their development as doctors.

Dr. Robbie Woods's Grandfather Dr. Robbie Woods Dr. Robert Henry Woods (right), a Trinity graduate, Robbie Woods’s (see above) great grandfather, was knighted for his contribution to medicine. He was president of the College of Surgeons around the 200th anniversary of TCD medical school. He was also elected as an MP for TCD. He set up the Trinity College Endowment Fund, which subsequently became the Trinity Trust.

Dr. Robert Rowan Woods (far right), a Trinity graduate, Robbie Woods’s grandfather, was secretary of the Trinity Trust.

Last updated 21 September 2016 by Tercentenary (Email).