News

24/11/2017-Col Ben Bannerjee RAMC, lecture in Trinity College Dublin, 7-8pm

Not doing much this friday night? Can we suggest attending the Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street from 7-8pm where Col Ben Bannerjee, vascular surgeon, will be delivering a lecture 'Passchendale To Present:100 Years of Military Trauma Care'. For more details see our 'Upcoming Events' section.

30/08/2017-Direct Entry Medical Officer recruitment to the PDF resumes

The ISMM is glad to learn that the Defence Forces are once more on the lookout for Direct Entry Medical Officers. If you are an Irish medical graduate with 3 years postgraduate experience and an interest in taking a different but rewarding career path then this may be the job for you. Read more about the job Here... with the terms and conditions Here...

10/07/2017-Commissioning Ceremony for first inductees on Military Medicine scheme

The Military Medicine training scheme officially commenced today with the swearing in of two future Medical Officers. Here at the ISMM , we want to wish both doctors Hoban and McNamee every success in their future careers. See some photos of the day Here...

07/07/2017-'Arduous Serpent' proves just a bit more arduous this year!

The annual exercise 'Arduous Serpent', to which the Defence Forces are invited to field a team, took place again last weekend in the UK. This year, facing stiff competition from local as well as Norwegian and Canadian teams, our lads came fifth out of a total of 22 teams. Very well done to all!

01/07/2017-Interview with Col Adrian Ó Murchú

The ISMM got something of a scoop as we caught the soon-to-be-former OC CMU as he prepares to move on to fresh challenges. Read his interview, with more about his tenure and experiences in the CMU Here...

02/03/2017-Dr Michael Walsh (Colonel Retired)

It is with great sadness that the ISMM has learned of the death today of Dr Michael Walsh, retired Colonel and previous Director of the Medical Corps in the 1990s. A long-serving Medical Officer who first served overseas in the Congo, he was until recently to be found working as a GP in St.Bricin's Hospital.He will be greatly missed by all here in the society who knew and worked alongside him.

24/01/2017-Dr PJ Fox, UCD Class of 1935,(1910-?)

The ISMM recently received a request for assistance from London's Imperial War Museum in tracing any biographical details on Dr PJ Fox, a UCD medical graduate, for a forthcoming exhibition. Dr Fox was a Major in the Britsh Army's RAMC in 1945 when he had the misfortune to be among the first medical staff to reach the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp following it's liberation. Remarkably, an interview which Dr Fox gave to camera shortly after the liberation of the camp is readily accessible Here... He is to be seen at the 4.40min mark. The ISMM are anxious to ensure that this irishman receives due recognition for his work during some of Europe's darkest hours and request that anyone with any knowledge of Dr Fox or his next of kin contact us at our email address info@ismm.ie

16/12/2016-***Military Medicine training programme open to applications for July 2017***

Staff here at the ISMM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Medical Branch, the CMU , FMMI and all involved in this project for their time and effort in putting in place a world class postgraduate training scheme. Military Medicine is aligned with the Trinity College Dublin / HSE Training Scheme in General Practice. Read more about this advancement for the Defence Forces Medical Corps in greater depth Here...

19/10/2016-New postgraduate military medicine training programme is being 'planned for 2017'

Read Catherine Reilly's article in the Medical Independent Here...

7/10/2016-Interview with Dr Alan Woolhead, President ISMM

We spoke to Dr Alan Woolhead, Anaesthetist and retired Medical Officer about life, the ISMM and his service in the Medical Corps. Read more Here...

28/10/2015- Minister Varadkar approves recognition of Military Medicine as Specialty of the Medical Council

Military Medicine has just been recognised as a distinct specialty. View the press release Here...

13/10/2014- November Symposium Scientific Poster Presentation Competition: Call for Abstracts

A reminder to submit your abstract before the deadline for submission of 1/11/14. Email symposium@ismm.ie for details and abstract submission forms.

12/10/2014-Reserve Defence Forces Now Recruiting

The Reserve Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Recruits in the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve. Learn more about being an RDF Medical Officer Here... and find the application form Here...

31/07/2014-Interview with a Medical Officer

We spoke to Captain Martin Neary, Medical Officer with the 43rd Infantry Group about life in the Medical Corps and his recent deployment to the Golan Heights in Syria. Read more Here...

06/07/2014-A medical student's elective with the Defence Forces

We asked a medical student from UCC who recently completed an elective in Military Medicine with the Defence Forces at St.Bricin's Military Hospital to tell us about his experiences. You can read about his elective Here...

01/07/2014-The Faculty of Military Medicine

The Faculty of Military Medicine was formally inaugurated on June 19th 2014 in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Read more about Military Medicine and the Army Medical Corps Here...

15/06/2014- 'Arduous Serpent'- The Irish Defence Forces Medical Corps on exercise abroad

No summer holidays for some of the members of the Army Medical Corps. Instead they have been hard at work in the UK on exercise 'Arduous Serpent'. All very different from hospital ward rounds... Curious? Read more Here...

12/04/2014-St Bricin's Hospital in turbulent times, November 1920 - Photo

We present a rarely seen photograph of St.Bricin's Hospital (formerly King George V Hospital) in November 1920, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, from the archives Here...

10/04/2014-RDF Recruitment Campaign for Medical Officers NOW CLOSED

The ISMM would like to wish all those who applied to join the RDF the best of luck in their upcoming fitness and medical assessments. Watch this space - We will keep you posted for news of any future recruitment competitions.

7/04/2014-'Tactical Emergency Medical Response' Upcoming Symposium, Killarney

An RDF MO will be among the speakers at this Symposium on Tuesday 13/05/14. Find out more Here...

23/03/2014-Medical Student Electives with the Army Medical Corps

Are you a medical student looking for a clinical elective that is a little less ordinary? You might be surprised to learn that you can apply to the Irish Defence Forces for an elective with the Army Medical Corps. Find out how Here...

10/03/2014-RDF Recruitment Campaign Opens

The Reserve Defence Forces are now accepting applications for recruits. The closing date for applications is wednesday 9th April 2014. Interested Doctors, Advanced Paramedics, Paramedics and EMTs can apply Here...

25/02/2014-The Badge of the Army Medical Corps

Have you ever been curious about the heraldry of the Army Medical Corps? Read the meaning behind it all Here...

20/02/2014-Scientific Poster Presentation Competition

The opening date for receipt of applications for the ISMM Military Medicine Poster Presentation Competition ,which will be held as part of this years Annual Symposium, will be August 1st 2014.