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RCSI Medical Students Hold Health Screening Day

03 June 2009

Students from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)  recently  held its second Health Screening Day in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and Boots Pharmacy in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Seventeen volunteers representing the Premedical to Fourth Medical classes took blood pressure and blood glucose readings, as well as provided literature on lifestyle advice to the general public. Over three hundred people came to have their blood pressures and blood glucose measured throughout the four-hour event.


RCSI students from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), which  recently  held its second Health Screening Day in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and Boots Pharmacy in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.

The coordinators of the event were Lisa Torres and Katty Lofti. The event was made possible in part by a Local Project Grant awarded to the AMSA Chapter at RCSI by AMSA National. In addition, local pharmaceutical companies donated supplies necessary for the day.


Pictured are some of the RCSI students at the Health Screening Day. They took blood pressure and blood glucose readings, as well as provided literature on lifestyle advice to the general public.

The aim in providing the public with blood pressure screenings and glucose testing was to raise awareness about the importance of normal blood pressure and diet as factors in preventing heart attacks. The AMSA Chapter at RCSI provided this service to further public health. The students acted professionally and demonstrated the utmost standards of proficiency necessary to carry out this important public awareness event. They are grateful for the support provided by AMSA National and the IHF, which contributed to the success of the day.


Pictured are some of the RCSI students at the Health Screening Day. They took blood pressure and blood glucose readings, as well as provided literature on lifestyle advice to the general public.