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UL Graduation of Medical Students


EduCampus wishes to extend our congratulations to all the graduating University of Limerick Medical Students. This is the first time that the University has graduated its students remotely in absentia, and we are happy we played our part in facilitating the distribution of parchments remotely.

In the weeks running up to the graduation, requests were made to Digitary Core to set in place changes that would enable the early graduation of the medical students. These changes were developed, tested and deployed, and in the future this new functionality will enable remote graduation for other students.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said in a specially recorded video message to the students that he was “glad to have the opportunity to celebrate with you today a wonderful achievement in graduating from the University of Limerick medical school”.

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald paid tribute to the newly qualified doctors, congratulating them on a “terrific achievement” saying the new doctors “should be so proud, as we are of you”.

He added that the remote conferring was not how the university would have celebrated the graduates’ achievement but by “keeping apart we are saving lives every day”.

“Although we cannot mark this occasion in person, know that at UL and especially at GEMS, we celebrate you, we celebrate your success and you will remain in our minds and hearts as you go forward to the front line in tackling this pandemic both here at home and abroad,” he added.