Medical Council News


Dr Anna Clarke elected as Vice-President of the Medical Council

Thursday 24 July 2008

The Medical Council today elected Dr Anna Clarke as Vice-President of the Medical Council.

As a member of the outgoing Medical Council, Dr Clarke was also a member of the Education and Training and Fitness to Practice Committees and Monitoring Group.  She has considerable experience of the workings of the Council.

Dr Clarke graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons and having completed a Masters Degree in Public Health at UCD undertook higher training in Public Health Medicine.  She currently holds a joint post as Specialist/ Lecturer in Public Health Medicine between HSE East and UCD.  Dr Clarke has a keen interest in education and training and is currently Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Dr Clarke says that “The primary role of the Medical Council is to safeguard the public but in order to do this we will need to both inspire confidence in the public and to work to ensure, and in some cases restore, the trust of the medical profession in this new Council.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues and supporting the President in fulfilling as a team our shared objectives.”

Issued by Ciara McMorrow, Corporate Services

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