The All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge - Internal (UL) Competition

The All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge, internal competition took place on Friday the 10th of March at University of Limerick. Two multidisciplinary teams battled it out and the winning team will take part in the national competition at NUIG on 24th March 2023.

2023 - Early Careers Event

The Early Careers national event is for TY students with an interest in a career in Health Sciences.

This was a virtual live event hosted by the Health Sciences Academy in conjunction with Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and Limerick Education Support Centre. It aims to provide information on careers and programmes of study in health. It was the 3rd year hosting this successful event.

It showcased healthcare as an option for further study and career opportunities.
Building on the success of the past 2 years, and incorporating feedback from students, we have
created this event to be as informative and interactive as possible.


Story of Innovation in Limerick

It was a pleasure to have planned and hosted the 'Story of Innovation in Limerick' event on 12th November 2021 with colleagues who are passionate about innovation and healthcare improvement.

Change always starts with someone thinking “what if?”

Striving to improve practice to improve outcomes.

The aim of the event was to help healthcare workers to access the tools to make that change and gain insight into how innovation has been supported and implemented across the Mid-West including ULHG. Thanks to all our wonderful speakers who shared their inspiring healthcare #innovation stories. Great feedback from attendees. The future is bright in the MW!

Bringing together research, innovation and clinical practice.


12th of October 2022

'Celebrating Partnership & Involvement'

The Health Science Academy Equality and Inclusion committee are hosted a half-day conference 'Celebrating Partnership & Involvement' in the CERC on the 12th of October 2022 from 9 - 1 pm. 

Social Accountability in Health Professions Education Seminar Online January 14th 2022, 1pm

Post Event Update

The UL School of Medicine conference on ‘Social Accountability’ on 14th January 2022 was an excellent success with hugely rich discussion and learning. 

Health Sciences Academy Manager, Miriam McCarthy presented on ‘The Story of Diabetes’. This is one of the key projects of the Health Sciences Academy bringing research, student and clinical practice expertise together to address challenges in management of type 2 diabetes in the Mid-West.

Miriam's Presentation

Early Careers Event 1st and 2nd March 2022

Post Event Update


Over 10,000 TY students/5th Year Students joined us over the the 2 event. Our objective was to share the variety of healthcare careers, what it is like to work in the acute hospital and community settings, and indeed what it is like to study as a student in University of Limerick. We heard about entry requirements, subject choices and alternative routes to securing your career of choice. Our guest speakers too spoke of their career journeys, how they have dealt with challenges and what enabled them to rise to the top of their game.

A career in healthcare is such a rewarding career, with continual learning, career development opportunities and the ability to work in a variety of settings, at home and abroad. Key themes of teamwork, friendship and flexibility all came through during our event. So as you consider where to next, remember not to give up, be brave, don’t be afraid to fail and most of all, have fun and enjoy the journey!

The recordings of the event are all available on:…

Winter 2022 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin

A Call for Abstracts!!!

Winter 2022 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is now open.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, April 29th, 2022.  

We are interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health and health systems research.

*Please complete the attached Submission Form and send this with your abstract to at any time up to April 29th, 2022.  

We look forward to receiving your submissions and wish to thank you, as always, for your assistance in producing the NIHS Research Bulletin.

The current issue of the NIHS Research Bulletin, Volume 8, Issue 4, Spring 2021 is available at

*Please refer to Guidelines for Publication*