dotMD is a 2 day festival of curiosity for doctors and healthcare practitioners looking for more from medicine.
It aims to reawaken a sense of wonder and curiosity about medicine that some may have lost along the way - and help them find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their working lives.
Who is it for?
Although the dotMD programme has been developed with the needs of doctors in mind, all health care professionals are welcome to attend.
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talks stayed with me
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Dr Maurice Barry
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The Irish Times
Attending will make
me a better Doctor
Dr. Conor McCarthy
It does so by;
Creating a welcoming retreat where attendees can pause, relax and reflect.
Choosing speakers who are thought-provoking, entertaining, and interesting to an audience drawn from across a wide spectrum of medicine.
Viewing medicine with fresh eyes through the lenses of culture, the arts, philosophy and technology.
Redirecting our focus as doctors both outwards (to the worlds of arts, philosophy, technology), and inwards (self care, mental health, reflection).
Highlighting the unexpected resonances and synergies that occur in the spaces where disciplines meet.
Creating a medical gathering where there is no academic hierarchy, no scoring and no winning.
Acting as an inoculation against cynicism, isolation, burnout, and boredom.
Attending to the personal development and flourishing of the human beings who just happen to be doctors, helping them meet needs of those human beings who just happen to be patients.
Dr Muiris Houston
Dr Muiris Houston is adjunct professor of medical humanities at Trinity College Dublin; he also teaches a narrative medicine module to medical students at NUI Galway. He is an award-winning medical journalist and health analyst with The Irish Times.
Dr Alan Coss
Alan Coss is a gastroenterologist based in Galway.
He has an interest in how medicine interacts with the arts and social media, and has been an advisor to the dotMD team since the very first meeting.
Eimear Duff is the 2019 dotMD intern and this is her 4th year at dotMD. Following an academic intern post at St James’s Hospital, she worked in global health in Geneva and has just completed an MBA.