About Medical Exam Tutor

Meet Our Clinical Team

Medical Exam Tutor’s core clinical team have over 60 years combined experience in clinical practice and education.

The development of our technology has been shaped by an in-depth understanding of undergraduate medical education, and simulated learning techniques learned over these years of experience.

Dr. Dara Byrne

MB BCh BAO, MCh, MMedEd, FRCSI

  • Director of Simulation Saolta University Healthcare Group
  • Senior Lecturer Medical Education National University of Ireland Galway
  • Intern Coordinator West Northwest Intern Training Network
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
  • Clinical Lead Year 5, School of Medicine, Semester 5.2

Professor Michael J Kerin

MB BCh BAO, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS Ed, FRCS Gen

  • Professor of Surgery and Head of Discipline at NUI Galway
  • Chair of the GUH Cancer Strategy Group
  • Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland CPD Committee
  • Council Member of the RCSI
  • Research Director of the National Breast Cancer Research
    Institute

Dr. Paul O’ Connor

BSc MSc PhD

  • Lecturer in General Practice NUI Galway
  • PhD in psychology
  • Associate Director of the Whitaker Institute
  • Extensive research concerned with improving human
    performance and safety in high risk work environments
  • Over 80 publications, including two books (Safety at the Sharp
    End, and Human Performance Enhancements in High-risk
    Environments
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and
    member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Dr. Brian Higgins

MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, DRCOG

  • General practice with a special interest in information technology
    and children’s health
  • Clinical tutor with West/Northwest Intern Network
  • Project developer and clinical editor of clinical education
    programme with the National Digital Learning Repository
  • Editor and developer of multiple technology enhanced learning
    student education and general practice resources.

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