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Dr Orla Mongan
Clinical Science Institute
National University of Ireland Galway
Dr Mongan developed her interest in medical education from an early stage in her career working as a Lecturer in Medicine in NUIG from 2005-2007. During this time she was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education.
Orla has lived in the UK, Australia, U.S.A and Ireland and has worked in hospital medicine, General Practice, Occupational Health and held lecturing posts in UCD, RCSI and NUIG. She has worked in her current role since 2015 and works closely with the HSE and other stakeholders to develop and deliver training appropriate to the needs of interns. She is currently developing a National Intern Curriculum as part of a working group.
In 2018, Orla completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Improvement and Leadership with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and has since introduced QI training for interns. She is a member of many committees and groups both locally and nationally including the National Intern Curriculum Working Group, Intern Network Executive, Student Affairs Committee NUIG, GUH Transfer of Tasks Committee, National Health Fusion Team Challenge Committee.
Over the last few years, Dr Mongan has been instrumental in promoting Interprofessional Learning in NUIG and Saolta and through her work with the multidisciplinary group in GUH she has successfully piloted a Special Study Module in Interprofessional Learning for 4th year medical students and introduced the inaugural Saolta Health Fusion Team Challenge. Dr Mongan is involved in educational research and is currently investigating doctors' preparedness for caring for patients with low English proficiency as part of a thesis for a Masters in Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2019)|| 'A mixed-methods examination of the nature and frequency of medical error among junior doctors'
2. O’Connor, P., Lydon, S. Mongan, O., Connolly, F., Mcloughlin, A., McVicker, L., Byrne, D. (2019) 'A mixed-methods examination of the nature and frequency of medical error among junior doctors'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, [DOI] [Details]
|(2019)|| 'Disturbing and distressing: a mixed methods study on the psychological impact of end of life care on junior doctors'
Linane, H;Connolly, F;McVicker, L;Beatty, S;Mongan, O;Mannion, E;Waldron, D;Byrne, D (2019) 'Disturbing and distressing: a mixed methods study on the psychological impact of end of life care on junior doctors'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 188 :633-639 [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Stress, coping, and psychological resilience among physicians'
O'Dowd, E,O'Connor, P,Lydon, S,Mongan, O,Connolly, F,Diskin, C,McLoughlin, A,Rabbitt, L,McVicker, L,Reid-McDermott, B,Byrne, D (2018) 'Stress, coping, and psychological resilience among physicians'. BMC Health Services Research, 18 (1) [DOI] [Details]
|(2017)|| 'A mixed method, multiperspective evaluation of a near peer teaching programme'
Lydon S;O'Connor P;Mongan O;Gorecka M;McVicker L;Stankard A;Byrne D; (2017) 'A mixed method, multiperspective evaluation of a near peer teaching programme'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 93 (1103) [DOI] [Details]
|(2006)|| 'Endocrinology Abstracts'
Mongan, O; Gallagher, D; Dinneen, S (2006) 'Endocrinology Abstracts' Hospital Doctor; 12:52, . [Details]
|(2006)|| 500 Multiple Choice Questions in Clinical Medicine: Sample questions and revision aids.
Flaherty, G; Dunne, F, et al (2006) 500 Multiple Choice Questions in Clinical Medicine: Sample questions and revision aids. Ireland: Eireann Publications. [Details]
|(2016)|| Diy alternatives to venipuncture skin pad covers – are your efforts in vein?.
Reid, B; Byrne, D; Mongan O (2016) Diy alternatives to venipuncture skin pad covers – are your efforts in vein?. Abstract [Details]
|(2007)|| Abnormal glucose regulation in a community-based population with coronary artery disease; are routine oral glucose tolerance tests necessary?.
Mongan, OA,El-Helah, A,Glacken, M,Murphy, AW,Dunne, F (2007) Abnormal glucose regulation in a community-based population with coronary artery disease; are routine oral glucose tolerance tests necessary?. Abstract [Details]