Local GP Dr. Brendan Day has been announced as the new President of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).
Brendan studied medicine in University College Galway and graduated in 1973. He entered general practice in Turloughmore in 1979 and has been heavily involved with the ICGP since its inception in 1984. He was one of a group of five doctors involved in establishing the ICGP examination and continued to be an ICGP examiner until 2003.
Brendan served as chairman of the examination board from 1992 to 1994 and also served as examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners from 1983 to 1996. In addition, he was an external examiner for final medical examinations at NUI Galway from 1994 to 1998, as well as an external examiner for postgraduate medical examinations in Bahrain in the 1990s.
Brendan currently works in Turloughmore and Claregalway. His practice started as a two-doctor practice in a rural community, but has now been expanded to include four full time and three part time doctors and a GP registrar. It is also a designated teaching practice for NUI Galway, with the Professor of General Practice based there since his appointment in 1997. The practice is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as in various research projects.