Real medicine: Transition year students taking part in the My Health RCSI transition year programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

There isn’t a sound in the large auditorium as Prof Fergal Malone slits open a woman’s abdomen at the start of a Caesarean birth that is being filmed (...)

The work experience in TY is valuable for not only helping to shape career aspirations but also in giving youngsters a taste of the workplace. Photograph: iStock

It’s nearly 10 years since entrepreneur Bill Cullen made headlines by branding Transition Year as a “doss”. Yet that notion still lingers among some (...)