Guest lecturers at NUIG
In early 2018 myself, Katy Angeloni (Podiatrist & Practice Manager) and Donal Hayes (Podiatrist & Owner) were approached by The Discipline of Podiatric Medicine, NUIG. Galway is the only place in the ROI that students can study Podiatric Medicine at present. The university asked if we would give a lecture to the fourth year students about the practicalities of running successful private Podiatric clinics.
Donal founded Hayes & Associates 30 years ago and I have been working with Donal for over 16 years. Donal lectured on the practicalities of starting a business and what is required. I focused on the day-to-day life of being a Podiatrist in Private practice. After a combined 46 years of treating patients we are still enthusiastic about providing the best care to our patients and ensuring that patients continue to choose our clinics.
As a result of these lectures we have now been asked to become mentors to the fourth year students and will be hosts to them on their placements starting in a few weeks. This will be of mutual benefit to all of us. It will give invaluable experience to the students about the realities of private practice and the real life world of work when university is finished. For ourselves, it will give us access to the crème de la crème of Podiatry students graduating; after all we only employ the best and most passionate Podiatrists.