RCSI Medical University of Bahrain Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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Founded in 2004, with a mission to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Medical University of Bahrain celebrates 20 years of educating and training world-class healthcare professionals to meet the growing needs of the region.

RCSI Medical University of Bahrain hosts over 1,600 students and nearly 230 staff members from 48 nationalities across its School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Midwifery and School of Postgraduate Studies & Research. Since opening its doors, the University has trained over 3000 medical and nursing professionals now working in 38 countries worldwide, cementing its position as a global hub for health sciences education.

Informed by its three key pillars of Learning & Teaching, Research and Community Engagement, RCSI Medical University of Bahrain has accomplished significant milestones over the past 20 years including the establishment of a Clinical and Biomolecular Research Centre dedicated to patient-centred translational healthcare research. 

Dedicated to improving the health of various communities, the University contributed to the awareness and education of over 5,400 children in Bahrain through its Diabetes Mobile Unit and support to various charities, as well as providing healthcare support and surgeries to underprivileged communities as part of its international community engagement programme.

Over the past 20 years, RCSI Medical University of Bahrain has been fostering partnerships with the healthcare sector to provide its students with valuable clinical training experiences, in addition to strategic partnerships with international universities and teaching hospitals in Asia, North America and Europe.

Another milestone in the University’s journey is the approval granted by the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council to the University’s medical graduates to practice in the UK without further licensing examinations, which facilitated access to training and specialisation opportunities for our alumni.
In alignment with Bahrain Vision 2030, the University’s latest achievement is the launch of a Solar Farm covering up to 65% of the campus’ energy needs, which won the “Renewable Energy and Sustainability Initiatives” Award at the seventh Bahrain Smart Cities Summit.

RCSI Medical University of Bahrain extends its sincere thanks to the Supreme Council of Health, Higher Education Council, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services, Government Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Health Centres, Tamkeen and our numerous partners for their continuous support and enabling the University to establish its presence in Bahrain, and deliver on its mission and goals over the past two decades.

As the University celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we reaffirm our commitment to contributing towards the improvement of human health, patient care and societal well-being in Bahrain and beyond and we look forward to pursuing our ambition in education, research and service.