Community engagement

At RCSI Bahrain, we believe in developing healthy communities, as part of our role as a health sciences education provider. For our students as future healthcare professionals, caring for communities is fundamental and we foster this sense of responsibility throughout your journey at RCSI Bahrain.

All staff, students and alumni have the opportunity to register as a community engagement volunteer at the beginning of each year and be part of a series of events and initiatives supporting local and international communities, often in partnership with various charities. Registration forms and further details can be found on the VLE platform or through the Marketing and Communications office. A registration fee of BD5 is applicable and each volunteer will receive a Community Engagement t-shirt for use in events and activities We currently have over 400 registered community engagement volunteers, who participate in events on and off campus, such as blood drives, walk-a-thons, charity runs, fund-raisers, health awareness events and much more.

Medicine and Nursing students who actively participate in community engagement events over the course of their studies will be eligible to apply for the International Community Engagement (ICE) programme.

The ICE programme offers students the opportunity to travel to international locations - such as India and Vietnam - to learn from international healthcare professionals and experiencing diseases and procedures that are less common in our own cultures.