COVID-19 Student Hub

RCSI's response to COVID-19 and the experience of our current students during the pandemic.

Student return to campus during COVID-19

Message from our Dean

New students will no doubt have many questions about what they can expect when joining us next semester in these continued uncertain times. Our aim is to continue to keep our students safe and well, while also progressing their academic programme and getting everyone closer to graduation.

In planning for next year, we are guided by the best public health advice and we will be ensuring that RCSI sets the highest standards in relation to the health of our students, our staff and the wider community.

Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Providing support to our students

At RCSI, protecting our students’ health is of the utmost importance. Find out how we have kept our students safe with minimal interruption to their studies.

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Our COVID-19 response in numbers

1,426 RCSI students graduated in 2020 and joined the frontlines
62,000 People accessed our curated COVID-19 surgery web resources by 2021
2,000 RCSI students completed year one of their studies by summer 2021
14,000 qPCR tests carried out in RCSI labs by summer 2021

Our advancements

Improved infrastructure

10,624 square feet of new teaching space added to campus for 2020/21 academic year

Online lecture
Online education

25,000 participants signed up for RCSI’s new ‘Science of Happiness’ course by summer 2021

interacting with others
COVID-19 testing

500+ contact tracers accessed RCSI’s training course by summer 2021

Open door
Simulation research

180 newly inducted medical interns were trained at our RCSI Simulation Centre