Research Summer School

The RCSI Research Summer School (RSS) provides Undergraduate students across all campuses (Dublin, Bahrain and Penang) with the opportunity to become involved in research projects during the summer months.

Students selected for the programme spend approximately eight weeks (June-September) in a laboratory or clinical setting, working on a research project under the supervision of an RCSI Principal Investigator (PI). During this time students are also encouraged to participate in laboratory meetings, data analysis, journal clubs, and a Friday discovery series of lectures.

Through the RCSI RSS Undergraduate students have a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in research techniques and plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer scientific research questions.

The RSS programme introduces students to the kinds of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to current questions in the biological sciences.

Projects range across a broad spectrum of disciplines, from biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, immunology and inflammation, microbiology, molecular oncology, neurosciences and physiology, pharmacology, and cognitive science to clinical investigation and bioethics.

The RSS has also empowered students to create their own award-winning research conference, ICHAMS (International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students), which has gone from strength to strength over the past five years. The conference gives our students the opportunity to showcase their research findings through oral or poster presentations with their own peers both local and international. RSS students also have the opportunity to present their research at the annual RCSI Research Day

Research Summer School 2017 video