Graduate Entry Medicine

MB, BCh, BAO (Hons)
School of Medicine

Why Graduate Entry Medicine at RCSI Dublin?

RCSI was the first medical school in the Republic of Ireland to introduce a Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme in 2006, enabling students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds to study medicine.

In your first year as a GEM student, you will be taught in a dedicated teaching facility on the main St Stephen’s Green campus, while in the second year you will spend most of your time in RCSI’s dedicated teaching space at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. In your final two years, you will be on clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals and GP practices in Dublin and throughout the country.

As an RCSI GEM graduate, you will be career ready. In fact, your clinical skills training starts from day one of the programme, with simulated patients sessions a weekly feature of the curriculum.

You will also have many opportunities to build your career – via undergraduate research opportunities; overseas clinical electives in prestigious institutions, such as Johns Hopkins University in the US and McMaster University and the University of Toronto in Canada; and a four-week sub-internship programme in final year in which you will work as a resident-in-training in a hospital in Ireland, the US or Canada.

Why study Graduate Entry Medicine at RCSI?

Small group teaching

Our small group teaching method enables you to get to know your lecturers and receive regular feedback in a supportive learning environment.

State-of-the-art facilities

Practice your clinical skills in Europe’s largest and most modern clinical simulation facility before commencing full-time hospital rotations.

Licensing examination support

Receive support and guidance from the College while taking USMLE and Canadian Board licensing examinations during your medical studies.

Research opportunities

Opportunities to test your research skills by participating in international research electives and the RCSI Research Summer School.


Learn anatomy through cadaveric dissection, in the original, and historical, RCSI Anatomy Room, where healthcare leaders have been formed for centuries.

Peripheral accommodation

Accommodation for hospital rotations outside of Dublin will be arranged and paid for by the College. RCSI is the only medical school in the Republic of Ireland to offer this benefit.