Why Medicine at RCSI Dublin?
In the early years of the Medicine programme at RCSI, you will receive a solid foundation in the sciences and study the normal functioning of a healthy body. You will also have the opportunity to develop your clinical, communication and professional skills in a safe, simulated environment in Europe’s largest and most modern clinical simulation facility.
These clinical skills will be put into practice in your senior years, when you will be based in an RCSI-affiliated hospital, completing six-week discipline-specific clinical rotations over a two-year period. While on rotation, you will learn from highly-skilled specialists working in a range of different healthcare settings.
You will also have many opportunities to start building your career during your studies 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 your final year in which you will work as a resident-in-training in a hospital in Ireland, the US or Canada.
Early patient contact
You will learn clinical skills, such as how to take a complete patient history and analyse symptoms, from your first week in the programme.
You will practice your clinical skills in Europe's largest and most modern clinical simulation facility before commencing full-time hospital rotations.
You will learn anatomy through cadaveric dissection, in the original, and historical, RCSI Anatomy Room, where healthcare leaders have been formed for centuries.
You will have many opportunities to test your research skills by participating in international research electives and the RCSI Research Summer School.
RCSI's unique four-week sub-internship programme in final year Medicine will prepare you for life as a junior hospital doctor.