RCSI Medicine students have the best possible learning experience. Our curriculum is innovative, future-focused and integrated. During your educational journey, we work with you to ensure that you achieve your academic potential.
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Training to become a doctor at RCSI
Our Medicine curriculum will equip you to respond to the future healthcare challenges of an increasingly global, digital and climate-focused world.
From your first day as a Medicine student, you will join one of RCSI’s six learning communities which create an inclusive and welcoming environment for students.
You will enjoy an immersive educational experience and will be taught in both state-of-the-art simulation and training facilities, as well as in our historic Anatomy Room.
You will be provided with ongoing feedback as you progress through your studies. You will also receive one-to-one support and guidance from your personal tutor.
At RCSI, we provide individualised personal and academic support to all students through our Centre for Personal, Professional and Academic Success.
As a Medicine student, you will train in Ireland’s most diverse network of clinical teaching facilities, with 37 clinical sites, over 100 GP surgeries and 195 international locations.
Electives will facilitate your growth as a healthcare practitioner, allowing you to develop an understanding of different specialties and to build your professional network.
You will be exposed to research experiences early in your professional journey, through research electives, research exchanges and the RCSI Research Summer School.
Our learning philosophy
Meet Dr Gozie Offiah, Senior Lecturer and Director of Curriculum Implementation who explains our learning philosophy and how we integrate clinical and communication skills with knowledge acquisition and the formation of professional identity.
Your learning community
Your learning community will allow you to connect with students from other years, both academically and socially, throughout your programme. Learn more about the six communities in the School of Medicine and how they will shape your RCSI experience.
Our teaching methods
Find out about the wide range of teaching methods you will experience as an RCSI Medicine student. From our Anatomy Room, built more than 200 years ago, to our high-tech simulation labs – best practice and innovation are central to your learning.
Our approach to assessment
Formative assessment will help you to track your progress and decide how best to integrate feedback during your learning journey. Engagement with your personal tutor and your personalised e-portfolio will support your progress.
Our student supports
Learn more about our wide range of student supports available to you. We have a large multidisciplinary team that can help you to overcome educational challenges and provide training and guidance as well as practical and emotional support.
Your clinical experience
Discover how your exposure to clinical experiences at the earliest stages of your programme will shape your learning at RCSI. You will take increasing levels of clinical responsibility throughout your degree and experience domiciliary, community and hospital care settings.
Your clinical electives
RCSI places a high value on supporting international clinical experiences for our students. Accordingly – through a network of international partnerships with other world-leading universities and healthcare institutions – we offer a significant number of clinical elective opportunities.
Your research opportunities
Learn more about the RCSI Research Summer School, research electives and other intensive experiences that allow you to be exposed to core research skills in topics such as scientific writing, presentation, data management, statistics and ethics.
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