Community, public and patient engagement

RCSI is in a unique position to engage with communities, public and patient contributors to ensure our research, education and training expertise addresses the health challenges facing society.

We actively involve patients and the wider public in our education and research to advance treatments and improve care. We want to deepen our partnerships with our many stakeholders and ensure that the voices of our community partners and patient contributors are heard.

Promoting health, well-being and public engagement

Explore RCSI MyHealth – a suite of initiatives that provide an accessible source of health information to the public – and find out how promoting health and well-being through public and cultural engagement is embedded into our ethos.

Engagement in education and research

Community, public and patient involvement in RCSI education and research is embedded across the university.

RCSI Engage Strategy 2023-2027 PDF | 4182.7 KB

Building partnerships with people and places – a strategy to support health and education in our local and national communities.

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Education, access and widening participation

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RCSI is committed to facilitating access and widening participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and to contributing to the creation of a future healthcare workforce reflective of Ireland’s diverse population.

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Student & staff volunteering in the community

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RCSI has a long tradition of student and staff volunteering, locally, nationally and internationally. Our community of staff, students, alumni and health professionals give their time to causes aligned with our mission to enhance human health.