Building healthier societies

Generations of RCSI graduates, faculty and researchers have dedicated their careers to addressing the healthcare needs of populations across 94 countries. With this diverse and distinguished medical community, RCSI has a unique global perspective on public health.

Our initiatives focus on areas in which RCSI leadership can make a difference to patients both in Ireland and around the world.

You can see the impact we are having on our communities here.

Building on over a decade of experience in surgical training, education and research partnerships in Africa, the RCSI Institute of Global Surgery seeks to develop sustainable health systems in low and middle-income countries.

Working with our partners, RCSI has established a surgical network that spans 180 hospital sites and includes 350 surgical care providers both in central and district healthcare centres across 14 countries with a combined population of 360 million people. Read more about this pioneering centre.

RCSI student on medical elective

Our goal is to advance the well-being of Irish people by building public awareness, discussion and scientific understanding regarding positive health and by leading and deploying evidence-based research, education and training programmes across the country.

Learn more about the pioneering work the RCSI Centre for Positive Health Sciences

Professor Suzanne McDonagh speaking at a MyHealth lecture

Since the opening of our state-of-the-art medical simulation building 26 York Street in 2017, RCSI has significantly advanced understanding of simulation-based learning. In order to achieve a further integration in the application of simulation across RCSI, and to reap the maximum scholarly benefit to the wider Irish HE sector, RCSI has established a leading centre of excellence, able to work at the forefront of national and international curriculum advancement.

This unique entity analyses, assesses and demonstrates the growing importance of simulated learning environments and makes meaningful recommendations to replicate models within an Irish context in healthcare and beyond. 

Students in Simulation Centre