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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Dublin, Ireland

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Dublin, Ireland

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Dublin, Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

http://www.rcsi.ie/index.jsp?p=109&n=419

Welcome to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). We are delighted to be part of the GEMx programme and look forward to hosting students over the coming year for clinical electives.

RCSI offer two medical programmes; a five/six year course for school leavers and a four year course for graduates. The curriculum model for the Graduate Entry Programme takes the best from the developments of the five/six year programme at RCSI to include learning opportunities for a more experienced cohort of students.

The medical school curriculum and assessment procedures are constantly monitored and reviewed. Educational best practice has seen a general move towards greater integration throughout the curriculum. Teaching is largely systems based with the early introduction of clinical case studies and data interpretation. Early patient contact facilitates integration of the basic sciences and is followed by a clinical programme, which embodies the best of the Irish clinical experience, complimented by a comprehensive IT support infrastructure and excellent educational facilities.

The Medical School of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland possesses a character and individuality that derives from a number of factors:

The school is governed by doctors whose objective is the furtherance of medical standards

The school has a unique ambience emanating from the cultural diversity of our students, who together with the complimentary Faculties of the College, exert a beneficial influence on the postgraduate development of RCSI graduates

The ethos of the Medical School is founded on the principle that the patient’s interest is paramount in clinical teaching, medical practice and research. The objective of the Medical School is to provide the education and experience that enable its graduates to enter postgraduate training in any specialty of medicine.

To this end, the curriculum is designed to ensure that the student develops a balanced perspective of domiciliary, community and hospital care, and acquires a sound knowledge of the principles of both the science and art of medicine. Students are exposed to a variety of specialties providing them with comprehensive training, enhancing career options, both at home and abroad.

At graduation, students are expected to be:

Competent in clinical diagnosis

Familiar with the importance of preventive medicine

Capable of initiating appropriate investigations and treatment according to the resources available

Aware of the need for continuing education throughout their medical career

The Medical School reviews its curriculum to conform with national and international licensing authorities reflecting best educational practice.

Note: The information for this institution, including the description and the electives it offers, is provided and maintained by the institution. This information is not verified by ECFMG. Interested individuals are encouraged to verify the accuracy and completeness of this information directly with the institution.