Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

School of Medicine

The ethos of the School of Medical at RCSI is founded on the principle that the patient's interest is paramount in clinical teaching, medical practice and research.The curriculum is designed to give the student a sound knowledge of the principles of both the science and the art of medicine.

A spirit of enquiry is also fostered and students may carry out research in the academic departments of the College during the summer vacations.

The student is exposed to a variety of specialties and encouraged to develop a balanced perspective of domiciliary, community and hospital care.The clinical teaching facilities provided by the College combined with the expertise and dedication of the clinical teachers, ensure that students receive training of the highest standard.

The Medical Act of 1886 provided that graduates had to be educated in surgery, medicine and obstetrics. Graduates of the RCSI received Licentiates in these three subjects. Since 1978, the College has been a recognised College of the National University of Ireland, awarding MB, BCh, BAO to its graduates in addition to the Licentiates. In 2010, RCSI became an independent degree awarding higher education institution and continues to award our degrees in collaboration with the National University of Ireland.

Find more information on degrees and courses offered by the RCSI School of Medicine here

Professor Arnold Hill 
Head of the School of Medicine