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National University of Ireland, Galway
School of Medicine, NUI Galway
The School of Medicine has an enrolement of c.800 students, including many from overseas. University College Hospital, conveniently located beside the University campus, is the major teaching hospital.
School members are highly qualified and the university has an extensive and well-funded programme of medical research.
Students completing the School's primary undergraduate programme in Medicine are conferred with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.).
Postgraduate programmes include the Doctor of Medicine M.D., the Master of Surgery M.Ch., the Master of Obstetrics M.A.O., the Master of Medical Science, the Master of Medical Science in Medicine/Physiotherapy and the Masters of Medical Science in Sport and Exercise Medicine/Physiotherapy.
The School has recently expanded its undergraduate medical intake, implementing an exciting new curriculum.
The University is committed to providing the most up-to-date facilities and resources for the study of medicine and health sciences at the Galway campus. An energetic building programme is underway, with new buildings coming on stream to accommodate new programmes and expanding enrolments.
Entry Requirements and allocations for 5 and 6 year undergraduate medical programmes
6 Year Programme: OD3 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science
5 Year Programme: HC3 in Chemistry* (if student has Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
*The 5 year medical programme has a limited number of places, which are allocated in this programme on merit, based on the number, selection and minimum levels of achievement in Leaving Certificate Science subjects or higher. The merit order set-out below is applied to subjects completed by the Irish Leaving Certificate. Where the quota of available places requires differentiation between students within a particular category, the results achieved in Chemistry will be used in the first instance:
- Candidates presenting a HC3 in Chemistry, HC3 in Biology and HC3 in one of Physics, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science;
- Candidates presenting a HC3 in Chemistry and a HC3 in Biology;
- Candidates presenting a HC3 in Chemistry and a HC3 in Physics
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