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Royal College of Surgeons Med School
School of Medicine
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 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 M.B., B.Ch., BAO to its graduates in addition to the Licentiates.
The medical school in RCSI is one of the world's leading international medical schools and is the largest medical school in Ireland. The College also provides undergraduate courses in pharmacy and physiotherapy.
Medical Curriculum Overview
RCSI runs four, five and six year medical programmes. The five & six year programmes are primarily for school-leavers and the four year Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) is for those who already hold a degree in another subject.
Research and Taught Postgraduate Courses
RCSI delivers postgraduate training and education through its Faculties of Radiology, Dentistry, Sports & Exercise Medicine, the School of Postgraduate Studies, the Institute of Leadership and the National Surgical Training Centre.
The RCSI enjoys an international reputation in research and part of its research strategy is to provide excellence in postgraduate research education.
Opportunities exist for research leading to the higher degrees of PhD, MD, MCh and MSc. The research in many cases is multidisciplinary with researchers becoming members of teams covering a range of disciplines.
RCSI offers a broad range of taught Masters courses for healthcare practitioners, managers, surgeons, researchers and technologists.
Master of Surgery (MCh)
The MCh by module is aimed at trainees who are in the process of completing Basic Surgical Training. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the surgeon's professional development, enabling participants to build an understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities facing surgical professionals in the greater context of healthcare.
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Human Factors and Patient Safety
The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma is aimed at trainees who are in the process of completing Basic Surgical Training. The course is designed to accompany the surgical training programme at RCSI across the Basic Surgical Training (BST) and Higher Surgical Training (HST) years.
Information received from the Royal College of Surgeons Medical School website.
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