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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Overview of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) is a medical school located slap bang in the middle of Dublin facing onto St. Stephen’s Green. It is an ancient college, established in 1784, with only 1500 students, around 80% of whom come from over 60 different countries. RCSI actually claims not to be an Irish college, but an international college based in Ireland! It has a uniquely multinational feel. There is an Islamic prayer room in the basement. It has a partnership with medical universi ...Read More

What the students say

Graduate Entry Program is a 4 year course. Excellent teaching faculty, school dedicated to medicine, good international reputation and record of matching graduates in north America
3rd year Current
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Medicine was never a passion of mine until I started volunteering at a hospital and noticed how much help a doctor provides to people. From that point I knew I wanted to be a major facet in society, and Ireland's reputation for having medical schools with excellent clinical teachings was a clear plus-sign. Combined with the fact that the program is a "straight-from-highscool [secondary school]" compared to the North American medical school equivalent and that the total number of post-secondary school years is less in Ireland, the idea made sense that I should come here. With the extensive clinical teachings, I believe RCSI provides an excellent "arena" to test out each specialty that medicine has to offer, and thus allowing me to choose the correct path that I'll be walking on for the rest of my life. On a more esthetic note, I chose Ireland for the opportunity to travel and live in a country on my own. Being raised in a very tight family where my mother always knew everything about me, the new found freedom was a like a gasp a fresh air I've been craving for years. Don't get me wrong, I love my mother, but the independence I gained has made me a better person, and Ireland became the bridge that helped me, by incorporating the familiar North American culture with the unfamiliar European mindset. Ireland with its uniqueness has provided me with a stepping stone with its ability to cater to my interests, from nature hikes to cooking.
5th year current
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RCSI is a small college. This to me is a massive pro. You meet more people and know them well. You have smaller classes and better support. Most of the lecturers know at least half the class by name, often the entire class (Clever people, those docs). They're approachable for this reason. This college is amazing. As evidenced by my growing paraphernalia bearing the letters RCSI. Go here. You know you want to...
4th year Currently in college
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