Sunday, December 9, 2007


Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Faculty of Radiologists
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Postgraduate Faculties
For the medical programme, currently, there are two main entry routes. The first one being the graduate entry scheme leading to a total duration of 4 or 5 years. And, the second one being regular entry scheme for high school graduates leading to a total duration of 5 or 6 years. Entry requirements are based on the country of origin. The general Irish Leaving Certificate score requirement is around 570

Students at RCSI are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that promote service in the community and cultural awareness. As a side note, 80% of the student population is from outside the European Union, with a significant portion coming from North America, the Middle East and Malaysia. A complete list of current student societies and clubs can be found on the RCSI website.

Student life
As a leading international medical institution, RCSI is active in all medically related sectors of education around the globe. During the South African Apartheid, for example, RCSI provided medical education to those that were discriminated against. In 2005, RCSI Dubai was founded and currently offers a master's program in Healthcare Management. The Medical University of Bahrain is a fully owned constituent university of RCSI and already has nearly 450 registered students. The first cohort commenced medical studies in October 2004 and graduates are entitled to an M.D. degree. In 2006 the Medical University of Bahrain (MUB) established a new School of Nursing which took its first cohort of students in September 2006. In Malaysia, Penang Medical College became RCSI's far east launching pad. Established in 1995, Malaysian medical students may choose to complete their pre-clinical studies at either UCD Dublin or RCSI. For students at the home institution of RCSI, electives may be taken abroad as a result of collaborative agreements with other medical schools around the world. As of 2007, these medical schools include Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Tufts University. There are also informal agreements with other institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University and Mayo Clinic. More than 60 countries from each continent are represented in the RCSI student body.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland International outreach

Benjamin Bell (1784)
Percival Pott (posthumously 1788)
John Hunter (1790)
John Abernethy, Astley Cooper, Antonio Scarpa, Samuel Thomas von Sömmering (1821)
Georges Cuvier (1831)
Friedrich Tiedemann (1836)
Benjamin Collins Brodie (1838)
Richard Owen (1849)
William Bowman (1867)
Samuel Haughton (1873)
Hermann von Helmholtz (1881)
Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, Thomas Henry Huxley, James Paget, Thomas Spencer Wells (1886)
John Eric Erichsen, Jonathan Hutchinson (1887)
Thomas Heazle Parke (1889)
John Shaw Billings, Hermann Snellen (1892)
Thomas Joseph Crean (1902)
Anthony Traill (1905)
Henri Hartmann, Alfred Henry Keogh, Almoth Edward Wright (1906)
William MacEwen (1912)
Berkley Moynihan (1913)
Harvey Cushing (1918)
Arthur William Patrick Albert (1919)
William Mayo and Charles Mayo, William Williams Keen (1921)
Alfred Webb-Johnson (1948)
Cecil Pembrey Grey (1954)
Sean T. O'Ceallaig (1958)
Benjamin Guinness (1961)
Éamon de Valera, Arthur Porritt (1964)
Michael Ellis De Bakey (1967)
Bryan Guiness, Walter Mackenzie (1968)
Denis Parsons Burkitt, Francis Daniels Moore (1973)
Cearbhall O'Dalaigh (1975)
Patrick Hillery (1977)
Robert B. Salter (1978)
John W. Kirklin (1979)
Daoud Hanania (1980)
Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1988)
Sultan Azlan Shah (1991)
Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammed (1991)
President Mary Robinson (1994)
His Excellency the Emir Shaikh Isa bin Sulman Al Khalifa (1995)
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1995)
President Nelson Mandela (1996)
Professor Alfred Cuschieri (1996)
Professor Seamus Heaney (1998)
President Mary McAleese (1998)
His Majesty, Sultan Azlan Shah The Yang Di Pertuan Agong IX (2000)
His Highness, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2004)
An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern (2006)
Bob Geldof (2007)
Jimmy Carter (2007) - 39th President of the United States Notable Honorary fellows

Former United States First Lady Nancy Reagan visited RCSI in 1984 and liked one of the carpets used by the college. She eventually ordered a similar one for both the American embassy in Ireland and the White House.
During the 1916 Rising, the main college building on Saint Stephen's Green was occupied by rebel Irish forces, led by Countess Markievicz. Bullet holes from that time are still visible in the stone facade.
Now defunct subjects taught include: Logic (1852-1862), Military Surgery (1851-1860), Botany (1792-1889) and Hygiene or Political Medicine (1841-1921, then united with chair of Medical Jurisprudence).
The RCSI motto, "Consilio Manuque", was adopted from the College de St. Cosme in Paris, which had been afforded the motto by Louis XIV. It was originally "Consiloque Manuque", his personal motto.
The RCSI college council has by custom, met on Thursdays, dating to the advent of the Dublin Society of Surgeons in 1780.
The statues on the St. Stephen's Green facade of the college are Aesclepius in the center, with Hygeia on his left and Athena on his right. These statues represent healing, health and wisdom respectively. Over the entrance on the same side is a stone carving of Hippocrates.
The Royal College of Surgeons is the first medical institution of learning to offer a 4-year graduate entry program for medicine in the Republic of Ireland. Notable alumni

Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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