STUDY MEDICINE IN IRELAND
Ireland has a worldwide reputation for high quality medical education and attracts international students from around the world. High school graduates can apply to 5-year Direct Entry Medicine programmes. Irish Medical degrees are accredited by the Irish Medical Council in accordance with the guidelines set by the World Federation of Medical Education. Medical students graduate with the degree of MB BCh BAO and this degree is recognised throughout the European Union, the UK, North America and Australia. This makes Ireland a highly sought-after location for international students.
The 5-year programme is available at all 4 IUMC universities. Graduates can transition into top roles in the Irish healthcare system and worldwide.
IUMC MEDICAL SCHOOLS
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (TCD)
University College Cork (UCC)
University College Dublin (UCD)
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THE MEDICAL CURRICULA
Irish Medical Schools offer integrated Medicine programmes which teach scientific knowledge alongside clinical training. Integrated Medicine programmes give students the chance to get early clinical exposure, while still offering the support structure of scientific teaching. As students progress, they spend more and more time in hospitals, where much of the learning is small group bedside teaching.
There is an emphasis on small group learning which students really benefit from. Other teaching methods include problem-based learning, clinical skills and research skills, ethical debates, bedside and clinical tutorials, self-assessment, lectures and consultant clinics.
The universities partner with the leading specialist hospitals in Ireland where students will spend most of the final 2.5 years of the course on rotations in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry etc. Ireland has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its bedside teaching led by highly experienced clinicians.
SUMMER ELECTIVE PROGRAMMES
Each year, many students apply for highly-prized international summer elective opportunities at locations all over the world. They experience a different healthcare system and get to work in many of the world’s top medical centers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and many more.
Irish universities are leaders in research and critical thinking. Students begin their research journey early on and receive structured teaching in research methodologies as they progress. All students complete a research project and some will receive undergraduate research scholarships.
Students will also have the chance to explore non-Medicine related elective subjects and take a year out to complete an Intercalated Master’s degree in Biomedical Science.
STUDENT LIFE IN IRELAND
Studying in an English-speaking country is very attractive for international students and Ireland is now the only English-speaking country in the European Union (EU).
Ireland is a very welcoming country for international students and the feedback is very positive from the beginning right through to graduation!
Irish Medical Schools have a worldwide reputation for providing excellent student welfare, support systems and personal mentoring which helps students succeed and become exceptional doctors.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
5-year Programmes: 36 points (excluding core points) to include 3 HL subjects with Chemistry and at least one other HL science subject (Physics or Biology).
All 4 IUMC universities have 5 Year Programmes.
6-year Programmes: Students who do not meet the above requirements may be considered for the 6-year programme. This is available at University College Dublin (UCD) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).
5-year Programmes – AAA is the minimum entry standard (including Chemistry and at least one other science subject)
6-year Programmes – Students who do not meet the above requirements may be considered for the 6-year programme. The 6 year programme is available at University College Dublin and National University of Ireland, Galway
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English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum individual sections 6.5)
TOEFL: 90 (minimum – Listening 23 / Reading 21 / Speaking 22 / Writing 23)
Exemption: In certain cases, students may be exempt from IELTS or TOEFL if they can provide alternative proof of English proficiency. Exemptions will be decided by the Medical and Dental schools.
Students must pass an admissions interview to be considered for a place.
APPLY IN 5 EASY STEPS
Step 1: Complete our short enquiry form and our team will contact you with relevant details in line with your background.
Step 2: After initial review our team will advise on requirements and send you application documents. One-to-one Zoom consultations can be arranged for students, parents and school counsellors.
Step 3: Our team will collect all required supporting documents from you and process your application (EUR 50 application fee)
Step 4: Shortlisted candidates interview with the leading Medical and Dental Schools in Ireland
Step 5: Successful applicants will receive an offer to a top Medical or Dental School in Ireland
Costs: Aside from the application fee of EUR 50, our services are completely free