Founded in 1845, University College Cork (UCC) has a long history in medical education and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Today, almost 3000 international students from over 100 countries attend the University. At UCC, we train 21st Century doctors for 21st Century Healthcare, using a modern, systems-based curriculum and state of the art teaching facilities. Central to this is early patient contact and excellent bedside teaching by experienced clinicians. We provide doctors of the future with a world class, student-centred and evidence-based medical education, informed by societal needs.
At UCC, we believe in training doctors who demonstrate superior knowledge, skills, and attitudes; doctors who are passionate, enquiring and enthusiastic; who will take up senior positions in institutes all over the world. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in medical training and we look forward to welcoming you to our medical school. UCC with a world class, student-centred and evidence-based medical education, informed by societal needs.
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The medical curriculum at UCC is an integrated systems-based curriculum that emphasizes the integration of life sciences and clinical practice from the outset. Students have early clinical exposure and spend most of their last three years in full-time clinical placement.
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex is a modern purpose-built building, just a few minutes walk from main campus. Most of the basic sciences and clinical skills teaching takes place here. The Physiology Department and the world-renowned FLAME Anatomy lab are located in the nearby Western Gateway Complex. The ASSERT Advanced Simulation Training Centre is the newest addition (2016) to the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.
Most of our teaching hospitals are only a short walk from campus. Our extensive network of teaching hospitals includes Ireland’s only Level 1 Trauma Centre. Students receive teaching in all specialities allowing for a diverse range of clinical experiences.
Developing students’ research skills is an integral part of the medical programme at UCC and students have the opportunity of working with world-class researchers in one of Ireland’s leading research institutions. All students complete a final Year Project and many students present their projects at national and international conferences and publish their work in peer-reviewed publications.
The UCC campus is situated in a beautiful riverside setting, within walking distance of the city. Old limestone buildings blend seamlessly with stunning modern architecture against a backdrop of mature gardens. The UCC Student Experience is unrivalled – a beautiful campus, amazing sports facilities, and a gem of a city – and all within walking distance.
UCC has superb high quality safe student accommodation within a short walk of campus. The apartments and houses are all very near each other, so that students are never far away from their friends and giving a lively, friendly feel to this part of the city.
MING TOW CHAN
Studying in UCC has been life changing. The campus is a short distance to Cork city centre and student accommodation is within walking distance. The Irish are renowned for their friendliness and I have found them to be extremely warm and welcoming, making it very easy to settle in. The medical faculty (professors and lecturers) have been really impressive, and actively engage students and promote class participation. They are always willing to assist with any problems and this really improves the quality of learning and understanding. Being in UCC also gives you the opportunity to explore new places and is definitely a wonderful and life-changing experience.
Singapore; UCC, Medical Student
GOH SHU YI
When I first came to Cork I was quite nervous as I was not sure what to expect. Having lived here for five years, I can now say that it is an experience I would trade with no other! The support system here is really strong and my journey was eased with the help of my classmates and lecturers. However, despite the busy schedule, I still manage to squeeze in some weekend trips around Cork which is surrounded by gorgeous places for a big fan of nature like me.