From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extra-curricular activities.
UCD believe passionately in training doctors who see the world through the eyes of the patient, and you will interact with and learn from patients throughout your time at UCD. You’ll shadow GPs, learn from patient educators and train at Ireland’s most extensive network of teaching hospitals.
The curriculum is intensive, internationally recognised and delivered by some of Ireland’s best scientists and clinical educators.
Our courses are delivered by national and international experts to more than 1,600 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, but despite the scale of our operations, we place community, friendship and student support at the centre of our educational philosophy. We are driven not just by the desire to provide our students with the best possible education, but also by a belief that the health professionals of tomorrow benefit from a supportive, collegial environment, in which extra-curricular talents and interests can thrive alongside academic excellence. I look forward to welcoming you to University College Dublin.
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5 & 6 YEARS
Number of Medical students:
240 PER YEAR
Total Number of students:
MODERN, MODULARISED CURRICULUM
EARLY AND CONTINUAL PATIENT CONTACT
MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL
IRELAND’S MOST EXTENSIVE CLINICAL NETWORK
TAUGHT BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED EXPERTS
Students at UCD experience the benefits of an integrated curriculum that introduces patient contact and clinical skills at an early stage. Our programmes combine lectures, seminars, case studies, patient education sessions, simulations and clinical-based ‘real-world’ learning. Our innovative UCD Horizons programme allows students to tailor their own degree and choose electives from any part of the university.
Located in the UCD Science District on the Belfield campus, the UCD Health Sciences Centre is a modern, purpose-built facility which houses a clinical skills laboratory, simulated clinical environments, anatomical dissection facility, 120-seat computer-aided learning suite, and over 1300m2 of wet and dry research spaces.
The main hospitals associated with the programme are St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and there are more than 20 other training hospitals and some 100 primary care practices in which students learn. You will also benefit from a diverse range of exciting international placement opportunities.
Our undergraduate students are encouraged to immerse themselves in structured medical research throughout their studies. This approach is consistent with our desire to shape not just world-class healthcare professionals, but also scientific innovators, who will advance the boundaries of medical understanding and contribute to the development of new therapies and treatments for the benefit of our patients.
Over 25,000 students and academics explore and learn in the creative and collegial environment of UCD’s Belfield campus. This attractive, leafy 320 acre campus hosts a unique mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise facilities, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities within a short distance of Dublin’s city centre.
UCD residences vary from traditional halls of residence-style accommodation with shared kitchen and dining facilities, to catered accommodation and self-catering apartments for two to six students. Facilities also include a gym, laundry and a ‘Res Life’ program to build community spirit within the residence.
I chose UCD mainly for its campus life and also because UCD is known for its research work and the student summer research programme. The programme has been the most interesting aspect of my time here. Research prompts me to think, and it is an avenue where I can finally apply what I have studied so far in medical school.