MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Our curriculum is patient-centred and continually adapts to the needs of society and developments in medical knowledge. You’ll learn from world-class educators and patients in state-of-the-art facilities, immerse yourself in our acclaimed undergraduate student research programme and beneﬁt from a diverse, international student population.
The main hospitals associated with our programme are St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. In addition, there are more than 20 other training hospitals and more than 100 primary care practices that will facilitate your learning. You will also beneﬁt from a diverse range of exciting international placement opportunities.
Focuses on core sciences and their application to Medicine. Highlights include:
Focuses on the structure and function of healthy organ systems. Highlights include:
Third & Fourth Year
Complete the study of organ systems in health and disease. Begin clinical attachments. Highlights include:
Fifth & Sixth Year
Immersive clinical attachments, instruction in the various medical specialties, clinical elective and professional completion. Highlights include:
The Medicine programme combines lectures, seminars, patient educator sessions, simulations, small group tutorials and clinical bedside learning.
You may be interested in the following Blog posts: Doing the rounds as a Medicine student, Why study Medicine in UCD: A student perspective. Student explanation of UCD’s Biomedical Health & Life Sciences degree programme.
Our international network offers students exciting opportunities to gain experience overseas. Scholarships are available to support elective periods in clinical and academic centres all over the world.
Graduates of the School have achieved worldwide recognition in clinical practice, research and healthcare leadership. Following graduation, you are required to work as a supervised intern for a year by the Irish Medical Council. This can be followed by training towards a career in a wide variety of specialties and settings including hospitals, primary care facilities, or laboratory-based diagnosis and research.
Opportunities for Research
The Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) programme is an eight-week research opportunity that brings to life our commitment to foster a passion for enquiry, discovery and investigative research for more than 100 students each year.
“Clinical attachments have been the most enjoyable aspect of my medical degree, as this is where we put theory to practice, and gain a deeper understanding of patient care. We gain experience in a wide variety of specialist teaching hospitals around Dublin, and I was fortunate to complement this core clinical training with elective placements abroad in Austria, New Zealand and the USA. Though the course is challenging, there is still time to get involved with UCD’s student societies and sports clubs in the early years. The School of Medicine also offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for students, ranging from supervised research projects to inter-disciplinary summer schools abroad.”
Sinead Mulroy, UCD Ad Astra Scholar, Graduate
UCD School of Medicine Oﬃce C134,
1st Floor Health Sciences Centre
Tel: +353 1 716 6686