MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN401
CAO Points Range 2018: GAMSAT Score Range 2018 - 58
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 77
Minimum grade of second-class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in ﬁrst Honours Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.
All applicants will be required to submit a current GAMSAT score. Places are awarded via the CAO on the basis of GAMSAT scores. Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.
Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would aﬀect their registration with the Irish Medical Council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case appeal basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine Programme Board.
Further information on application process here
Why is this course for me?
UCD Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) provides an innovative, science-driven and patient-centred curriculum, delivered by world-class educators in state-of-the-art facilities.
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 facilitate your learning.
This intensive, focused course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree who wish to pursue a career in medicine.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates of the School have achieved worldwide recognition in clinical practice, research and healthcare leadership. Upon graduation, you must complete one year as an intern to gain full registration with the Irish Medical Council. You may then pursue training towards a career in a wide variety of specialties, in diverse settings, including hospitals and primary care facilities, or laboratory-based diagnosis and research.
Opportunities for Research
Each year, approximately 100 Medicine students undertake an 8-week supervised laboratory, clinical or medical education projects in Ireland or at one of our partner institutions in the Student Summer Research programme. The programme brings to life our commitment to foster in our students a passion for enquiry, discovery and investigative research.
What Will I Study
First & Second Year
In the first semester, you’ll take a series of modules that introduce the application of medical science to the study of biological systems and disease. You’ll also learn the clinical skills needed for the rest of the programme. The remainder of the first two years integrates the medical science disciplines, while gradually expanding your professional capabilities in a clinical environment.
Third & Fourth Year
In the final two years, hospital and community placements with structured clinical education complete your degree. During your clinical training, you’ll participate in a series of specialist rotations, including medicine, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics and paediatrics. Finally, you’ll undertake our acclaimed Professional Completion module to integrate your knowledge and prepare you for life as an intern.
Learning methods include lectures, small group sessions, practicals and enquiry-based learning in the classroom and at the bedside
International Study Opportunities
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.
“My time at UCD has been both academically stimulating and personally rewarding. From student research competitions to Hospitals Rugby and more, the University, and the Graduate Entry Medicine programme in particular, caters for all interests. Entering clinical years has allowed me to focus my career goals and gain a true appreciation for a patient-centred approach to medicine. There is a real sense of camaraderie among my classmates and their support and that of the faculty is tremendous. I look forward to my upcoming summer electives in North America, and then my return to UCD for my ﬁnal year. I’m delighted to say that my experience has been nothing but positive and I know that UCD Medicine has fully prepared me for my medical career.”
Hilary Dowdall, Student