MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN400
CAO Points Range 2016: 730* - 776 (Combined CAO & HPAT)
Length of Course: 6 Years *
Average Intake: 90
Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, A third language, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & one other recognised subject.
You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects
Minimum 480 CAO points or equivalent which must be achieved in the same examination sitting as subject matriculation requirements.
*Exemptions from Stage 1:
Each year, depending on availability of places, some entrants are granted exemption from stage 1. Generally these are graduates or those who have at least 1 year of successful third level experience in a relevant discipline. School leavers are not considered.
Healthcare Screening & Garda/Police Vetting: Candidates are required to undergo a mandatory healthcare screening process & Garda/Police vetting.
Plus HPAT admission test. For scoring details click here.
Why is this course for me?
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 facilitate your learning. You will also benefit from a diverse range of exciting international placement opportunities.
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.
What Will I Study
Focuses on core sciences and their application to Medicine. Highlights include:
- Human Ethics
- Healthcare Imaging
- Science Medicine & Society
Focuses on the structure and function of healthy organ systems. Highlights include:
- Anatomy Dissection
- Interviewing patients in the community
Third & Fourth Year
Complete the study of organ systems in health and disease. Begin clinical attachments. Highlights include:
- Clinical attachments in Hospitals
- Clinical Diagnosis & Therapeutics
- Respiratory Diseases
Fifth & Sixth Year
Immersive clinical attachments, instruction in the various medical specialties, clinical elective and professional completion. Highlights include:
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- General Practice & Community Medicine
- Legal Medicine
- Public Health Medicine
- Professional Completion
The Medicine programme combines lectures, seminars, patient educator sessions, simulations, small group tutorials and clinical bedside learning. Assessment methods include end-of-semester exams, practicals and continuous assessment.
Assessment methods include end-ofsemester exams, practicals and continuous assessment.
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.
“Starting on my clinical placement has been by far the most interesting part of the course. It’s fascinating to see the things we’ve studied in text books and lectures actually happening, and we get to be really involved in patient care, so each day is different. I would say hands down it’s the best decision you will ever make. I’ve met so many great friends and the entire college experience has been so rewarding.”
Niamh Crotty, Graduate