List of medical schools in Ireland

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There are seven medical schools in Ireland from which students can obtain a medical degree, including six schools in the Republic of Ireland and one school in Northern Ireland. Medical schools in the Republic of Ireland are accredited by the Medical Council, while Northern Ireland is regulated by the General Medical Council. All schools except University of Limerick Medical School offer undergraduate courses in medicine.

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Name City Established Comments Degree awarded Ref.
National University of Ireland, Galway School of Medicine Galway 1845 Medicine was one of the original founding Faculties of the University. MB BCh BAO [1]
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine Dublin 1784 RCSI is the only independent, not-for-profit medical school in Ireland. Medical qualifications are awarded jointly by the National University of Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, which has independent degree awarding status. MB BCh BAO LRCP&SI [2]
Trinity College, Dublin School of Medicine Dublin 1711 Medicine was taught at Trinity College Dublin in some form since at least the early 1600s, but it was not until 1711 that the School of Medicine was officially founded. BA MB BCh BAO [3]
University College Cork School of Medicine Cork 1849 The first intake to the medical school was 20 students. At the time, the primary medical degree was an MD. MB BCh BAO [4]
University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science Dublin 1854 The Medical School was originally part of the Catholic University, based in Dublin City Centre. MB BCh BAO [5]
University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School Limerick 2007 University of Limerick is the only medical school in Ireland based on Problem-Based Learning. It does not offer medical degrees to undergraduates. BM BS [6]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Name City Established Comment Degree awarded Ref.
Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Belfast 1821 Only United Kingdom medical school to award graduates Bachelor of Obstetrics (BAO) degree. MB BCh BAO [7]

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