Dr. Eric Landymore

Medicine • University of Limerick • Graduate Entry Program

Dr. Eric Landymore, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, graduated from the Graduate Entry Medicine Program at the University of Limerick. Click the video below to view Eric’s story.
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Jasdeep Badwal

Medicine • Trinity College Dublin • Five Year Program

Jasdeep BadwalI arrived at Trinity having just completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With its long-standing history, prime location within the city center, and worldwide recognition, I quickly realized that Trinity is a great school to study at for my medical education. Indeed, a medical degree from Trinity will not go unnoticed, with almost all North Americans being accepted into residency training programs in the USA and Canada...........
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Rimpy Cheema

Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Graduate Entry Program

At the time of my medical school application I applied broadly, knowing little about Ireland. From the website and forums, I learned that students from Ireland had a good reputation for getting residency on return to Canada. However, it was not until my acceptance to RCSI and subsequent journey that I realized the incredible opportunity I had been granted. Nothing could have prepared me for that..........
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Michelle Arakgi

Medicine • NUI Galway • Five Year Program

Michelle ArakgiEver since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a doctor. I did everything I could to enable myself to achieve this goal. Once I graduated university, I applied to both North American medical schools as well as schools in Ireland via the Atlantic Bridge Program. I was accepted to the National University […]
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Dr. Justin Lau

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

In 2010, I received my acceptance letter to start Graduate Entry Medicine at University College Cork. Having applied only on the advice of a family friend, I knew nothing about Ireland and was anxious to start my medical education so far from home. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Over my four […]
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Rebecca Berardelli

Medicine • University College Dublin • Six Year Program

I always knew I was going to attend Medical School at some point in my life. Did I know I would be attending Medical School in Ireland at the age of 18? Maybe not, but I sure am glad that this is how my life played out. I applied through Atlantic Bridge in Grade 12 […]
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Neil Desai

Medicine • University College Dublin • Graduate Entry Program

Neil DesaiI couldn’t be happier with my decision to move to Ireland for medical school. Having visited Dublin prior to applying, I, unlike many of my North American classmates, had some idea of what to expect. I had no idea, however, that I would appreciate my time here as much as I have. The graduate entry […]
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Kevin Schreiber

Medicine • RCSI Bahrain • Five Year Program

The college itself is a beautiful facility. If you look beyond the attractive modern campus next to the ocean and the incredible new King Hamad University Hospital though, you will see that the true beauty of the university lies within the learning environment and caring staff...........
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Dr. Adrian Tam

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

I think the major worry attached to studying abroad is the uncertainty of being able to come home to Canada afterwards. Fortunately, Irish schools are all internationally recognized meaning that you’ll be able to avoid many of the barriers getting back into North American residency programs that graduates from other parts of Europe might encounter. […]
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Elisabeth Lauesen

Medicine • Trinity College Dublin • Five Year Program

I was applying to medical schools in the US and UK, and when a family member happened across the Atlantic Bridge website and encouraged me to apply. At the time, I knew barely anything about Ireland or the medical schools there and thought, “why not add another country to my list?” I checked the boxes […]
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Meagan Nolan

Medicine • University of Limerick • Graduate Entry Program

Meghan NolanApplying to go to medical school abroad is scary, believe me I know, and getting accepted is sometimes even scarier. I applied to the Atlantic Bridge programme on kind of on a whim, not thinking I’d get into Medical School here in Ireland as I’d heard it was quite competitive for foreign students. I vaguely remember […]
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Tyler York

Medicine • RCSI Bahrain • Five Year Program

My path to attending RCSI-Bahrain has been anything but traditional. I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I then moved to New York City in the fall of 2009 to attend NYU for my Bachelor’s degree. While at NYU, I took most of the required pre-medical courses and also studied abroad at NYU […]
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Lindsay McMurray

Medicine • University of Limerick • Graduate Entry Program

Lindsay McMurrayThree months after finishing my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario I hopped on a plane and flew across the Atlantic to start my new adventure. I had been offered a position in the Graduate Entry Medicine Program at the University of Limerick, and without ever having been to Ireland before, I made […]
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Dr. Conor Lavelle

Medicine • Trinity College Dublin • Five Year Program

As a resident doctor now, I can honestly say that my training during these years is still helping me; the foundation I built at Trinity has given me the knowledge I need to be successful in my career, and I am getting very positive feedback from my preceptors and supervisors.
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Kate McKnight

Medicine • NUI Galway • Five Year Program

Kate McKnightI have always known that I would go medical school, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be in Ireland. After applying through Atlantic Bridge and being accepted into medical school in Ireland, I often wonder why I didn’t think of this option sooner. The answer may lie in the magnitude […]
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Saki Miwa

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

Saki MiwaI had first heard about Atlantic Bridge through a friend of mine who was studying at RCSI. I had visited her in Dublin before and had a great impression of the city, and her rave reviews about Ireland convinced me to apply. Nonetheless, when I got my acceptance to UCC, I still had a hard […]
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Torin Glass

Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Six Year Program

Torin GlassAfter more than five years of long laborious medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), I’ve grown to love all that is quintessentially Irish (not including leprechauns, green beer, or four leaf clovers). From my days as a young pre-medical student to now as a nearly qualified doctor, Ireland has provided me with ...
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Aly Dhala

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

Aly DhalaMoving to Ireland to study medicine was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever had to make, and it has been an amazing experience so far. Studying medicine in a different country, so far away from home is a big undertaking, but after spending a little over two years in Cork, I’m convinced it was […]
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Andrea Burke

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

Andrea BurkeIf you had told me two and a half years ago that I was going to be spending four years of my life in a city called Cork, I probably would have laughed in disbelief. Originally, I had not considered studying medicine abroad an option and it wasn’t until I applied to Irish medical schools […]
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Robert Coke

Medicine • University of Limerick • Graduate Entry Program

Robert CokeI started Graduate Entry Medicine at the University of Limerick without really knowing what to expect. The next 4 years proved to be some of the most memorable I have ever had, while also providing an amazing learning experience. During the first 2 years, the program at UL is centered around problem-based learning (PBL), a teaching […]
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Breanne Bailey

Medicine • Trinity College Dublin • Five Year Program

Breanne BaileyI came to Ireland as a mature student, having decided go back and start medical school at the age of 29. I chose Trinity College Dublin because I knew I would receive a world-class medical education and have the resources of a vibrant, major European city available to me. Dublin has three medical schools for […]
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Emily Kuhlmann

Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Graduate Entry Program

Emily KuhlmannMedical school is a time for great advancement in terms of intellectual knowledge, communicational skills, and professionalism. However, medical school also has the potential to become so much more. It is a time for immense personal growth, and going abroad to a unique and extraordinary country such as Ireland to do your training will definitely […]
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Sasha Litwin

Medicine • University College Dublin • Graduate Entry Program

Sasha LitwinAfter almost two years living and studying medicine in Dublin, I feel like this city has become my home and my classmates, my second family. When I applied to Atlantic Bridge, I checked off all three medical schools in Dublin without knowing much about each school. Honestly, I didn’t know that much about Ireland other […]
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Katherine Martin

Medicine • NUI Galway • Five Year Program

Katherine MartinOne of my favourite aspects of the program is the diversity of the student body. I have enthusiastic, jovial, classmates – the welcoming Irish and some of which have ventured from afar - Canadian (like myself), American, German and Malaysian. In addition to learning about medicine, I have the pleasure of working with individuals from all over the world, further enriching my experience...
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Rani Ojah

Medicine • Trinity College Dublin • Five Year Program

Rani OjhaThe fluidity of applying to medical schools in Ireland through the Atlantic Bridge program which was nothing short of therapeutic.....
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Katie Dunleavy

Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Graduate Entry Program

Katie Dunleavy’s first degree was music, with a minor in medicine. “My focus on music was as an opera singer and I took my degree very seriously. I really enjoyed it and I knew it was something I excelled in. As a child I had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall, so I knew […]
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Conor Bell

Medicine • NUI Galway • Six Year Program

Conor BellI was quickly enthralled with the Irish lifestyle, the strange accents, and the love of tea, sports and all things Irish.
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Mehtaab Uppal

Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Five Year Program

Mehtaab UppalGraduating from high school is an exciting time – prom, parties, and the feeling that freedom is right around the corner. Some people have a million ideas about what they want to do next, and others have no clue. Some of us know exactly what we want to do, we have a passion for helping […]
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Dennis Hopkinson

Medicine • University College Cork • Graduate Entry Program

Dennis HopkinsonOn a Saturday in March, I was about to start teaching my first trombone lesson of the day when the mail came. To my complete surprise, there was a large envelope in the mail from the Atlantic Bridge program, which contained my acceptance to the University College Cork Graduate Entry to Medicine program. I was […]
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Chris Dockx

Medicine • University of Limerick • Graduate Entry Program

Chris DockxOne down, three to go. I find it hard to believe that my first year of studying medicine at the University of Limerick’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) is complete. It seems not long ago that I was in the midst of putting together my application, which was followed shortly thereafter by an interview invitation, […]
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