Entry to the five-year or six-year programs will depend on your academic background, including the courses you have taken and your level of achievement. Also, standardized examinations that you may have taken can be highly relevant e.g. IB Candidates who have chemistry at Higher Level are usually considered for the 5 Year Programs.

Candidates presenting with one or more years of college/university are usually considered for the 5 Year Programs.

Additionally, many candidates who have received their undergraduate degree apply to the 5-year programs (where MCAT is not required) at The National University of Ireland, Galway, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain.

To be eligible for the 4 Year Graduate Entry Program, students are required to have completed their undergraduate degree program prior to the September entry and must also have taken the MCAT.

Atlantic Bridge will provide specific guidance on your eligibility based on the information you submit on your Application Request Form.

 SIX-YEAR COURSES 

There are two pathways to enter the Six-Year Programs.

  1. Directly from high school with courses in biology, chemistry and either physics or mathematics

or

  1. Currently attending college/university but will not have an undergraduate degree by the September entry. If in this category, you may also be eligible for a 5 Year Program (see below, Five Year Courses). The Admissions Committees will determine the program to which you are most suited based on your academic background

Candidates who fit either of the above categories may apply to the 6 Year Programs at the following schools:

        • University College Dublin (UCD)
        • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB)

FIVE-YEAR COURSES

There are two pathways of entry to the Five-Year Programs.

  1. A) Directly from high school with specific subjects and scores in the IB Examinations (including chemistry at Higher Level) or with AP examinations in biology, chemistry and either physics or calculus

or

         B) Currently attending college/university but will not have an undergraduate degree by the September entry

Candidates in the above categories may apply to the following schools:

        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
        • The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
        • University College Cork (UCC)
        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB)

2. Applicants who will have completed an undergraduate degree by the September entry may apply to the 5 Year Programs (MCAT not required) at the following schools:

        • Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
        • The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB)

NOTE: UCC and RCSI expect students who will have completed an undergraduate degree program by September of the year of entry to take the MCAT and apply to the 4 Year GEM Program only.

FOUR-YEAR COURSES

A bachelor’s degree and MCAT are required. The MCAT can be written as late as April of the year of entry and an undergraduate degree must be awarded before the September entry. The four-year course is also referred to as the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) Program.

        • University College Cork
        • University College Dublin
        • The University of Limerick
        • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

Note: The Admissions Committees consider every application individually and on its own merits, taking into account the degree of difficulty involved in the undergraduate degree or high school curriculum, the competitiveness of the school, course load taken by the applicant and a number of other factors. Students are expected to present high marks as the application process is competitive.

Atlantic Bridge will provide specific guidance on your eligibility based on the information you submit on your Application Request Form.