Overview of Medical Schools Within this section are overviews of the six Irish medical schools which annually admit full complements of North American students and links to their respective websites. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Trinity College is located in Dublin’s city centre. The School of Medicine was founded in 1711 and has been teaching medicine for over 300 years. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) The historic Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, located adjacent to St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, was founded in 1784. Currently more than 60 nationalities are represented within RCSI’s international student body with almost 25% from North America. University College Dublin (UCD) University College Dublin is the largest university in Ireland, and its Medical School was founded in 1855. University College Cork (UCC) University College Cork is located in the city of Cork on the southern coast of Ireland and has taught medicine since 1849. National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) National University of Ireland, Galway is located in the city of Galway on Ireland’s west coast and has trained future physicians since its founding in 1849. University of Limerick (UL) University of Limerick is Ireland’s newest medical school. The medical program was launched in 2007 using a PBL (problem based learning) approach to medical education. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB) The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain has been delivering healthcare education to the highest international standards since 2004.