1. Designed for applicants entering directly from High School and who have taken biology, chemistry, and either physics or mathematics.
2. Applicants 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. The Admissions Committees will determine the program to which you are most suited based on your academic background. *This does not apply to RCSI-Bahrain.
Students presenting AP Examinations may apply to the following 5 Year Programs. Specific requirements vary by school although Chemistry is required by all schools.
Students presenting IB Examinations may apply to the following 5 Year Programs. Specific requirements vary by school although Chemistry at Higher Level is required.
*Applicants are required to undertake all six IB examinations in one examination session.
Students presenting One or more Years College/University may apply to the following 5 Year Programs.
An undergraduate degree and MCAT are required. The MCAT must be written before May 1st of the year of entry and an undergraduate degree must be awarded before September entry.
*University College Cork: The MCAT must be written within 3 years of the date of entry. e.g. test dates no earlier than August 2019 for 2022 entry.
**University College Dublin: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and minimum MCAT requirement of 503. The MCAT must be written within 2 years of the date of entry. e.g. test dates no earlier than August 2020 for 2022 entry.
***University of Limerick and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: The MCAT must have been written within three years. e.g. test dates no earlier than 2019 for 2022 entry. RCSI’s minimum MCAT requirement is 500.
Additionally, applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree before September Entry are eligible to apply to the 5-Year programs. (MCAT not required)
Atlantic Bridge will provide specific guidance on your eligibility based on the information you submit on your Application Request Form.
Note: four medical schools require an interview:
Interviews will be conducted online with the exception of University of Limerick who conduct in person interviews in North America.
Within this section are overviews of the Irish medical schools which annually admit full complements of North American students and links to their respective websites.
The programs are organized into two broad phases: preclinical and clinical years. There is some variation in courses among the schools, but all the essential preclinical and clinical subjects are covered. Instruction in preclinical years is through individual combinations of lectures, problem-based learning, evidence-based medicine and small-group seminars, tutorials, practicals, laboratories and computer-aided learning. Early patient contact is integrated into the curriculum with more emphasis on problem-based learning which is very popular with students.Find out More
North American students attending medical schools usually make use of available financial aid to cover the costs of their training.
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