Jonathan Jeger

Towards the end of my undergraduate studies at Duke University, I decided that I wanted to pursue my medical education outside of the United States. I have family in Western Europe, and I wanted to travel and explore a new culture. I heard about Trinity College from an advisor at Duke, and I decided to…

Dr. Daniel Garcia

My name is Daniel Garcia and I’m a Family Medicine Resident at the University of Saskatchewan. Born and raised in Toronto, I completed my undergraduate and master’s degree at McMaster University before starting my journey in the 4-year Graduate Entry Medicine Program at University College Cork. UCC provided the benefit a smaller class size, approximately…

Dr. Lindsay Cheskes

RCSI offered such a unique medical experience in more ways than I could have imagined.  Early clinical exposure in combination with a thorough didactic Graduate Entry Medicine curriculum provided me with a well-rounded medical education and a solid foundation in clinical skills that will undoubtedly serve me well as a future practitioner. As a medical…

Carol Yassa

When I got my acceptance from Atlantic Bridge, let’s just say my reaction wasn’t a “normal” reaction. I was quite upset that if I accepted, I would be living away from home. But in the end, my dream of pursuing medicine got the best of me. At that time, I did not know that going…

Cameron Kreuger

Moving to Ireland was one of the best decisions I have ever made, both academically and personally. I was in my first year of university at the University of Regina when I applied to UCC through Atlantic Bridge. It was quite daunting to be faced with the idea of not just moving away from home…

Ushma Shah

During the journey of applying for dental school, I had never imagined myself ending up in Europe, let alone Ireland! Initially I was fixated on staying within North America. However, when I heard about the reciprocal agreement between Canada and Ireland, I decided to do a little more research, which eventually led to me applying…

Aavan Matharu

If I could rewind to about a year and a half ago, I could confidently tell you that I did not see myself moving from Ottawa to attend Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The roller coaster dental applications put you through was one in which you would never know where you would end up and when.…

Juliane Markewich

I have been attending University College Cork (UCC) in the five-year medical program for the past year and a half and it has been an incredible journey so far. Since I was fifteen years old I knew I wanted to be a doctor, and as my high school years started passing by, it was time…

Tom Drago

After being accepted to Trinity College in the summer after undergrad I knew that the next five years of my life were going to be challenging, but I knew that Trinity College would be the place that could get me from undergrad to a physician. I had heard about the Atlantic Bridge Program through family…

Jeremy Ivers

I was a non-conventional applicant to medical school. As a mature student, I decided while completing my master’s degree in mathematics that I wished to apply to medical school. For me, the sole factor in choosing a school was the success rate of gaining Canadian residency positions. Through my research I found that outside Canada,…

Alicia Ryan

Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed about becoming a physician. All throughout high school and my undergraduate degree I made sure not to lose sight of that goal. Upon graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, I had heard about Atlantic Bridge and studying medicine abroad from several older students. The thought of living and…

Amy Wheeler

During my undergraduate degree in Canada, I always knew my next step was medicine I just wasn’t sure where I would end up. When I heard about Atlantic Bridge I immediately got in touch and they were very helpful in guiding me through the steps of the application and my options for the future. When…

Matt Fabbro

My time studying medicine at Trinity College Dublin has been very enjoyable. The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields and the course coordinators seem to have a genuine interest in the students grasping the material and excelling in the modules. Medical school can be intimidating as there is so much material to learn.…

Rohil Dureja

Why Ireland? Is a question I have been asked by many, let me take a few moments and explain what the real question should be, why not Ireland? From the scenic landscapes to the amazing hospitality, the country of Ireland does a wonderful job of making you feel at home. It has a vibrant culture…

Kelsey McCarthy

I decided in my last year of Biomedical Science at University of Waterloo that I was going to take the plunge and write my MCAT & apply to medical school the following year, regardless of my previous worries of wasting time and money, considering the competitiveness of Canadian medical schools. My best friend had additionally…

Nawal Almohamad

Like myself, people from all over the world have always dreamt of going to medical school, but they rarely take the time to fully understand what it’s like. Before diving into busy days and incredible expectations at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), it’s important to first look at the best part of being…

Dr. Eric Landymore

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.

Jasdeep Badwal

Jasdeep Badwal

I 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………..

Rimpy Cheema

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……….

Michelle Arakgi

Michelle Arakgi

Ever 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…

Dr. Justin Lau

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…

Rebecca Berardelli

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…

Neil Desai

Neil Desai

I 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…

Dorothea Sarrouf

My name is Dora and I’m in year three of the five-year dental program at University College Cork (UCC). I could not be happier with my decision to come to Ireland. The way I see it, I’m spending 5 years living in Europe, getting a quality education, making amazing friends AND I get to go…

Omar Al Qassab

My name is Omar Al Qassab and I am currently a third-year medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB). Prior to this appointment, I had studied Biology at an undergraduate university in Canada, NB. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I decided to apply to medical school…

Kevin Schreiber

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………..

Cody Waters

When I was young, my parents never settled us in one place for very long. Moving around constantly, I never really established particularly deep roots, so it made sense when I adventured out on my own, first to a new state to attend college and then again when I decided I wanted to continue on…

Dr. Adrian Tam

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.…

Elisabeth Lauesen

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…

Meghan Nolan

Meagan Nolan

Applying 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…

Angela Sullivan

It was never a question for me what I was going to study as I have always wanted to be a physiotherapist. The real question was where. There are so many great places to study in North America and making a decision was going to be difficult. After researching many colleges, I discovered that going…

Tyler York

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…

Grace MacLellan

It’s crazy that this is my final year. Unlike many of the North American students that come to Ireland to study, I did not come with a degree already in hand. I would say that this was one of the most crucial and equally amazing decisions I have ever made. Originally from the small island…

Lindsay McMurray

Lindsay McMurray

Three 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…

Dr. Conor Lavelle

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.

Kate McKnight

Kate McKnight

I 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…

Saki Miwa

Saki Miwa

I 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…

Torin Glass

Torin Glass

After 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 …

Aly Dhala

Aly Dhala

Moving 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…

Andrea Burke

Andrea Burke

If 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…

Robert Coke

Robert Coke

I 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…

Breanne Bailey

Breanne Bailey

I 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…

Emily Kuhlmann

Emily Kuhlmann

Medical 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…

Sasha Litwin

Sasha Litwin

After 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…

Lindsay Aiello

A few years ago if you had asked me to picture my life I wouldn’t have seen myself going to dental school, and certainly not in Ireland. But it has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I am currently in year two of five years at the Dental School…

Katherine Martin

Katherine Martin

One 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…

Katie Dunleavy

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…

Andrea Cheung

Graduating from undergrad in the States was a mixed feeling for me; I had lived four years of an amazing college experience but unlike some of my peers who had their paths all sorted before graduation, I was in a bind. Should I struggle to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a dentist or settle…

Conor Bell

Conor Bell

I was quickly enthralled with the Irish lifestyle, the strange accents, and the love of tea, sports and all things Irish.

Payman Sanamirad

Ah, where do I begin?! Well firstly to those applying or who have applied and are awaiting a response, I hope you choose Belfast! I am currently going into 3rd year dentistry at Queen’s University Belfast and I must say the clinical opportunities you get from day 1 is truly amazing! You get the opportunity…

Matteo Cremonese

The dental program within Trinity is well recognized throughout the world, especially for my fellow Canadians who decide to apply. The Canadian Dental Association has an agreement signed with the Irish Dental Association, that will allow for the graduates from Trinity College Dental School to practice anywhere in Canada…………….

Mehtaab Uppal

Mehtaab Uppal

Graduating 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…

Dennis Hopkinson

Dennis Hopkinson

On 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…

Chris Dockx

Chris Dockx

One 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,…

Marcia Domingos

I am loving the experience and the program at UCC. I was very lucky to enter with a great group of Canadians into the GED program last year and we are now all getting along great! Although it is very challenging at times to be away from my family and my fiancé, it is so…

Michael Zhao

“I am really enjoying studying at UCC and in Ireland. I have no regrets about choosing UCC for my dentistry degree and the GED program here has been very interesting and stimulating. The quality of teaching here is top notch and all of the professors are very happy to help. I am in my second year and…

David Charrette

I am thoroughly enjoying my studies at UCC and am very relieved that I ended up here. The GED program is great. The end of last year was quite a challenge with a heavy work load and many written exams, but a welcome challenge. This year has been very exciting so far as we are doing much…