Welcome from Professor Mary Horgan, Dean, School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at University College Cork was founded in 1849 and has a long established tradition of teaching, research and scholarship in the practice of Medicine.  Our mission is to provide doctors of the future with a world class, student centered education, based on current knowledge, informed by research and with an awareness of societal needs.  Our graduates excel in clinical practice and research and are well recognized internationally for these qualities.

The School of Medicine offers two types of medical degree programmes: one for school leavers and the second for university graduates. Both programmes are tailored to the educational needs of the students.  Our curriculum emphasizes the integration of life sciences and clinical practice from the outset.  Students experience early clinical exposure which ensures that students learn that patient and public health is at the centre of the learning experience.  Our graduates develop the necessary skills to be excellent clinicians and critical thinkers with an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The School has highly successful research programs in areas such as Food and Health, Cancer, Maternal and Child Health, Elderly Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis and Health Policy and Population Health.  Developing each student’s research skills is a pivotal component of our curriculum and students have the opportunity of working with world class researchers in the College of Medicine and Health. 

On behalf of the School of Medicine, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.5 Year Direct Entry Medical Programme Prospectus (9,378kB)



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