Welcome from Dean of School

The School of Medicine at University College Cork was founded in 1849 and has a long tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. We provide doctors of the future with a world class, student-centred and evidence-based medical education, informed by societal needs. Our graduates are recognized internationally as excellent clinicians and critical thinkers with an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

The medical curriculum at UCC emphasizes the integration of life sciences and clinical practice from the outset. Students have early clinical exposure and patient care is at the centre of the learning experience. Developing students' research skills is an integral part of the programme and our students have the opportunity of working with world-class researchers in areas such as food and health, cancer, maternal and child health, elderly medicine, cystic fibrosis and public health.

Students come from all over the world to study Medicine at UCC, and bring a rich diversity to the student experience. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in medical training and in medical research and we look forward to welcoming you to our medical school.


Professor Paula O'Leary MD, FRCPI, FRCPath(Immunol), FFPathRCPI 

Dean, School of Medicine, University College Cork


School of Medicine

Scoil an Leighis

Room 2.59, T12 AK54