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Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2020 will be held in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on St. Stephens Green in the heart of Dublin City Centre.

RCSI (The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) was established on 11 February 1784 and for over 200 years has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


About RCSI

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

RCSI, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is home to Ireland’s largest medical school, one of the world’s leading international medical schools, as well as prestigious Schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing & Midwifery, Postgraduate Studies and an Institute of Leadership.

Surgery, Postgraduate Faculties & Professional Bodies

RCSI is the professional training body for Surgery in Ireland. Today, under statutory authority, it manages postgraduate residency training, memberships and fellowships and continuous professional development through its Department of Surgical Affairs, Faculties of Radiologists, Dentistry, Sports & Exercise Medicine and Nursing & Midwifery. RCSI also operates the Irish Institute of Pharmacy on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 

Research Institute

The RCSI is home to some Ireland’s foremost research institutes and centres.  RCSI is committed to performing high levels of research activity, to commercialising intellectual property arising from its research, and to developing collaborative links with industry, educational and research institutions both nationally and internationally.

Albert Lecture Theatre, RCSI

International

More than 84 countries are represented on RCSI’s international student body. The College has a strong international presence with a University in Bahrain; two Medical Schools in Malaysia (at Perdana University and Penang Medical College, jointly with UCD); and an Institute of Leadership in Dubai. RCSI is independent, international and progressive.

26 York Street

A new addition to the RCSI city centre campus – and in 2018 voted Ireland’s favourite building at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2018 – 26 York Street is the most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre in Europe with the largest clinical simulation facility in Europe. The National Surgical & Clinical Skills Centre is the first of its kind outside the United States and is designed to mirror a real hospital, with surgical and training suites including clinical skills labs, a mock operating theatre and clinical training wards. .

Facts and figures*

  • RCSI was established on 11 February 1784
  • Total registered students: 3,271
  • Undergraduate students: 2,291
  • Postgraduate students: 1,043
  • Surgical trainees: 346 
  • Number of staff: 1,141
  • The Surgical College is the national training body for surgery in Ireland.
  • More than 80 countries are represented on RCSI’s international student body.
  • RCSI has a University in Bahrain; two Medical Schools in Malaysia (at Perdana University and Penang Medical College, jointly with UCD); and an Institute of Leadership in Dubai.
  • RCSI is a not-for-profit organisation.
  • RCSI’s Mission: to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health