The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) was founded in 1784 to train surgeons and it is now a school for medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, and healthcare management. RCSI is responsible for setting the highest standards in surgical care and training in Ireland and is an internationally recognised medical school with over 200 years of heritage. RCSI believes that the patient is at the centre of everything they do. RCSI values innovation, excellence, independence, academic freedom, diversity, tolerance, and community. They are committed to enhancing human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research, and service. They also always strive to improve human health, to continuously improve education and research programmes and to form strong relationships with partners and communities. For more information, please visit

RCSI Research Summer School

Organised by Dr. Sarah O’Neill, the Research Summer School (RSS) aims to support undergraduate health science students in carrying out research by immersing them into RCSI’s research based community. The programme aims to instil students with a passion for research and empower them with the skills required to undertake scientific research. Through the RSS, students will be introduced to a wide variety of research skills such as project management, statistics, DNA analysis techniques, protein immuno-detection, and cell culture. In addition, a weekly ‘Discovery Series’ will take place where researchers from the college discuss their areas of research with the students. For more information, please visit