Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

  • receive the eCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz. is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

International student interest ‘remained strong’ despite pandemic – RCSI

By Mindo - 21st Sep 2020 | 92 views

Interest among international students who want to attend the RCSI has remained “strong” in recent months, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on travel, the College has told this newspaper.

However, the RCSI was not in position to provide figures for the number of non-EU students expected to attend the new courses beginning this month (September).

“The RCSI continues to be a very popular university for international students who want to study medicine and health sciences and international interest in coming to study at the RCSI has remained strong in the past few months since Covid-19 challenges began,” a College spokesperson told the Medical Independent (MI).

“Our application numbers indicate that most applicants for health professional courses want to continue with their career plans, despite Covid-19.

“We have maintained very regular contact with applicants; continually dealing with their and their family concerns and providing information on how their programme will be delivered.

“However, we won’t know the final number of non-EU students joining us for the academic year 2020/21 until the various programmes commence from September onwards.”

In terms of changes to how teaching will take place in the new academic year the spokesperson told MI, “health professional degree programmes such as those delivered by the RCSI – medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy – cannot be delivered online.”

“They require students to learn laboratory and other techniques and students must also develop patient engagement and assessment skills from early in their programmes. This prepares students for success in the more intense clinical training later in their programmes.

“Teaching may be different next year, with smaller class sizes and blended delivery, but we will ensure that the same learning outcomes will be delivered to all of our students.”

Leave a Reply

Latest Issue
medical news
The Medical Independent 19th May 2022

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read