The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain, or RCSI Bahrain, is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1784. RCSI Bahrain is also licenced by the Higher Education Council in the Kingdom of Bahrain as an independent private university, and like its counterpart in Dublin, is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.
With a long-standing history of educating Bahraini students, RCSI was invited to set up its own campus on the island and the University officially opened its doors to a cohort of 28 medical students in 2004. Today, the purpose-built campus – which features a host of teaching spaces, laboratories, offices, a library, a restaurant, a dedicated student support centre and extensive sports and recreational facilities – is home to a student body of more than 1,300 across Schools of Medicine; Nursing and Midwifery and Postgraduate Studies and Research.
Through the provision of high-quality transnational education aligned across three continents, RCSI Bahrain is recognised around the world for producing practice-ready graduates who can compete for international places. The University is also focused on developing original research and development across the health and biomedical sciences in line with the requirements of the region.
RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI in Dublin, Ireland. It was officially opened in October 2004. RCSI Bahrain is internationally recognized as a world-class institution providing healthcare education and training in the Kingdom, the other GCC states, MENA and beyond. RCSI Bahrain is also developing its world-wide reputation for original research and development across the health and biomedical sciences relevant to the healthcare requirements of the Middle East.
In 2004, 28 students from Bahrain, India, Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Yemen were admitted to the inaugural foundation year for Medicine.
In October 2006, the School of Nursing & Midwifery admitted its first cohort of students and the same year the School of Postgraduate Studies & Research was established. In addition to the medical programmes, the School of Medicine has a Medical Commencement Programme (MCP). The School of Nursing & Midwifery has undergraduate and bridging BSc programmes.