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RCSI Bahrain

As part of their strategic vision to establish a centre for international education and training, the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, through the good offices of the Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, invited the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to establsih a centre for medical and para-medical education and training in Bahrain.

RCSI Bahrain was opened in 2004 in a temporary facility in the Seef District. The first cohort of students commenced in October 2004. As a constituent university of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI Bahrain delivers courses in Medicine, Nursing, Healthcare Management and Healthcare Ethics & Law to the highest international standards with qualifications that are recognized worldwide.

Construction of the new University commenced in 2005 on a site provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain (adjacent to the newly constructed King Hamad University Hospital). It is a purpose built, state of the art facility with a fully integrated IT system and wireless access in all areas to allow for the maximum use of technology and e-learning in the delivery of the education programmes.

The first phase of the development was completed in October 2008 when our staff and students were transferred from the temporary facility. In February 2009, Irish President Mary McAleese officially opened the new campus in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain. In June 2010 the first cohort of students graduated with degrees recognised by the National University of Ireland.

King Hamad University Hospital will be the main teaching hospital for RCSI Bahrain's Medical School.

 

RCSI Bahrain