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Research Summer School

Fostering early development of research skills within our undergraduate student body.

RCSI runs an annual Research Summer School (RSS) that provides an opportunity for undergraduate students across all campuses (RCSI, Bahrain and Penang) to become involved in research projects during the summer months.

The vast majority of the projects are funded through the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) in conjunction with the Alumni Office, SARA Office, The Charitable Infirmary Charitable Trust, the Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland, the Madeleine Farrell Bequest and the Boulos Hanna endowment for Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare.

Projects range across a broad spectrum of disciplines, from biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, immunology and inflammation, microbiology, molecular oncology, neurosciences and physiology, pharmacology, and cognitive science to clinical investigation and bioethics.

Participants selected for the program spend usually 8 weeks in the summer (June-September) in a laboratory or clinical setting, working on a research project under the supervision of a RCSI Principal Investigator (PI). During this time students are also encouraged to participate in laboratory meetings, data analysis, journal clubs, and a Friday discovery series of lectures.