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    Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

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    I am looking for solid U.K. schools. Is RCS (Ireland) accommodating to U.S. students? I have not yet finished my premedical requirements, but I graduated from a reputable college with a 3.3 G.P.A. Thus far, I have a 3.5 G.P.A in the premed classes. Finally, I am looking for a good foreign medical school guidebook. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

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    Re: Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefy
    I am looking for solid U.K. schools. Is RCS (Ireland) accommodating to U.S. students? I have not yet finished my premedical requirements, but I graduated from a reputable college with a 3.3 G.P.A. Thus far, I have a 3.5 G.P.A in the premed classes. Finally, I am looking for a good foreign medical school guidebook. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
    yes but its not a UK school. you should try for us schools however first.
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    ireland/uk

    Here is every school we recognize in the US in Ireland

    http://imed.ecfmg.org/results.asp?co...e&psize=25

    here is the UK

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    Re: Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefy
    I am looking for solid U.K. schools. Is RCS (Ireland) accommodating to U.S. students? I have not yet finished my premedical requirements, but I graduated from a reputable college with a 3.3 G.P.A. Thus far, I have a 3.5 G.P.A in the premed classes. Finally, I am looking for a good foreign medical school guidebook. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
    If you are interested in Irish schools, you should check out the Europe forum at http://forums.studentdoctor.net A number of North Americans attending Irish medical schools post there.

    Irish schools have excellent reputations. However, there is one very significant downside: cost. Due in part to their relatively expensive tuition and the weak dollar, they are not for the 'financially' faint of heart.

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    I looked into Irish schools after discovering that their reputation was even better than that of Caribbean schools. I spoke with a grad who is now a resident at Harvard who highly recommended the schools, and felt solid about the quality of the schools.

    I have always been of the opinion that you get the education that you pay for, so when people debated about the cost of Ross vs. SGU, I never really paid attention, because I figured that you get loans and you pay them back and ultimately it is worth it. However, the cost of RCSI is truly exorbitant. I guess that it is normally expensive, but presently, with the weakening of the dollar and the growing strength of the Euro, I discovered that the cost of attending RCSI, for TUITION ONLY, is about US$275,000. The program that you apply through, Atlantic Bridge, also offers enrollment at three other, slightly cheaper schools, but that tuition still comes out to US$225,000-$250,000. I really just could not see paying that much, figuring that the cost of living in Dublin (a fairly expensive city) would add probably another $100,000 to the overall cost.

    Furthermore, Atlantic Bridge wants you to apply very early, and if accepted, to hold your place it is a non-refundable deposit of $5,000.

    So, there are my thoughts, but maybe you're the extreme version of me in which NO cost matters. If so, RCSI is a great school-- it's where Joseph Lister first presented his findings on sepsis. Fun stuff! Good luck in your search.

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    timeline.

    also note some of the irish schools require 5-6 years, not four.
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