RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Meet Our Students






Isa Al Hajri
Bahrain, Medicine

RCSI Bahrain has the reputation of being one of the best medical colleges because it offers the perfect studying atmosphere. It follows the approach of mixing fun with knowledge.

The University's qualified teaching staff delivers the curriculum content in the most efficient way.

The activities and events organised by the Student Council offers the interaction needed between students to create a healthy environment. These events also provide fun breaks from all the study and stress.

The ‘Homecoming Festival' was one of the best events organised by the Student Council. It was the first opportunity for the students to mix and break the ice with each other. We made our first friendships that night.

The opening of the Learning Resource Centre is an excellent addition to the campus facilities and offers a quiet and relaxed space to study in.






Susmitha S. Aroli
India, Medical

I still remember the very first day that I walked into RCSI Bahrain. I was like the wide eyed new kindergarten student, wonderstruck, amazed and surprised. I’m currently in my fourth year of medicine and to be absolutely honest I had no idea what was waiting for me and to my own disbelief this University never stopped surprising me. Starting with the facilities, the ambience and ever so helpful, kind, caring, talented and vibrant faculty staff, everything about this university never ceases to amaze me.

My professors always make sure I embrace curiosity, think outside the box, explore possibilities and grab every opportunity with no inhibitions and I’m sure this has helped me structure, shape and develop both professionally and personally.
Yes I do agree that life as a medical student is challenging but RCSI Bahrain has helped me in balancing my career along with extracurricular activities and sports, with regular events to help us all come together, relax and unwind.

RCSI Bahrain has made me what I am today - an assertive, strong, courageous and  a curious young woman. I am definitely on my way to making my dreams come true and all thanks to the whole RCSI Bahrain experience.






Daniel MacManus
Ireland, Medicine

When I heard about the RCSI Bahrain exchange programme I knew that I couldn’t let such a unique opportunity pass me by. Past exchange students and my Arab friends in Dublin had told me amazing stories of their time here and I decided that I wanted to travel to the Middle East. It is true of any experience that you don’t know what you are getting yourself into until you are in the midst of it. Living in Bahrain was no different. I was inspired by the people I met as well as motivated and challenged by the course material. My mind has opened up and I have developed personally and professionally.

The facilities on campus are amazing. I enjoyed my lectures, the interactive teaching methods, the state of the art lecture theatres and the advanced modern design of the campus.
My life has been enriched by my time in RCSI Bahrain. I hope that I am able to return soon to this wonderful University and Country.







Hala Alsaeedi
Bahrain, Medical

RCSI Bahrain lecturers do more than just educate - they have evolved into our personal mentors, helping us overcome challenges, avoid mistakes and move our lives forward into becoming successful doctors.

In addition to the top quality education that is provided to the students, RCSI provides a chance for students to be a part of many opportunities.

In spite of the events that are arranged occasionally, the life of a medical student cannot be said to be anything near to dull or humdrum (lacking excitement or variety). RCSI motivates its students to work hard; however, they also encourage us to take a break once in a while to enjoy a nice evening event with our friends.

During these events, we get to engage with other students at RCSI and get to know them much better. We also come to realize the diverse student population of RCSI, and hence the atmosphere begins to make us feel like a part of a big family.

RCSI Bahrain is not just a medical school, it really is a place that really makes us feel as if we were at home.





Maham Khan
Pakistan, Medicine

I’m in Foundation Year of the Medical Course. Even though I’m only beginning my journey of medicine, I have come across a number of experiences which I will never forget!
RCSI Bahrain, to me, is not only a place of learning but has also become my second home in many aspects. There’s a small community within the college and because of this, everyone is like family. You get to experience different traditions and customs because of the cultural diversity which makes, RCSI Bahrain, the perfect place to gain new experiences. International night was one event that opened my eyes to the many different types of customs, clothing and of course, foods native to the population of RCSI.
Studying medicine is an interest on its own but studying it in RCSI makes it more engaging and worth-while. As a Foundation Year Student, I’m only going through the very basics of medicine but even then, we get a lot of different experiences which includes going to the hospital to see certain technology and see how it works. This was something that I never thought we’d get to do at such an early stage!
RCSI provides us every opportunity to make the most of our college years, both academically and socially. We have a number of events which take place each year so there is always something going on! Academically, we get the best of technology and a number of different systems which aid and encourage us in our learning such as the new Learning Resource Centre, the Student Support Centre and many more.
All in all, I can’t think of any other college where I’d want to study Medicine more!