RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Student health & Wellbeing

Student Health and Wellbeing Unit look after the psycho-social aspects of student life, including student integration and wellness. The Student Health and Wellbeing Unit also supports students with disabilities.

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We understand that studying medicine and nursing can be challenging at times, especially if life throws unexpected problems in the way. Performing well academically is about maintaining mental and physical balance. Many services are available both in the Centre for Student Success and in the office of the Student Health and Wellbeing Unit in room 130 that will support students through stressful times and help them stay on track with their studies. Services provided by the Student Welfare Officer and the Occupational Health Officer include confidential counselling in a designated counselling room, referral to an external counsellor, medical screening and vaccinations, and health and lifestyle guidance.

Students must read important policies such as Exceptional Circumstances and Reasonable Accommodation that can provide support with studies during difficult times. Students should let the Student Health and Wellbeing Unit know as soon as possible if there are any medical or other issues, circumstances or problems which may prevent successful academic performance. We can help. All information will be kept confidential.

All RCSI Bahrain students can access a public Health Care Centre for primary care services. In addition, King Hamad University Hospital is adjacent to the university and offers a wide range of specialisations and an accident and emergency unit. There are many other excellent healthcare facilities in Bahrain which are easy for students to access at a nominal fee, or students may wish to arrange their own health insurance cover.

All new international students are required to undergo a medical screening at the beginning of the academic year according to the Ministry of Health regulations. Please contact drice@rcsi-mub.com for more information.