RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Caroline Holden-Rachiotis

Dr. Caroline Holden-Rachiotis
Head of Language and Culture, RCSI-Bahrain
Director of Medical Commencement Programme, RCSI-Bahrain
Office: +973 1735 1450 Ext.: 3020


Area of Expertise:

Transitional education from secondary school to first-year medical school.
English for medical purposes.



• EdD, University of London, 2015.
• MSc Educational Management, University of Surrey, 2003.
• DELTA, Athens, 2001.
• CELTA, London, 1991.
• BA (Hons), London, 1989.


Current areas of activity

• Head of Language and Culture
• Director of MCP
• Chair of MCP Committee
• Chair of Appeals Committee
• Chair of Bridging the Gap Working Group
• Member of SMAC
• Member of SNAC
• Member of Nursing Curriculum Review Committee
• Member of MERG
• Member of Admissions Committee
• Member of FY Committee
• Member of FY Dublin Committee
• Member of Early Warning System Working Group
• Member of First Year Learning Experience Working Group (Dublin)
• Member of the Cultural Competence Group (Dublin)
• Member of Cultural awareness Working Group (Dublin)