RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Senior Cycle 2

Senior Cycle Year 2 is comprised of a single module – Clinical Medicine and Surgery – delivered over two semesters in seven 4-week rotations. The focus is on four immersive clinical rotations in Medicine and Surgery, and their major sub-specialties, in our three partner hospitals that are complemented by comprehensive online lectures, taught revision lectures, small group classroom instruction during 3 teaching weeks and extensive bedside clinical teaching.

In addition, students are formally prepared for internship and autonomous clinical practice during their Sub-Internship rotation and the ‘Essentials of Clinical Practice’ (ECP) sub-module. In ECP simulated emergencies in Medicine, Surgery and Anaesthesia are taught by senior academic staff, along with delivery of interactive small group sessions on professionalism, communication, legal medicine and medical therapeutics.

Students are supported in applying for North American clerkships during their Student Selected clinical component (SSCA) and Sub-Internship rotations to increase their opportunity to match directly into residency programmes in the US and Canada after their internship.

Students engage in continuous assessment activities throughout the year (case presentations, TOSBAs , ethics case presentations, and assessment of sub-internship administrative and procedural competencies). Written and clinical high-stakes’ assessments, including OSCEs and combined medical and surgical direct observed histories (‘long cases’), happen between March and May.


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