RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Senior Cycle 1

Senior Cycle year 1 is a year of two semesters, divided into five seven-week rotations. It comprises modules in General Practice (GP), Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Medicine and Surgery. The Medicine and Surgery module (formerly known as C-Med) is a blended one covering Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), prescribing instruction, ethics and clinical competencies.

For the greater part of this year students are attached to clinical teams in RCSI Bahrain's three affiliated teaching hospitals: King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital and Salmaniya Medical Complex. The students’ clinical immersion is underpinned by their participation in a structured programme of active teaching and formative assessment delivered by senior academic staff in all departments. Written and clinical summative assessments are carried out at the end of each rotation (except GP) and the end of the academic year (except Medicine and Surgery).

These are the specialty rotations that students encounter in Senior Cycle 1

Cycle Directory & Departments

Department of General Practice

Department of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Psychiatry

Department of Surgery