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Professor Paul Browne

Welcome to the School of Medicine

Head of School - Professor Paul Browne

Trinity College Dublin Medical School is a unique institution, which celebrated its Tercentenary in 2011. The School incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and offers six degree programmes with a cohort of approximately 1400 students. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international.

Undergraduate Education

The School of Medicine incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

The School offers the following degree courses:

Postgraduate Education

Trinity College School of Medicine is an international leader in postgraduate education. The School provides a vibrant environment for postgraduate study, and currently has over 500 registered postgraduate students. The School offers over 20 taught MSc/Diploma programmes spanning a broad spectrum of medical and scientific disciplines, and research students work towards the degrees of PhD, MSc, MD or MCh.


Over the past years, the School of Medicine has consistently maintained its position as a leading Research School in Trinity College.  This outstanding achievement has been possible through adherence to a focused approach to research in the biomedical sciences.  The following research fields have been developing as the areas of particular emphasis:

  • Immunology and Infection
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer
  • Population Health
  • Genetics


  • This year the Santa Cycle have teamed up with Straight Ahead and are fundraising for the children's orthopaedic department in Crumlin. The Santa Cycle is a 15km cycle that starts in the Phoenix Park, passes through the Childrens Hospital and finish in Clondalkin. There will be spot prizes for the best dressed Santa and the best lit bike.
  • The Oliver Sears Gallery will host an exhibition called ‘Old Anatomy’, an exhibition of stone sculptures by Dublin based artist, Jason Ellis from 21st October 2016. Developing his understanding of human anatomy, Ellis was granted access to an extraordinary collection of plaster casts kept by the Discipline of Anatomy at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Here, Ellis, has chosen to re-create a number of body and animal parts, internal and external, and turned them into ciphers for emotional and psychological expression. Ellis’ long history as a stone conservator gives him a deep understanding of the technical knowledge necessary to physically make objects from a variety of materials including limestone, marble, slate and sandstone. The exhibition runs until 1st December 2016 at the Oliver Sears Gallery at 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
  • ICAT is an exciting new all Ireland clinician PhD programme funded by Wellcome and the Health Research Board, HSE-NDTP, HSC R&D Division, and six Universities, TCD, UCD, NUIG, QUB, RCSI and UCC. The programme is coordinated by Molecular Medicine Ireland.
    Integrated with postgraduate medical training, ICAT will support 4 years of academic training at the beginning of higher specialist training (HST) or equivalent, with clinical and academic mentoring until completion of PhD and CCST/CCT.
    ICAT now seeks to appoint the first cohort of 8 well qualified and ambitious medical graduates who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders. Go to: for further details
  • ICHAMS is a conference for undergraduate healthcare and medical students to present their research to peers and professors in their field. In addition to the high caliber of delegates and professors at the conference, there are numerous workshops which will be offered on a variety of topics. The conference will be held on the February 2017. For more details click here.


  • Trinity Excelling in Competition for Prestigious H2020 Funds. Trinity College Dublin’s researchers have secured well over €50 million in prestigious Horizon 2020 funding since the programme began in 2014. This extremely strong performance means Trinity sits in 19th place in the list of 1,337 secondary and higher education establishments to have won Horizon 2020 funds. Read more...
  • Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas. Developed in response to the lack of clear guidelines or procedures for students across Irish third-level institutions engaging in overseas work are the recently launched "Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas". The guidelines aim to fill this void by providing practical reference tool developed for students, by students, to guide the ethical conduct of overseas fieldwork - a practice that unfortunately is still very lacking in many programmes and institutions to the detriment of communities, students and universities within Ireland and abroad. Supported by the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) and the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI), the guidelines were lead by Brynne Gilmore, a doctoral researcher in the Centre for Global Health, Bianca van Bavel and Olivia Wilkinson with the IFGH and DSAI's postgraduate working groups, respectively. Their development consisted of a 2-year consultative process with over 80 students, and in-depth literature and document review of current practices within Ireland and abroad. The guidelines consist of four core principles and steps specific to the prior, during and post phases of overseas fieldwork. In addition, practical templates such as a Memorandum of Understanding and Risk Assessment Form are included to help facilitate students' ethical experience. For a hard-copy of the guidelines or for more information please contact Authors: Brynne Gilmore, Bianca van Bavel and Olivia Wilkinson
  • New online application procedure for the School of Medicine Level 1 Ethics committee:
    All application for the School of Medicine Research Ethics Level 1 Committee should now be made via the ethics online application system. Full details regarding how to make an application can be found here.
  • ‘The Alert Program in Irish Post-Primary Schools: A NBSS National Study of a Teacher Facilitated Self-Regulation Programme’ by Dr. Siobhan Mac Cobb (Discipline of Occupational Therapy) reports on the value perceived by teachers and students on a programme that develops unique approaches for supporting better participation in mainstream schools by students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Alert Program is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Mac Cobb and The Department of Education since 2009.

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