Teaching Activities

Renal Medicine Overview | Clinical Services | Medical Education | Research

Our department is active in all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate medical training.  

The Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS)

All Consultant staff are major participants in the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) teaching programme at the University of Limerick. Each contributes substantively to the programme through supervision of student attachments, provision of core lectures and in the summative assessment process.  Professor Stack, as Chair of Medicine, oversees all elements of the Medicine Program during the final 2 years of student training. The GEMS program is an integrated and community-orientated program, with strong emphasis on problem-based learning (PBL) and self-directed learning.

The department is accredited as a training post for Higher Specialist Training in Nephrology. Specialist Registrars (SpR) are exposed to a very dynamic and comprehensive training experience in all aspects of nephrology and dialysis. Educational events such as the Kidney Clinical Forum and the Kidney Research Forum are weekly events that facilitate learning and the advancement of academic scholarship.

All Nephrology Consultants participate in the Basic Specialist Training Programme (BST), with very positive feedback.  Our department coordinates the weekly Internal Medicine Journal Club for all internal medicine trainees and the weekly Hospital Grand Rounds.


UL Graduate Entry Medical School