Two-thirds of Royal College of Surgeons graduates to leave Ireland

IMO says more must be done to get foreign students who study medicine in Ireland to stay

Mohammad Ahmed Rasheed from Sligo with  parents Dr Khalid Rasheed and Dr Sadia  Anis after graduating  from the RCSI. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Mohammad Ahmed Rasheed from Sligo with parents Dr Khalid Rasheed and Dr Sadia Anis after graduating from the RCSI. Photograph: Julien Behal

Just 84 graduating doctors out of a class of 275 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) plan to stay in Ireland.

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and opposition politicians say more needs to be done to encourage students from abroad who study medicine in Ireland to stay and work in the Irish health service.

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