RCSI Bahrain has been offering courses in medicine for more than a decade. The University is the educational destination of choice for more than 1,300 students drawn from 39 countries. The RCSI curriculum, examinations, oversight and supervision ensures the highest international standards. Medical graduates are awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO) from both the National University of Ireland and RCSI Bahrain. In addition, they receive the Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (LRCSI) and the Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (LRCPI). In December 2014, the medical programme in RCSI Bahrain received accreditation from the Irish Medical Council.