Welcome to Sligo Medical Academy

Established in 2009, Sligo Medical Academy provides Clinical Teaching to over 60 3MB,4MB and 5 MB students, rotating here for one year, January to December of either 3MB/4MB or 4MB/5MB. Our team of Lecturers and Strand Leaders provide an excellent clinical immersion experience on site.  You will get a chance to work with clinical teachers across specialties from your first clinical experience in 3MB to your fine tuning of skills prior to qualifying as Junior Interns. The Sligo Medical Academy is located on the 7th and 8th floor of Sligo University Hospital.


What does our Academy Offer?

Sligo Medical Academy is a purpose built facility intergrated with NUIG, with wifi and internet access, a lecture room, clinical skills lab, tutorial rooms, kitchen and social area with the best views in Sligo!


How to find Sligo Medical Academy:

Our new Clinical Teaching facility opened in November 2015 on the 7th and 8th floor of Sligo University Hospital.   Reception and the tutors offices are located to the right on the 8th floor.  
Please click here to find our map location. 

Contact us

Academy Administrator: Liz Cavanagh
Tel: 091  49-4652
Email: liz.cavanagh@nuigalway.ie

 Campus Life:


Student accommodation is of good quality and value (cheaper than Galway), with many students using the same accommodation year on year.

Most students pass their rental accommodation on to each other and most is nearly or in town, which is less than 10 minutes walk from the hospital. 

For a list of B&Bs and purpose-built Student Apartments please see Accommodation in Sligo

Other sources of Accommodation in Sligo can also be sourced through advertisements in the local newspapers: The Sligo Weekender (available every Tuesday) and The Sligo Champion (available every Wednesday). 

Student Accommodation map is also available which may assist in locating properties near Sligo Medical Academy. (This map is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the area.) 


There is a a subsidised  canteen on Level 2 of the Sligo Medical Academy; a coffee shop and shop on Level 3.  The cost for breakfast is €1 and for €2 for dinner.
There is a kitchen / social area for students on Level 8.
There are lots of restaurants, coffee shops and pub grub available in Sligo.   Please click here for further details. 

Sligo Medical Academy

Transport - How do you get here?

  • Taxis - for a list of taxis in Sligo please click here
  • Bus Eireann - Bus Eireann offers regular daily services to and from Sligo.  For timetable details please click here
  • Bus Feda - Bus Feda, which operates from Donegal, also offer regular daily services to and from Sligo.  Further details are available here
  • Iarnród Éireann - For a list of rail services to and from Sligo please see click here 

Tourist Attractions:

For a list of Sligo's tourist attractions please see the Sligo Toursim Website

The Sligo Discover Ireland Tourist Information Centre is located at

Ground Floor Old Bank Building
O’Connell Street
Sligo Ireland

Tel: +353 71 91 61201
Email: northwestinfo@failteireland.ie

To contact Sligo Tourism Ltd Email: info@sligotourism.ie or call on +3537191 71905

Sports & Leisure:

‌Sligo is a great place for outdoor pursuits, with active clubs such as athletics, soccer, gaelic, hockey, rugby, surf & boat club.  NUIG students can access IT Sligo sports facilities (just across the road) and running track at student rates.   The soccer pitches are very popular.  Students may join the IT gym but there are other good gyms with local hotels and the gym in the Clarion Hotel is closeby, beside the psychiatric hospital. 


 Pastoral Care:

All students are allocated a mentor on arrival.
Campus support is available.  Please see the University's Counselling Services website for further details.
The C.R.I.B. in Sligo town is a multifaceted service providing a range of services and supports to enable the healthy development of young people aged 12-18yrs.

Muslim Prayers:

Sligo University Hospital Mosque is located between Flat 2 & Flat 3  (beside the building where you get your Sligo Regional Hospital ID badge – Flat 2).

There is also congregational 5 times daily prayers & JUMU'AT service on Fridays in the Globe House Muslim Community, Chapel Hill, Sligo (located behind the Garda (police) station.

Phone: 089 3696393.

NUI Galway's Medical Society:

NUI Galway's MedSoc website is available here 


Orchestra Sligo


Research Opportunities:

There are a range of Special Study Modules and Research Summer Studentships available at the academy.  Please contact our Academy Administrator for details. 

The Air, Land and Sea: Search and Rescue Special Study Module is available at Sligo Medical Academy Campus. It is aimed at students who are interested in pre-hospital care and the great outdoors. The module offers the opportunity for hands-on joint training exercises with the Irish Coast Guard’s aeromedical unit in Strandhill, including aircraft safety briefings and a familiarisation flight; motor vehicle collision extrication maneuvers with the Sligo County Fire Service; simulated rescue training with the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team; and shore teaching and maritime exercises with an all weather lifeboat at the Achill RNLI station.   The course director is Dr Scott Walkin. 


There is a very active programme with the Research and Education Foundation which is a registered charity and limited company set up to support training, education and research in health care in Sligo Regional Hospital and its catchment area in the HSE North West Area.

Many students have completed summer projects and were successful in getting HRB, Wellcome and local funding. 

Academy Team:

Name   Stand/ModuleEmail

Dr Geraldine McCarthy

Academy Dean & Psychiatry 4th Med Strand Leader


D‌r Hilary Greaney McCrohan  

4th Med Lecturer in Paediatrics   



Dr Elizabeth Lewis

4th Med Lecturer  in Psychiatry


Dr Mehret Berhe      

4th Med  Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology   


Dr Scott Walkin

Strand Leader & 4th Med Lecturer - GP (part of Primary Care)


Dr Eleanor McCarrick

Final Med Lecturer - General Medicine & General Surgery, 3rd Med Lecturer - Care of the Elderly &  4th Med Lecturer - Women’s & Children’s Health


Dr Bushra Karim

 Final & 3rd Med  Lecturer  – Gastrointestinal Studies (GI) & Cardiovasular (CVS)


Dr Ann Murray            

Final Med  Lecturer – Respiratory Medicine & Perioperative &  Critical Care Medicine


Dr Sorcha Dunne   

4th Med- Lecturer - GP (part of Primary Care)


Academy Administrator: 

Liz Cavanagh
Tel: 091 49-4652
Email: liz.cavanagh@nuigalway.ie
(Please click on staff names above for individual bios) 

The Sligo Medical Academy was officially launched by the Minister for Health, Dr Leo Vardakar on 15th February, 2016.

Sligo Medical Academy