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WELCOME
to the University of Limerick
Graduate Entry Medical School

Facilities

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The 24th September 2012 saw yet another milestone in the development of the University of Limerick’s Graduate Entry Medical School.   After five years in existence, the staff and students of the GEMS moved from the university’s Main Building, to the new 4,000sqm building on the North Campus. 

Located beside the existing Health Sciences and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the GEMS Building, easily distinguishable by its limestone exterior, is a stand-out addition to the North Campus.  Designed by Grafton Architects, the building has four floors, the first three of which are dedicated to student teaching, with the top floor housing most of the GEMS faculty and staff.

In addition to an imposing foyer, the ground floor is dominated by a 150-seater lecture theatre and two 60-seater seminar rooms, each of which is equipped with the latest in video conferencing technology.  The first floor houses the problem based learning (PBL) tutorial rooms, in addition to an open-plan study area for the students. 

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The second floor is dedicated to clinical and anatomical skills teaching.  There are a total of eight clinical skills labs, which can be reconfigured depending on teaching requirements, and two anatomical skills labs.  The labs are equipped with a state-of-the-art AV system, which allows students to record themselves performing procedural or physical exam skills. 

Most of the third floor is made up of office spaces which house faculty and staff, as well as a research lab with an adjoining write-up area. 

 

GEMS Building Opening Hours 2015-2016

 

Building Opening Hours

Normal weekday opening hours

Accessible to staff and PG students only by swipe card from 07.00-08.00, open access from 08.00-18.00, accessible to all GEMS staff and students from 18.00-22.00 by swipe card

Normal weekend opening hours

Accessible to all GEMS staff and students from 09.00-18.00 by swipe card

October Bank Holiday Weekend

Accessible by swipe card from 09.00-18.00 each day, including Bank Holiday Monday

Weekend access in the lead up to Autumn exams

Extended opening hours to 09.00-22.00 from weekend after October Bank Holiday until the Autumn exams are complete.

Christmas Holidays

Closed from 18.00 on Dec 23rd to 08.00 on Jan 2nd

St. Patrick’s Day

Closed

Easter Week

Accessible on Good Friday and Easter Saturday from 09.00-18.00, closed on Easter Sunday and Monday

May Bank Holiday weekend

Accessible from 09.00-22.00 on Saturday, Sunday and 09.00-18.00 on Monday.

Weekend hours after May Bank Holiday to end of June Exams

Accessible from 09.00-22.00 on Saturday and Sunday. 

June Bank Holiday weekend

Accessible from 09.00-22.00 on Saturday and Sunday and from 09.00-18.00 on Monday. 

Summer

Open access from 08.00-18.00 from Monday to Friday.  Only accessible by swipe card to staff and postgraduate students outside of these hours.