Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) annual Open Day was held at the college on Thursday 3rd January 2013. More than 400 students from second-level schools throughout Ireland got a taste for life as a medical, pharmacy and physiotherapy student at the RCSI Open Day. RCSI provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. RCSI operates the largest Medical School in Ireland, and provides undergraduate courses in pharmacy and physiotherapy. The College provides a range of postgraduate training and education programmes in the medical sciences, surgery, medical and nursing specialties, international health, tropical medicine and leadership. The RCSI Research Institute is one of Ireland’s foremost research centres.