The Discipline of Surgery provides a facility for medical students and surgical personnel wishing to undertake clinical research projects or postgraduate courses. Current research involves the Department of Breast, Gastrointestinal/Colorectal, Orthopaedic and Vascular Surgery. The research laboratory is also home to full-time scientific researchers focusing primarily on cancer research.
Research facilities include the Surgical Research laboratories in the Clinical Science Institute, REMEDI, NCBES at NUI Galway and the Western Vascular Institute at University Hospital, Galway.
The Discipline of Surgery collaborates with national and international research institutions, e.g. Cancer Research UK, EMBL, and the Mayo Clinic. Researchers are affiliated with the Galway Cancer Initiative. The Discipline offers supervision in a wide area of medical interest. To pursue either degree, potential candidates should discuss the matter with the Head of Department.