April 2014

Clinical Elective Exchanges from 3 Continents

Sun, 20 April 14 09:00

2014 has seen the continuation of the School's successful elective partnerships with medical schools around the world.  Recently we have enjoyed hosting students from the USA, China and Sweden.

Every year UCD hosts two students from the University of Wisconsin, and 2 UCD students are selected through the school’s Summer Elective Competition to take clinical rotations in Wisconsin during the summer. This year UCD hosted Jacquelyn Phillips and James Campbell, who undertook rotations in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Peadiatrics. While with us they met with David Ryan and Patrick Boland, both Stage 5 students and winners of sponsored elective places in Wisconsin this summer, to tell them about life living and studying in Wisconsin.

 Student Exchange Electives

Wisconsin students, Jacquelyn Phillips and James Campbell, with UCD students David Ryan and Patrick Boland

Also, as a part of the global Universitas 21 Clinical Placement Programme, we recently hosted Johan Björklund, from Lund, Sweden, and Chengcheng Gong, from Fudan, China.  Chengcheng Gong particularly enjoyed her Neurology rotation with Prof Tubridy and Dr McGuigan at St Vincent’s Hospital, as it gave her a chance to observe diseases which are relatively rare in China, such as MS and Huntingdon’s Disease. As a part of the U21 exchange programme, UCD students will be undertaking clinical electives in Sweden and the UK this summer.

Student Exchange Electives

Fudan student Chengcheng Gong, with UCD SMMS international electives co-ordinator Anna Matuszak

UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences would like to thank Dr Sinead Murphy, Prof Michael Keane, Dr Glen Doherty, Prof Niall Tubridy, Prof Colm O'Brien, Dr. Olya Pokrovskaya, Dr Gerard Sheehan, Dr Chris McGuigan, Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe, Barbara Cantwell, Alison Moore and Helen Stewart for their kind assistance in providing our visiting students with such rewarding educational experiences, not to mention such a warm welcome to UCD.

For more information contact gareth.shaw@ucd.ie