Incoming Elective Students

UCD School of Medicine welcomes requests from international medical students (registered and in good standing) who wish to participate in a clinical elective programme at one of our partner clinical locations.  The programme provides a wide range of clinical attachments in our teaching hospitals for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of eight weeks.

A limited number of visiting students are accepted during the academic year and preference is given to those registered at medical schools who are participating in the Universitas 21 Clinical Placement Programme, or with a formal affiliation agreement with UCD SMMS. Students are invited to select preferred specialities and we will try to accommodate stated preferences where possible.

Please note that places are limited and it may take several weeks to confirm your placement. The School reserves the right to withdraw any offer to you, pending medical / immigration criteria. A further email will be sent detailing the parameters of the elective alongside a formal request to confirm your elective place. You must confirm your acceptance of the placement within four weeks of our offer.

Applications for 2019 clinical electives have now closed and we will not be accepting any additional applications.

Please note that students are placed on electives in July and August only. Preference is given to Universitas 21 partner institutions and affiliated partners.

For more information please contact

Accommodation is not provided by UCD but information regarding short term accommodation may be obtained at: