The Medicine International Team manages UCD School of Medicine international institutional partnerships which allow us to offer competitive opportunities for current students to apply for overseas electives.  

Global Networks

Universitas 21: Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation.

Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group is a unique global university network of Health Sciences staff and students that includes members from 18 universities worldwide, and a collaborative group of Universitas 21.

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a network of 23 of the leading research-intensive universities around the world to which UCD was admitted in January 2018. The four co-operative research themes of the network are Climate Change, Public Health, Understanding Cultures and Global Higher Education and Research.

Becoming a partner – contact us (by emailing  if you would like to partner with us.

Graduate Destinations

We are proud that UCD alumni work in leading clinical and research institutions across the world. Every year our graduates secure places in highly competitive residency/ internship programmes in Europe, North America, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, New Zealand and Australia.  Some of most recent destinations are:

  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Monash Health, Australia
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • McMaster University, Canada
  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medicine Education-Minnesota, US
  • The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, US
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston – Massachusetts, US
  • Stanford International Residency Training Programme, Stanford - California