Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 UCD School of Medicine has suspended all observerships and clinical electives for international visiting students. We hope we can resume international elective placements once the COVID-19 situation has improved. We will review the situation again in 2022.
Together with our affiliated hospitals, we offer a limited number of clinical electives and research electives to visiting students. Preference is given to those registered at medical schools who are participating in the Universitas 21 Clinical Placement Programme, or institutions with a formal affiliation agreement.
The Visiting Clinical Elective Programme provides a wide range of clinical attachments in our teaching hospitals for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of eight weeks.
The School offers limited places of summer research electives through our Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) programme. Currently preference is given to medical schools who have a formal affiliation agreement with the UCD School of Medicine.