The School of Medicine has a strong international network and students have the opportunity to gain experience overseas as part of the electives programme. Students are required to complete clinical electives totalling 12 weeks by the final medical year and these can be undertaken in a hospital, clinic or research laboratory of the student’s choice at home or abroad. The School has extensive elective links which include Columbia University (New York, NY), Georgetown University (Washington, DC), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Northwestern University (Chicago, IL), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL), National University of Singapore and American University of Beirut Medical Centre. Many clinical electives are also located and arranged by the students themselves. The medical school organizes information sessions where students are provided guidance on how to arrange clinical electives and also receive advice on preparing for and taking USMLE and Canadian Board Examinations.
The Teaching Hospitals
Trinity’s main teaching hospitals in Dublin are St James’ Hospital and Tallaght Hospital (incorporating the National Children’s Hospital), both modern tertiary level hospitals with many specialist units.
Training is also provided at regional hospitals around Ireland and in many dedicated specialist hospitals throughout Dublin city. These include the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, the Central Mental Hospital, St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.
FIVE-YEAR Program: Applicants applying with a bachelor’s degree may apply to the five-year course (MCAT not required). The GPA or equivalent should be a minimum of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Alternatively, students with IB Examinations will be eligible to apply for the Five-Year program at TCD. Applicants are required to undertake all six IB examinations in one session.
Atlantic Bridge will provide specific guidance on your eligibility based on the information you submit on your Application Request Form.