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Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

Trinity’s School of Medicine celebrated 300 years of scholarship and achievement in 2011. The school was recognized as a world-leading center in academic medicine throughout the 19th century and has undergone a huge expansion in terms of staff, infrastructure and opportunities over the past 20 years. The philosophy of Trinity College embeds education within a dynamic research environment. The school has been very successful in establishing a series of internationally recognized programs in basic, translational and clinical research.

  • Dates: Various
  • Length of rotation: Four weeks
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Language requirement: English
  • Student level: M4
  • How to apply: Complete the online application
  • Rotation areas: medicine (general medicine, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, cardiology, medicine for the elderly, rheumatology, endocrinology and renal medicine, ENT, emergency medicine, neurology, dermatology, nephrology), surgery (general surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesia, orthopaedics, radiology, vascular surgery), clinical microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and therapeutics, psychiatry, public health and primary care

Rotation Details

Visiting medical students may undertake an elective period of study in departments based in teaching hospitals affiliated with the TCD School of Medicine - St. James’s Hospital or Tallaght Hospital.

Application Deadline

Northwestern medical students should plan on applying at least eight months early for an elective rotation with Trinity. They receive a lot of interest from international students, and late applications will not be considered. 

Helpful Linkse


Trinity is not able to provide housing services or dormitory space to visiting medical students, but it is not difficult to rent short-term apartments in Dublin. Their International Office advises visiting students to find private accommodation (i.e., an apartment or a house) in the city centre (Dublin 2) or near St. James’ Hospital (Dublin 7 and 8). It is quite common to share a house/apartment with other international visitors.  Short-term private rentals are advertised through, which is the most popular accommodation website in Ireland and is recommended by students. Students may also visit Trinity’s Accommodation page or the International Students website.


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