Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

Trinity’s School of Medicine is unique institution, which 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 last 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: 4 weeks

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Language Requirement: English

Student level: M4

How to ApplyComplete 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, Anaesthesia, 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 (SJH) 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 Links:

Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
US State Department
World Health Organization Country Profile

Accommodations: 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 www.daft.ie which is the most popular accommodation website in Ireland and is recommended by students.  Students may also visit Trinity’s Accommodation page.

Another useful resource is the Irish Council for International Students.

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For More Information:
Center for Global Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
645. N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1058
Chicago, IL 60611
d-young@northwestern.edu