Outbound electives at RCSI

Electives are short-term placements that offer RCSI students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in either a research or a clinical environment.

Electives also facilitate your growth as a healthcare practitioner, allowing you to better understand different specialties and to build your professional network.

Research electives

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RCSI has long recognised the importance of exposing students to research experiences early in their professional journeys. Summer research electives are strongly encouraged and, in addition, to our own popular Research Summer School, students can apply for research exchanges with various international partners.

Clinical electives

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RCSI places a high value on supporting international clinical experiences for our students. Accordingly, through a network of international partnerships with other world-leading universities and healthcare institutions, RCSI offers a significant number of clinical elective opportunities that are competitively applied for.

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