The RCSI collaborative elective programme is a unique opportunity for RCSI students to gain clinical experience in North America and Canada. As part of this initiative I had the privilege of completing an oncology clerkship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA.
This elective involved significant responsibility with day-to-day patient care and clinical decision-making. Although daunting at first, the team at Johns Hopkins provided me with continuous support and guidance throughout the placement including daily one-to-one teaching sessions.
This programme is a fantastic opportunity to advance your clinical acumen while also providing an opportunity to travel and make connections for your future career. The professional and clinical skills embedded in RCSI students have an internationally translatability that will allow you to excel and enjoy all your international electives.
Alice Talbot, Undergraduate Medicine