About the Programme

Submission of an application does not guarantee a placement on our Programme. Places are limited and very competitive, and selection depends on a number of criteria including; dates available and availability of Consultants.

Queries: If you have any queries on the Programme,  please contact SoMelectives@nuigalway.ie and include Summer Clinical Elective Programme in the subject line of your email. 


We offer a range of application routes dependant on your current student status. 

 Please follow the relevant links below for further information and to submit an application; 

  1. Current NUI Galway student (seeking a placement in Galway University Hospitals)
  2. Current NUI Galway student (seeking a placement in a GEMx Partner School)
  3. Current student at a GEMx Partner School (seeking a placement in Galway University Hospitals)
  4. Current student at an international Medical School (seeking a placement in Galway University Hospitals)

 Queries: If you have any queries on the Programme, please contact SoMelectives@nuigalway.ie     

 1. Current NUI Galway Student (seeking a placement in Galway University Hospitals)

 NUI Galway students are offered priority places on our Clinical Elective Programme at Galway University Hospitals.

Eligibility:  students in 4MB3 seeking a clincial elective during summer 2018

Dates: June, July & August 2018

Duration:  minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 weeks

Specialities available: Medical & Surgical

Successful applicants are required to commence their Elective at the beginning of each month, or on an alternative date communicated by the School of Medicine. 

  • Applications open:  30th November, 2017
  • Applications close: 28th February, 2018

Applications will not be reviewed until after the closing date.

  • Application outcomes: TBC
  • Accept/Decline offer: TBC

 Please refer to 4MB3 Elective Section of Blackboard for application details.  Application link will be available  from 30th November, 2017.  

 

 2. Current NUI Galway student (seeking a placement in a GEMx Partner School)

 NUI Galway students can apply for international clinical elective in international GEMx Partner Schools. 

GEMx provides you with the ability to explore international elective exchange opportunities in medicine and the health professions on-line and apply directly for those opportunities that fit your career goals and international interests.

Please register with GEMx.

The School of Medicine, NUI Galway will approve your registration enabling you to apply directly to your chosen Institution. You will need to check with each Institution indvidually for availability of electives, applications procedures, documentation requirements (e.g. Health  Screening, Insurance,  Police Clearance) and dates available,  as these will vary per institution but will be clearly outlined in the GEMx portal. 

Please download, review and complete the relevant sections of the School of Medicine, Elective Handbook which will be available on the 4MB3 section of Blackboard. 

3. Current student at a GEMx Partner School (applying to NUI Galway, School of Medicine)

GEMx provides you with the ability to explore international elective exchange opportunities in medicine and the health professions on-line and apply directly for those opportunities that fit your career goals and international interests.

Each year, we offer a limited number of clinical elective placements in Medicine and Surgery to students entering in their final year of studies at GEMx partner institutions.  

Please visit GEMx to check if your Medical School participates in the GEMx Programme and submit your application.

Dates: June, July & August 2018

Duration:  minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 weeks

Specialities available: Medical & Surgical

Successful applicants are required to commence their Elective on the first Monday of each month and complete on the last Friday, or on an alternative date communicated by the School of Medicine.

  • Applications open:  30th November, 2017
  • Applications close:  28th February, 2018

Applications will not be reviewed until after the closing date.

Application link available from 30th November, 2017

  • Application outcomes: TBC

  

5. Current student from an international Medical School (non-GEMx) seeking a Placement  in Galway University Hospitals

We offer a limited number of clinical elective placements in Medicine and Surgery to students entering their final year of studies from international Medical Schools. 

Dates: June, July & August

Duration:  minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 weeks

Specialities available: Medical & Surgical

English language requirements: The English language proficiency required by NUI Galway medical students is 6.5 IETLS (92 TOEFL). If successful, you will be required to submit certification of IELTS or TOEFL results. If you are fluent in the English language, but have not completed one of the examinations referred to above, we will require a letter from your School of Medicine, stating that you are satisfactorily proficient in the English language, to successfully complete a clinical attachment.

Successful applicants are required to commence their Elective on the first Monday of each month and complete on the last Friday, or on an alternative date communicated by the School of Medicine.

  • Applications open:  30th November, 2017
  • Applications close: 28th February, 2018

Applications will not be reviewed until after the closing date.

  • Application outcomes: TBC
  • Accept/Decline offer: TBC

 


Contact us

If you have queries on any of the above information please contact us at SoMelectives@nuigalway.ie