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Transition Year Programme in Medicine 2020

The School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin runs a one-week programme for transition year students, taking approximately 24 students every year. This programme allows transition year students to experience what studying Medicine and being a doctor is about. The week consists of talks and presentations in a classroom setting, practical sessions in physiology, clinical skills and problem based learning, workshops, simulation session, clinical bedside tutorials, joining a medical or surgical team for a day, reflection on the week and a tour of the Trinity College campus.

The main objective of this programme is to allow the transition year student to gain a sense of the nature of activities involved in undergraduate study at the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and to gain an insight into the nature of the work of a medical doctor.

Students who do not secure a place in the first round will be placed on a waiting list. Should a student who has been offered a place withdraw from the programme, then their place will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Date for Transition Year Programme 2020
24th - 28th February 2020

Venues for Transition Year Programme 2020
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8

Application process for Transition Year Programme 2020
The application form will be made available from this webpage on 7th October 2019.
The application process will be opened for 2 weeks only from 7th October - 18th October 2019.

Only completed applications will be reviewed for a place on the programme; partial applications will not be processed and will be returned for resubmission. In order for the application to be processed, the application form must be accompanied by the documentation listed below.

  • Secondary School's insurance

  • The insurance policy should state that the employer is indemnified, and not just provide public liability insurance. The policy must be in date at the time of application: if the policy expires prior to the commencement of the TY programme, an updated policy should be submitted as soon as it is available.

  • Letter from School

  • The letter should confirm that, in the event of being offered a place, they are willing to release the student to attend.

  • Parental Consent Form

  • Parental Consent Form for the use of photography of Children and Young Adults

Submission of applications
Application forms and the additional documentation must be submitted at the same time. Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender for resubmission.
Please submit your additional documentation to Jacqueline O'Kelly and complete and submit the application form below.