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Transition Year Applications

The School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin is hosting its Transition Year Programme from Monday March the 6th to Friday March the 10th 2023. Unfortunately, applications are closed and communication regarding places on the programme has occurred.

What is it?

Trinity College Dublin will host a one-week programme for Transition Year (TY) students. It aims to give TY students an opportunity to understand what it is like to have a career in the medical profession and to gain an insight into college life when studying medicine as an undergraduate. Students will get to meet and hear from professionals working in a variety of medical specialities including cardiology, surgery, radiology, intensive care and clinical research.

How will it be delivered?

The 2023 TY programme will be a hybrid programme with a combination of live online workshops delivered via Zoom along with in-person sessions. The in-person sessions will allow participants to immerse themselves in the clinical world with problem-based learning seminars, clinical skills tutorials and simulation sessions.

The in-person sessions will be hosted at either of these locations:

  • Trinity College Dublin Campus, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
  • Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Is there a fee charged?

No. The TY Programme is free of charge. You will need to make your own way to and from in-person sessions if this applies to you.

Is there an application process?

The application process is now closed. Only students who applied in the original application process will be included on the waiting list.

When will I find out if I have secured a place on the TY Programme?

For those who have already applied, you should have received an email to communicate whether you have a place on the in-person or the virtual course. If you have not received this communication and you did apply, please email us at: TYprogramme.medicine@tcd.ie to highlight the issue.

Whilst we have increased the capacity for this year’s TY programme to accommodate as many students as possible, unfortunately, we were not be able to accommodate everyone on the in-person programme due to space limitations in a clinical environment.

What happens if I got offered a place on the in-person TY programme from March 6th to March 10th 2023?

You must complete the confirmation link in the email communication you received by Friday the 25th of November 2022 at 17:00 to confirm your place. We will be in touch by email to give a further update on the timetable of the week’s events. We may also be in touch to obtain an updated copy of your school’s insurance indemnity if it is due to lapse between now and the start of the programme.

What happens if I was offered a place on the virtual TY programme on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th of March 2023?

You should complete the confirmation link in the email communication you received by Friday the 25th of November 2022 at 17:00 to register your interest in attending the virtual sessions. You will be placed on a waiting list and should a student who has been offered an in-person place withdraw from the programme, then their place will be offered to those on the waiting list in a lottery system. Otherwise, we will be in touch closer to the virtual course to provide you with further details.

When will applications open again for the TY programme?

We usually run the TY programme once per year in Springtime. The programme's organisation, administration and delivery are reviewed on an annual basis and are informed by the previous year’s experiences so we currently do not have specific details on the TY programme beyond March 2023.

What if I have further questions?

Feel free to email with further questions/queries to: TYprogramme.medicine@tcd.ie