Other Opportunities for Students

MICEFA – Clinical Electives in Paris, France

We are currently accepting applications for our medical exchange program, which aims to bring 3rd and 4th-year medical students to Paris to experience a comparative approach to medicine and public health practices. Please forward this information to any students who may be interested in carrying out a clinical elective in Paris.

Electives Available

MICEFA can place you in the clinical elective of your choice. Some of the most popular electives chosen are Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology. This list is not exhaustive so do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a specific elective or a sub-specialization.

Electives must be a minimum of 4 weeks. Students may request one elective for 4 or 8 weeks or two 4-week electives in different specialties.

Partnering French Universities

  • Paris VI – Faculté de Médecine – Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
  • Paris VII – UFR de Médecine – Paris Diderot
  • Paris XI – Faculté de Médecine Paris-Sud
  • Paris XIII – Paris-Nord – UFR Santé, Médecine, Biologie Humaine
  • Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines – UFR Sciences de la Santé


  1. Approval by home institution
  2. 3rd- or 4th-year medical student at partnering North American university
  3. Students must have at least an A2 (lower intermediate level of French) to be able to participate in the program. Some universities (UPMC and Université Paris Diderot) as well as certain fields of study (Emergency Medicine) will require a higher proficiency of French (B2). MICEFA is able administer a French Language Placement test.

Application & Deadline

Please find herein attached the application for the medical exchange program or you can download it off our website : www.micefa.org (Medical Exchange Program). The completed application with supporting documents should be returned to your home institution’s international coordinator. The home institution will submit the completed application to MICEFA. Electronic submissions are accepted.

Application must be submitted at least 3 months before elective request date.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Heather Mortimer-Charoy
Program Coordinator
6 rue du Douanier Rousseau
+33 1 40 51 76 96
[email protected]
[email protected]

Joly O’Morchoe Scholarship for UICOM students

Joly O’Morchoe Scholarship

The “Joly-O’Morchoe Exchange Fellowship Fund” was created by the former Regional Dean, Dr. Charles C.C. O’Morchoe of Poulsbo, Washington.. Dr. O’Morchoe made this gift in honor of his late wife, Dr. Patricia Jean O’Morchoe, his grandfather, Charles Jasper Joly, and his grandfather’s cousin, John Joly (see further details below). The Joly-O’Morchoe Exchange Fellowship is for students enrolled at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and from the School of Medicine at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

The Joly O’Morchoe Scholarship allows a student from each of these institutions to study abroad at the other institution for at least a four-week period. Each year, a student from the UI-COM will receive a stipend to spend 4+ weeks at Trinity College (http://www.tcd.ie/ ) in Dublin.


  • M4 student in good academic standing
  • Ability to accept the terms of the program
  • Ability to travel abroad

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript
  • Brief proposal on how the experience is expected to enhance your career in medicine
  • Specific plans for what you will accomplish while at Trinity (Ex. elective clerkships, research )

Fellowships will be awarded to students based on their academic merit and on their potential for career advancement through study abroad. Students selected for a Fellowship award shall have an excellent academic record and shall have demonstrated a level of commitment and responsibility commensurate with that deemed appropriate for study at another institution.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Submit application materials to:  Dr. Ara Tekian, Associate Dean for the Office of International Education, at [email protected] or 312-996-8438.

Scholarship Details

Drs. Patricia Jean and Charles C.C. O’Morchoe are graduates of Trinity and have served on the faculty of both Trinity and the University of Illinois. Charles C.C. O’Morchoe was elected a fellow of Trinity in 1966. Both were Professors at the University of Illinois from 1984-1998. They have devoted their professional careers to administration, research, teaching and service within the higher education setting. They have consistently demonstrated concern for and interest in the academic success and career development of students and have served as role models to countless students at Trinity, the University of Illinois and other institutions in which they served.

Charles Jasper Joly graduated from Trinity and subsequently joined its faculty where he became The Andrews Professor of Astronomy.and The Royal Astronomer of lreland from 1897 to 1906 when he died at an early age from typhoid fever. He is best known for his many publications on the subject of quaternions. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity and a Fellow of the Royal Society. John Joly also graduated from Trinity and joined its faculty where he became Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, a post he held from 1897 to 1933. He is considered to be one of Trinity’s most distinguished scientists in its 400 year history having published some 300 articles on topics as wide ranging as geology, physics, color photography, botany and cosmic radiation. He too was elected a fellow of Trinity and of the Royal Society.

Elective Options: https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/ug-med/visiting-medical-electives