Elective resources

Related Pages

Recommendations for undergraduate medical electives: a UK consensus statement

In November 2017, the Electives Committee published Recommendations for undergraduate medical electives: a UK consensus statement in the Medical Education Journal. The aim of the publication  is to share experiences and good practice within UK medical schools, and inform and inspire others involved with similar programmes across the globe. The paper can be accessed here

Workshop resources - November 2018

Please find below summaries of three workshops held as part of the 2018 Electives Conference. 

The funding of a medical elective - Dr Bal Bajaj

This workshop focused on the cost effectiveness of the medical elective, and includes advice from students and staff on funding an elective. 

Lessons from an incoming elective programme - Dr Mike Barrett

This workshop explored the hurdles and lessons learned when setting up an elective programme for incoming students.

Best practice for elective programmes - Dr Connie Wiskin

This workshop discussed how 'best practice' can applied to an elective case study. 


Useful links

Pre-Departure Training (PDT) toolkit from the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) 

Electives Conf 2019

Electives Conference 2019

Elective bursary list

Medical elective bursary list