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Electives

Going away on Elective is one of the most anticipated and exciting times of any Medical Student’s studies.  As well as being an amazing opportunity to travel the world, it’s also an ideal time to explore your future career aspirations and gain some insight into areas of interest, as well as finding out how medicine is delivered around the world.

As well as incredibly exciting, it can also be a bit daunting – where to go? what to do? is it safe?  We’ve been gathering testimonials for Paediatrics based electives to give you some insight into what works, what doesn’t, great things to do and places to go.

Melbourne and Singapore

Melbourne and Singapore

Who? I'm Isabel, a stage 3 student, keen on Paediatrics, with an interest in Paediatric brain protection and development. Where?  I spent 5 weeks at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne and 2.5 weeks at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore. What? ...
Paediatrics in New Zealand

Paediatrics in New Zealand

Who? I am Abi, a final year student, especially interested in paediatrics/general practice. Where? I spent 7 weeks of the summer (2015) at the Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. How? I emailed some family friends who lived in Wellington ...
Party in the USA

Party in the USA

Who are you? Parisut Kimkool Where did you go? USA (Pittsburgh and LA) How did you organise it?  Pittsburgh - Through their elective website (http://www.medstudentaffairs.pitt.edu/visiting-students/) LA - Emailed the consultants p...
Surgery in Cambodia

Surgery in Cambodia

Who? I'm Rory, a final year student especially interested in paediatric surgery Where?  I spent 7 weeks of the summer at the Children's Surgical Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia How?  To get in touch with the hospital we simply emailed the hospital CEO...
Tanzania

Tanzania

Who are you? Becky Ollerenshaw (Bullock) Where did you go? Tanzania - Mbozi mission hospital - rural mission hospital near Mbeya Mnazi Mmoja Hospital - Stone Town, Zanzibar How did you organise it?  Scouted hospitals with good reviews and co...
Zambia

Zambia

Who are you?  Wojciech Cymes (wojciech.cymes@gmail.com) Where did you go?  MonzeMission Hospital in Zambia How did you organise it?  Through contact on the electives network, but if you arrange it through one of the doctors you don't have to...