The Visiting Student Elective Programme offers short term, observational placements, for medical students, in their final year of study. Students are placed with one of the consultants working for the Barts Health Trust and spend their time shadowing and experiencing typical days in a specific medical speciality.
Recently, the Visiting Student Elective Programme has been reviewed, and has undergone a policy change. In recognition of the increasing demand for elective placements, whilst ensuring we maintain high standards for all learners, QMUL in partnership with Barts Health have developed a new model to support this important activity. This model will provide a collaborative approach which will ensure we can optimise the opportunities available for quality assured placements.
The elective programme opens for applications 3 times during the year: March, August and November. The time you should apply depends on when you would like to undertake your elective:
|Programme open...||...for electives beginning in|
|March 2019: 4th-17th||September - December 2019|
|August 2019:To be announced||January - April 2020|
|November 2018: Closed||May - August 2019|
For example, if you would like to start your elective in October 2019 you should apply in March 2019. If you want to start in February 2020 you should apply in August 2019.
Please note that the application round is for applicants to download the application form and make the payment required. Hard copies of the application form and application documents can reach us later as per the deadlines below. However, please bear in mind that this process works on a first come, first served basis on receipt of completed application, not receipt of payment.
You may apply for electives in the following specialties:
Please note Internal Medicine is not offered as an elective placement.
Hospitals within the Barts Health Trust: Please note that elective placements can be at a number of different hospitals within the Trust, based on the rotation of your supervising consultant. The official list of these hospitals can be found at the Barts Health website here: http://bartshealth.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/
Hospitals where placements occur include (but are not limited to): The Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital and Newham University Hospital.
Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine - please note that the Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine elective placements are administered separately to the other specialties. Should you be interested in completing an elective in Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine, please visit http://londonsairambulance.co.uk/hcp/medical-electives.
Please read the handbook before applying.
You are eligible for an elective placement at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry if you:
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL elective placements are offered purely for observational purposes, in order to comply with occupational health and immigration requirements. Please see the Electives Handbook for further information.
DO NOT MAKE YOUR PAYMENT VIA ANY OTHER METHOD.
How much should I pay?
The elective fee is made up of a £250 administration fee, and a £550 standard placement fee for 2-4 weeks.
Additional weeks up to 8 weeks will be charged at £50 per week.
Please note that the administration fee is non-refundable, but you may be eligible for a placement fee refund if you are not placed or do not attend.
Please review our refund policy below for further details.
The grid below should help you work out how much you need to pay.
|Length of Stay||Administration Fee||Placement Fee||Total to Pay|
Incoming Electives Administrator
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Please ensure that you include the following documents with your application:
Please note that an application which is received incomplete and/or received after the submission deadline will be rejected automatically and you will lose the £250 administration fee.
Timelines to follow:
To pay and download
For applications to be received
We'll email you
Any Monday of these months
|March||1st May||15th July||September-December|
|August||15th September||15th November||January-April|
|November||1st January||15th March||May-August|
Once you have applied:
If you have any queries about the programme, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and a list if commonly asked questions, please view our FAQs.