Imperial College London Medical elective

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Imperial College London Medical elective

For penultimate or final year undergraduate medical students

The School of Medicine, in conjunction with our partner NHS hospitals, is able to consider applications for clinical attachment elective study periods. Due to high numbers of applications, Clinical Elective placements are restricted to a maximum period of six weeks per student and only one placement per student.

If you have already been offered a placement, or have completed it, you will not normally be permitted to make application for a second placement at a later date.

Visa and English language requirement
For non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, UK Immigration Tier 4 visa requirements are in place. Please see the Visas and Immigration page for more information. Please note that Imperial College will require evidence of competency in English. Further details can be found on the undergraduate English language requirement page.

An applicant who is currently a student at a European university or college should note that since our clinical medicine training placements are limited to a maximum of six weeks (and a maximum of one placement period per successful applicant), Imperial College School of Medicine cannot offer clinical training placements within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Partner NHS hospitals

Please contact the relevant hospital for further details and application forms.

Imperial College London Medical elective

Medical elective

Planning for your elective

Making your appointment

Some elective institutions will have health clearance requirements which may require blood tests and the certification of immunity to certain diseases. This process can take up to 8 weeks to complete. Look at this elective student timeline to see when you should be attending Occupational Health.

Any student who is immunosuppressed or has a health condition that may require emergency treatment whilst abroad, should consult the Occupational Health Physician before arranging any overseas elective.

Please call us on 020 7594 9401 to arrange an appointment, you will also recieve a link to an online medical elective questionnaire to complete two weeks prior to your appointment.