Electives (under construction..)
The time has finally arrived. That moment every Medic dreams of from putting on that stethoscope on their first ward round...the elective! In your head, it is all rainbows and white sandy beaches, until you actually sit down to deciding where you want to go. Alas, fear not! LUSUMA is here to help. We have all the information you need to find a safe, fun elective.
One of the key benefits of going to a Medical School that has been open since 1975 is that it has a lot of graduates who have done their elective and fancy a little bit of reminiscing about the good (or not so good) times. LUSUMA is working hard with Leicester Medical School to provide as much information as we can to try and make it easier on you.
So you've got it all figured out! You know which country to go to, have organised a super and you know which beaches are perfect for those winter rays after you've finished in clinic. And then you remember the money. Not to fear! There are so many great funding opportunities open to you! We have listed a few here if you follow the link.
Organised Elective Providers
Organising an elective can be a right pain, especially so near to IPE, SJT, VFD and any other terrifying acronyms you can think of in your nightmares. Alas, fear not! Some smart people have already cracked this and taken all the stress out of it! What a time to be alive. Follow the link to see just some of the fantastic providers of electives.
We all need help sometimes, here is some of the best help around!
- Leicester Medic's Blackboard - Are you one of those whiny medics who starts every sentence with "What does the Medical School actually does for us?". Yes? Great! As they have compiled some absolutely fantastic resources in the Junior Rotation - Electives folder. Don't believe me? Go see!
- The Electives Network - A fantastic site with loads of information about elective providers, hospital reviews and so much more. Free to access with your MDU membership!
- BMA Medical Electives - If you are lost for a place to start this a great place. Loads of information and food for thought.