Medical student electives
If you’re thinking of choosing a career in musculoskeletal medicine these student electives provide a great opportunity to visit one of the overseas institutions listed below.
Previous successful applicants have described their electives as “a unique and memorable experience”, “hugely enjoyable” and “invaluable in terms of experience”.
The scheme covers the cost of flights, accommodation and subsistence up to predetermined limits.
||Dr D Danda
||Dept of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632004, Tamilnadu, India
||Dr S Ralandison
||Dept of Rheumatology, Faculte de Medecine d'Antananarivo, CHU JRB, Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar
||Prof M Tikly
||Dept of Rheumatology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, University of the Witwaterstand, Chris Hani Road, Soweto, Johannesburg
||Dr P Njobvo
||Department of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Ridgeway, Lusaka, Zambia
||Dr R Gupta
||Dept of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Medanta, The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
||Dept of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
||Dr E Dennison
||Dept of Regional Rheumatology, Hutt Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand (will have the option of additional clinics at other nearby hospitals)
*Please note the elective to Madagascar is for French speaking applicants only
Eligibility and how to apply
To apply you must be a medical student in a UK university and you must be willing to accept the elective opportunity if offered. Arthritis Research UK will fund your flight and accommodation costs. Please note that, if your application is successful we will refund the cost of your flights upon submission of original receipts (up to £1,000 in total). We will also refund the cost of your accomodation and subsistence costs either direct to the host institution or to you upon submission of original receipts (up to £1,000 in total). If your application is successful, we will notify the host institution and give you the appropriate contact details. Any further arrangements would then need to be made between yourself and the host institution.
We typically have a deadline in December (was 4 December) for students carrying out their elective during the months of July to December the following year and a deadline in June for students carrying out their elective during the months of January to June in the year following that. For more information or to be notified of our next deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful applicant must submit a 600 word report about their visit within one month of their return to the UK along with a selection of images. Further guidance on writing the report will be given to successful applicants. Some reports from previous elective visits are shown below.
- South Africa, Chris Baragwanath Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Zarar Ahmed (378 KB)
- Nigeria, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Afiniki Akanet (336 KB)
- Gibraltar, St Bernards Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, Karl Alvarez (175 KB)
- Madagascar, Joseph Raseta Befalatanana Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Calum Davis (216 KB)
- India, Sanjay Ghandi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Immunology, Lucknow, Lucy Joslin (137 KB)