COVID-19 Electives Advisory Guidance
The MSC Electives Committee has produced advisory guidance for medical schools on carrying out undergraduate medical electives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document was last updated in May 2022.
Recommendations for undergraduate medical electives: a UK consensus statement
In November 2017, the Electives Committee published Recommendations for undergraduate medical electives: a UK consensus statement in the Medical Education Journal. The aim of the publication is to share experiences and good practice within UK medical schools, and inform and inspire others involved with similar programmes across the globe. The paper can be accessed here.
Please find below summaries of three workshops held as part of the 2018 Electives Conference.
The funding of a medical elective - Dr Bal Bajaj
This workshop focused on the cost effectiveness of the medical elective, and includes advice from students and staff on funding an elective.
Lessons from an incoming elective programme - Dr Mike Barrett
This workshop explored the hurdles and lessons learned when setting up an elective programme for incoming students.
Best practice for elective programmes - Dr Connie Wiskin
This workshop discussed how 'best practice' can applied to an elective case study.
Pre-Departure Training (PDT) toolkit from the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)
Manual on visa issues from the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)