Medical Student Electives


Why us?

  • Our excellent Emergency Departments
    Come and be part of the ‘family’ and experience our friendly EDs where you will experience Emergency Medicine at its best in our busy dynamic state of the art units.

  • Our world renowned University
    The University of Edinburgh and its medical school are steeped in tradition from famous graduates to the ‘body snatchers’ Burke and Hare. While embracing its traditions, now within the 21st century it is a modern first rate University with a highly acclaimed research and teaching profile, attracting undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world. For a history of the medical school click here.

  • Our awesome city
    Edinburgh is a fantastic city that is regularly voted one of the best in the world to visit. For some of the things to see and do when you are a student in Edinburgh click here.

  • Our beautiful country
    During your elective in Edinburgh you will have time to explore some of Scotland with its amazing loch’s and glens, countless monroes that provide world-famous walking and climbing opportunities, scores of castles and lots of haggis wandering in the hills! Visit Scotland’s guide.
    All three EDs are able to offer a small number of high quality elective placements for up to 4 weeks for final year medical students from the UK, Europe or the rest of the world. Each student will be allocated an individual consultant supervisor for their placement and will be expected to blend in with the Edinburgh medical students including attending tutorials and working shifts.
    International students need to be able to speak English to a reasonable level, see link for regulations
    Students are not charged for their elective placements but are responsible for financing travel, accommodation and living costs. More details can be found here.

Our elective places are in high demand and in general need to be booked over a year in advance.

To apply click: the university of edinburgh

To find out more please contact us.