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Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - Electives, hospitals, medical schools, medicine, nursing, travel, work,  NGOs, voluntary work, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mark Wilson
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The Medics Travel Elective Organisation Service

Electives - Medics Travel - work overseas, medicine, india, nepal, australia, new zealand, UK, USA, nursing, NGOs, charity, voluntary workMEDICSTRAVEL was originally set up to help doctors, nurses and students arrange work and electives overseas. We provided the information, you then had to do the work! 

However, many people are too busy with work or exams, and sometimes it's just difficult to know where to start....so, by popular demand, we have set up a system to help.

What we do:
We have contacts with hundreds of hospitals and organisations around the world. We can approach them on your behalf and try to arrange a placement, either as an elective, or for voluntary or paid work (depending on the situation)

We obviously can't guarantee to be able to organise everyone's first choice, but we will try our best. 

Note: While we can organise electives in the US and Australia, experience has shown that you are probably better off organising electives in such places directly. The medical schools have set programmes and charge accordingly. Look at the links in the relevant sections of this website.

BEFORE PROCEEDING TAKE A LOOK AT THE DISCUSSION BOARD - ASK YOUR QUESTION THERE AND THE WHOLE WORLD CAN ANSWER !

There are 2 Stages to the service - have a read through all three before proceeding.

WE REGRET THAT THERE IS A TEMPORARY DELAY IN PROCESSING ELECTIVES - PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW, HOWEVER WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER YOU IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REQUESTED AND ELECTIVE THROUGH US, DON'T WORRY - WE'RE WORKING ON IT!

STAGE 1:
Give us a brief outline of what you want to do - we'll then get back to you with some tips and an idea of whether what you want to do is possible! This bit is free - simply fill in these boxes below:

Your name      E-mail address

Country you wish to do your elective in 
Dates you wish to be there:

What do you want to get out of it!
                     

STAGE 2:
Once you've got an e-mail back from us and if you decide to proceed we need the following from you:

    1) A completed Application Form (with your three choices)
     2) A letter of Good Standing from your Dean/Elective coordinator (download here)
    
3) Your CV (in word format)
    
4) Payment of Research fee (£95)

Electives - Medics Travel - work overseas, medicine, india, nepal, australia, new zealand, UK, USA, nursing, NGOs, charity, voluntary workPlease e-mail 1 to 3 of the above as attachments to: electives@medicstravel.org 

What you will then get from us:

¤ We will approach your first three choices in order requesting an elective for the period of your choice. 
¤ Depending on your choices, you may be required to fill in specific forms
¤ We will contact you to discuss all options
¤ As soon as we have got a placement, we will let you know
¤ We will offer discounted travel insurance (with great cover including needle sticks and exam resits). Click here for our 10% discount through the Medical Sickness Society.

What if I change my mind or you can't organise what I want?:

We ask for payment up front as we have found that some students let us do all the work and then change their minds! Here's how it works

1) If we get a placement at one of your three choices and then you change your mind or develop alternative plans, we will not be able to provide you with a refund.
2) If we are unable to fulfill any of your first three choices, then we will refund you £45. We have to hold a minimum charge of £50 as investigating electives is extremely time consuming, especially if you have chosen somewhere awkward or remote.

Why do we charge a fee?

     The process of organising work or electives is actually very time consuming and we have to cover our costs. We have done absolutely everything to keep these to a minimum. 

PLEASE NOTE: Some medical schools and hospital sadly have their own fees as well - we will inform you of this. Unfortunately they still need to be paid in addition to our research  fee. We can of course advice you against these places and find ones that don't charge!


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For more information on the hospitals/organisations above check out
 The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World
Medics Travel
is for doctors, nurses, medical/nursing students and other health professionals wanting to plan work and electives with hospitals,  NGOs and charities overseas. It also lists government and recruitment agencies and has updates for the ultimate guide - The Medics Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - good luck in your travels...and please update this site when you come back!!!
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