We run an elective programme for medical students in their penultimate or final year of study interested in a clinical placement at St George's Hospital. These placements give you the opportunity to explore a particular medical specialism in a different healthcare environment as part of your degree.

Medical student looking at a sample tray

Our elective placements are four weeks long and commence at the start of the month and conclude at the end of the same month, for example 1 January to 31 January.

2017 elective placement availability

Our 2017 placements are offered in the following specialist clinical areas:

Specialism / Department Months available
Accident and Emergency May, June
Anaesthetics September
Anaesthetics & Chronic Pain No availability
Cardiology February (2-week placement)
Critical Care No availability
Clinical Radiology Not available in August and December
Dermatology No availability
Diabetic Unit No availability
ENT January - November
Gastroenterology No availability
Hepatology Flexible
ICU No availability
Infectious Diseases Flexible
Neurology No availability
Orthopaedics Not available in July, August and September
Paediatrics No availability
Plastic Surgery Flexible
Psychiatry (General Adult) No availability
Psychiatry - Adolescent Deaf Services Flexible
Psychiatry - Old Age March, May and June
Psychiatry - Personality Disorders/SUN Project No availability
Renal Medicine Flexible
Last updated: 27 October 2016

We are unable to split placements between different specialties or dates. If you are interested in more than one elective, you will need to submit a seperate application for each four week placement.

Details of how to apply can be found on our application page.


Last Updated: Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:56

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