Here are a few resources which will be useful for students planning their electives.
For over a decade, The Electives Network (TEN) has been building a comprehensive electives database, complete with contact details, photos, feedback reports and case studies for electives from Argentina to Zanzibar. Australian medical students utilise TEN daily to help arrange their dream electives. Subscription is complimentary for MDA National medical student Members or $30 for non-MDA National Members. Highlights of TEN include:
- 2,000 elective placement entries in over 150 countries
- 3,000 feedback reports
- >50 specialist case studies
- Electives with a difference
- Independent reviews of Organised Elective Companies
- 24/7 electives advice and one on one information.
This Elective Pack has been designed by Rebecca Hope a clinical student at the University of Leeds, who two years ago, studied at the International Health and Medical Education Centre at UCL for her intercalated BSc in International Health. The Elective Pack aims to provide students with a guide to International Health and Development, particularly important when embarking on medical electives overseas.
Doctours gives medical students the opportunity to develop their skills and assist others in disadvantaged communities. We can take care of all the details for you as we are a one-stop-shop. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know where and when you want to go and what you would like to achieve. For more information, visit www.doctours.com.au/
Work The World
AMSA is lucky to be part of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) exchange program that coordinates 8000+ exchanges every year. The electives are usually bilateral, meaning that your medical school welcomes a student just as you are looked after overseas. The IFMSA electives are 4 weeks long. By participating you will be supporting global health equality through the bilateral nature of the exchange. Please click here for more information.