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    @ renal. thanks for the information
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    (Original post by EA88)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a medical student looking for a place to do my final year elective in dec 09- mar 10 (4-8 weeks within this period). I was wondering whether anyone has any suggestions on what might be good places to go within the UK?

    Anyone had any experiences on which uni/hospitals would be good to go to?

    =)
    Hi
    I'm in a similar quandry. Trying to organise an elective staying in the UK (family reasons, I don't really want to have to go abroad if i can help it) but i'm struggling. considering a career in neuro/ gp. I'd been trying to organise an elective with the ambulance service but they're being fairly unhelpful and now thats fallen through i'm panicking. oh yeah, and i have hardly any money and am unlikely to get a bursary. Any ideas on where/what i could do would be really appreciated. thanks!!! ellie.
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    (Original post by fairydust214)
    Hi
    I'm in a similar quandry. Trying to organise an elective staying in the UK (family reasons, I don't really want to have to go abroad if i can help it) but i'm struggling. considering a career in neuro/ gp. I'd been trying to organise an elective with the ambulance service but they're being fairly unhelpful and now thats fallen through i'm panicking. oh yeah, and i have hardly any money and am unlikely to get a bursary. Any ideas on where/what i could do would be really appreciated. thanks!!! ellie.
    As a minimum I would expect your medical school to be able to help you arrange one at one of their own hospitals - it is after all just a SSC writ large.
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    Hi everybody!

    I' m an Italian student. I am planning to undertake my specialization in UK and I would like to attend an elective in paediatrics next year.

    Anybody knows if it is possible to undertake an elective for undergraduate students at the Great Ormond St. Hospital?
    There are other institutions that would be a good choice for that subject?

    I have seen also that, searching about universities instead, Edimburgh Univ. is a very good one.
    Anybody has been there for an elective?

    Thank you very much!
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    (Original post by Bunsa)
    Hi everybody!

    I' m an Italian student. I am planning to undertake my specialization in UK and I would like to attend an elective in paediatrics next year.

    Anybody knows if it is possible to undertake an elective for undergraduate students at the Great Ormond St. Hospital?
    There are other institutions that would be a good choice for that subject?

    I have seen also that, searching about universities instead, Edimburgh Univ. is a very good one.
    Anybody has been there for an elective?

    Thank you very much!
    1. Picking medical schools based on their rankings is a farce
    2. Here's a list of London Hospitals click on the links and find the ones which specialise in paeds
    3. Apparently, GOSH don't do electives, but I'd phone them up just to check

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    The UK is a strange choice to do an elective. There is a distinct lack of tropical islands, idyllic beaches and crystal clear water.
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    I'm planning to apply for clinical electives in(listed according to my priority):

    1. University of Cambridge
    2. University of Edinburgh
    3. University of Glasgow

    I've got 7 in my IELTS test so the next step would be to apply for electives for the next summer. My field of choice is surgery, the cardiac surgery or Medicine but that too would be related to cardiology. So, can anyone tell me which University has worth electives in the above field.
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    (Original post by mdshoaib88)
    I'm planning to apply for clinical electives in(listed according to my priority):

    1. University of Cambridge
    2. University of Edinburgh
    3. University of Glasgow

    I've got 7 in my IELTS test so the next step would be to apply for electives for the next summer. My field of choice is surgery, the cardiac surgery or Medicine but that too would be related to cardiology. So, can anyone tell me which University has worth electives in the above field.
    If cardiology or cardiac surgery is your thing, Cambridge itself probably isn't what you're looking for as they don't do much there. However, Papworth Hospital nearby is excellent in these fields - possibly the best in the country. They also happen to be extremely welcoming and good to students.

    I'm curious though as to why you singled those 3 medical schools out. They've got relatively little in common....

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    I suspect university rankings plays a part - if so that's the worst way to choose your medical elective
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    If cardiology or cardiac surgery is your thing, Cambridge itself probably isn't what you're looking for as they don't do much there. However, Papworth Hospital nearby is excellent in these fields - possibly the best in the country. They also happen to be extremely welcoming and good to students.

    I'm curious though as to why you singled those 3 medical schools out. They've got relatively little in common....

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    I suspect university rankings plays a part - if so that's the worst way to choose your medical elective
    Well, I looked for the University rankings from which i picked out above two options but my my brother is studying in Uni. of Glasgow so 3rd option would be convenient for me as far as accommodation is concerned, sounds weird. How can i get the information regarding electives in Papworth Hospital, there's nothing much on the website. What about the other options!!! What would you recommend ?
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    (Original post by mdshoaib88)
    Well, I looked for the University rankings from which i picked out above two options but my my brother is studying in Uni. of Glasgow so 3rd option would be convenient for me as far as accommodation is concerned, sounds weird. How can i get the information regarding electives in Papworth Hospital, there's nothing much on the website. What about the other options!!! What would you recommend ?
    Email [email protected]

    If you're looking for cardiac centres of excellence, the 6 main ones in the country are:
    -Papworth
    -Harefield Hospital, London
    -Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham
    -Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    -Freeman, Newcastle
    -Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    I'd heartedly recommend Papworth - it's where cardiac surgery was born in this country, but I can't really comment on the others.
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    Email [email protected]

    If you're looking for cardiac centres of excellence, the 6 main ones in the country are:
    -Papworth
    -Harefield Hospital, London
    -Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham
    -Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    -Freeman, Newcastle
    -Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    I'd heartedly recommend Papworth - it's where cardiac surgery was born in this country, but I can't really comment on the others.
    Well, Captain crash, you've been really helpful. I'll start working on above hospitals and will ask you further when required. Thank you.
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    In addition to the email address above, you can also contact the elective office here: http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/education/elective/. I realise Papworth or cardiac surgical services are not mentioned, but it might be worth applying through the university itself rather than through the hospital.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    In addition to the email address above, you can also contact the elective office here: http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/education/elective/. I realise Papworth or cardiac surgical services are not mentioned, but it might be worth applying through the university itself rather than through the hospital.
    I've visited that link before. There ain't any name of Cardiology in the specialties, only Cardio-respiratory medicine in Placement availability box. Its kinda confusing :-(
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    Email [email protected]

    If you're looking for cardiac centres of excellence, the 6 main ones in the country are:
    -Papworth
    -Harefield Hospital, London
    -Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham
    -Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    -Freeman, Newcastle
    -Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    I'd heartedly recommend Papworth - it's where cardiac surgery was born in this country, but I can't really comment on the others.
    The Heart?
    London Chest and SBH?
    Hammersmith?
    Even KCH & SGH do some good work.
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    (Original post by mdshoaib88)
    I've visited that link before. There ain't any name of Cardiology in the specialties, only Cardio-respiratory medicine in Placement availability box. Its kinda confusing :-(
    Most places can be flexible but you have to ask them.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    The Heart?
    London Chest and SBH?
    Hammersmith?
    Even KCH & SGH do some good work.
    They're good too (tbh, most teaching hospitals around the country will have sizeable cardiac departments as well). However, I was focusing on the main Cardiothoracic Centres and in terms of what treatments they offer, the places I mentioned are the main ones. (For instance, none of the ones you mentioned do cardiac transplants.)
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    (Original post by Captain Crash)
    They're good too (tbh, most teaching hospitals around the country will have sizeable cardiac departments as well). However, I was focusing on the main Cardiothoracic Centres and in terms of what treatments they offer, the places I mentioned are the main ones. (For instance, none of the ones you mentioned do cardiac transplants.)
    Well, as i have to apply from Pakistan for the next summer(would be in final year) so, i have to apply this June. I have shortlisted three from the above six centers i-e, Papworth, Harefield and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. Lets see what happens.

    and yeah one more thing. What's the best place from the above 6, in terms of amusement, as I'll be going for the first time. London sounds great to me
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    (Original post by mdshoaib88)
    Well, as i have to apply from Pakistan for the next summer(would be in final year) so, i have to apply this June. I have shortlisted three from the above six centers i-e, Papworth, Harefield and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. Lets see what happens.

    and yeah one more thing. What's the best place from the above 6, in terms of amusement, as I'll be going for the first time. London sounds great to me

    Definitely not Papworth then :p: It's quite a way from Cambridge itself and is in itself just a small town.

    The other cities probably boast more 'amusement'.
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    Hey guys,

    I know this thread's been abandoned somewhat since last year but hopefully it's not really dead.. yet.

    I'm a 4th year Medical student from Malaysia who's interested in doing her electives in the UK come end of 2011. My main field of interests would include:

    - Cardiology
    - O&G
    - General Surgery/ Trauma
    - Gastroenterology

    I've read through the previous replies regarding Cardio and Trauma so I guess those are sorted (altho for me it's more of Cardio and less of Cardiothoracic). And are there any other suggestions for Trauma outside of London (Damn you Tier 4 visa!!) I don't mind if the hospitals are small or secluded, I suppose the main idea is to get a taste of how the healthcare system is in the UK, and it wouldn't hurt to go away a little smarter. Won't suppose it would help a lil should I end up applying to work here either, would it?

    If anyone needs information/ help about electives in Malaysia, I'd be more than willing to help (or translate ). Much thanks.

    =J.

    pS- Does anyone know of any websites for the 'top' hospitals in certain disciplines on the net? that would help alot.
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    Anyone know of electives available to img at Barts and the London?

    Thank you.
 
 
 
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