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Hi there I am a kiwi girl looking to do my 8 week elective from June 2013 in Anaesthetics.

I ideally want to be in London as have accommodation in Chelsea with a friend.

Absolutely no idea where I should apply, any help would be awesome!

I ideally would like to be at a hospital with a big educational focus and where the consultants are really keen on teaching and you are able to get involved with procedures etc.

Advice would be much appreciated

Thanks!

Abby
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Hi there I am a kiwi girl looking to do my 8 week elective from June 2013 in Anaesthetics.

I ideally want to be in London as have accommodation in Chelsea with a friend.

Absolutely no idea where I should apply, any help would be awesome!

I ideally would like to be at a hospital with a big educational focus and where the consultants are really keen on teaching and you are able to get involved with procedures etc.

Advice would be much appreciated

Thanks!

Abby
In the UK you generally have to apply to a medical school to do an elective. There are four medical schools in London (Kings, Imperial, Barts and the London, and St George's. You should have a search on their websites..

To get you started.. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/medicine/study/...ves/index.aspx

http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/...mingelectives/

http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...ves/index.html
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In the UK you generally have to apply to a medical school to do an elective. There are four medical schools in London (Kings, Imperial, Barts and the London, and St George's. You should have a search on their websites..

To get you started.. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/medicine/study/...ves/index.aspx

http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/...mingelectives/

http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...ves/index.html
You forgot UCL. But I'm not sure if they take elective students currently - they didn't 4 years ago.
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Hi there I am a kiwi girl looking to do my 8 week elective from June 2013 in Anaesthetics.

I ideally want to be in London as have accommodation in Chelsea with a friend.

Absolutely no idea where I should apply, any help would be awesome!

I ideally would like to be at a hospital with a big educational focus and where the consultants are really keen on teaching and you are able to get involved with procedures etc.

Advice would be much appreciated

Thanks!

Abby
Well, your best bet would be to try Imperial or UCL if you have accommodation in Chelsea. I wouldn't want to be trying to commute from West London to East London to Barts during the Olympics.
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You forgot UCL. But I'm not sure if they take elective students currently - they didn't 4 years ago.
Ooops how could I forget UCL!?

They seem to have started taking elective students now..

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/u...uate/electives
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Thank you so much for the links, will check them out now. If anyone wants advice RE NZ let me know

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If anyone wants advice RE NZ let me know

Abby
Do you have a hot Kiwi accent?
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Well, your best bet would be to try Imperial or UCL if you have accommodation in Chelsea. I wouldn't want to be trying to commute from West London to East London to Barts during the Olympics.
She won't be commuting through during the Olympics, unless they are a year late
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She won't be commuting through during the Olympics, unless they are a year late
Oh, my bad, didn't see the year.
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If you want high-tech academic anaesthetics, I'd recommend UCL.

If you want entry-level anaesthetic fun and games, your standard district general hospital should be able to provide plenty. Any of the big five teaching hossies should be able to provide or arrange a good mix of emergency, critical care, general, ortho, CT, neuro, paeds and runts & ***** in any variation you like.
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In the UK you generally have to apply to a medical school to do an elective. There are four medical schools in London (Kings, Imperial, Barts and the London, and St George's. You should have a search on their websites..

To get you started.. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/medicine/study/...ves/index.aspx

http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/...mingelectives/

http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...ves/index.html
Is that just for internationals or is that in general? So as a UK student studying at a UK uni, if I want to do my elective in the UK I have to apply to a medical school rather than contacting a specific hospital?
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Hi there I was wondering as an overseas student which placement would be better- a central university hospital or a peripheral DGH type??

My countries health system is a lot different to the UK we only have a handful of hospitals!

I was posed this question by a friend and have tried to read up but its a bit confusing

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It depends what you're after at the end the end of the day. While the article I'm going to forward you is not related to electives, it's message still translates.
http://student.bmj.com/student/view-...?id=sbmj.d7957
(you can sign up for free to view the article)
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darn i can't access the article, thanks anyway for reply
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darn i can't access the article, thanks anyway for reply
all you have to do is sign up online, it is completely free!
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attached it anyway.
hope it helps
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@ Purple frog

your a bit of a gem! thanks
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@Digitalis

Pretty sure kiwis have the worst accent ever haha but yes we definately all have it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1cOn5vGc4 flight of the concords.
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Hi Abby, I'm a kiwi med student looking to do an anaesthetics elective in London next year. Just wondering how you got on and if you had any advice?

Thanks!
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Hi Abby, I'm a kiwi med student looking to do an anaesthetics elective in London next year. Just wondering how you got on and if you had any advice?

Thanks!
I did mine at St Mary's in Paddington and had a fantastic time, they were very receptive to having me around and really got me involved. Would recommend!

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