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Dr Omar Hussain, Class of 2016

Elective

One of the most exciting parts of your medical training at Hull York Medical School is your elective. You have the opportunity to encounter an environment that is very different from a regular medical course and medical issues that stretch your understanding, supporting you to reflect on your professional and personal development.

Introduction

Clinical experience in a specialist area of your choice

One of the most exciting parts of your medical training at Hull York Medical School is your elective.

You will have the opportunity to gain invaluable clinical experience in locations where you can stretch your understanding and help make a difference as well as reflect on your professional and personal development.

You will carry out a six-week elective at the beginning of your final year when you’ll have the chance to travel abroad or work in a specialist service in the UK.

Students find their electives a hugely educational, enjoyable and rewarding experience.

You will gain invaluable clinical experience in locations where you can help make a difference, both to healthcare services and to those who receive them.

Laura Foggett on her elective in the Philippines
Students on their elective in Vietnam
Tom Armstrong on his elective at NASA
Louise Gardner, Year 5

HULL YORK MEDICAL SCHOOL Stories

I spent my elective in the Oncology, Paediatrics and Emergency Departments at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. I had a fantastic experience and was able to see many conditions that I had never witnessed before in the UK, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and severe acute malnutrition. I particularly enjoyed my time in the emergency department as it gave me further experience in assessing and managing really sick patients.
Year 5

Louise Gardner

Locations

Where will you go?

The choice is yours!

Our students have undertaken electives in hospitals and research institutes in locations as far-reaching as Vanuatu, Nepal, Tenerife, Belize, Malaysia, South Africa and with NASA in the USA to name but a few.

Students have also ventured in the UK at organisations such as the Institute of Neurology in London, in rural settings like Fort William and Shetland, or within our local NHS Trusts.