Notes Spring 2018

Top ten elective destinations revealed

Need ideas for where to go on elective? We asked our partners, The Electives Network (TEN) for the most popular locations, as visited by students who used TEN to help plan their trip.

Also in this issue:

  • Is it OK to hug a patient?
  • Learning to lead in medicine
  • New on board: tips for FY1

Read the issue in full.

This page was correct at publication on 05/06/2018. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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