Elective guide

Guide to elective planning

Free, downloadable guide to elective planning for student members. 

Our guide to elective planning is full of advice to help you get everything organised in time and is free to student members. 

Covering all the need to know aspects, including:

  • choosing a destination
  • research and planning
  • funding your elective
  • travel information
  • staying healthy abroad

Many of our members agree their elective was one of their most memorable experiences as a student. Completing your elective is an opportunity to widen your experience; not only of your profession, but also of other cultures should you decide to go overseas.

We believe that completing an elective can help student members become better doctors by providing them with practical and challenging experiences before they graduate. We aim to do all we can to support you during this exciting time.


Free, downloadable guide to elective planning for student members. 

Our guide to elective planning is full of advice to help you get everything organised in time and is free to student members. 

Covering all the need to know aspects, including:

  • choosing a destination
  • research and planning
  • funding your elective
  • travel information
  • staying healthy abroad

Many of our members agree their elective was one of their most memorable experiences as a student. Completing your elective is an opportunity to widen your experience; not only of your profession, but also of other cultures should you decide to go overseas.

We believe that completing an elective can help student members become better doctors by providing them with practical and challenging experiences before they graduate. We aim to do all we can to support you during this exciting time.