The Electives Network (TEN)


MDU student members have exclusive free access to TEN, the ultimate online elective planning resource. Whether you want to go with an elective provider, travel as part of an independent group, or go your own way, TEN has information that can help you through the planning process - all the way to departure.

What makes TEN unique?

Many of our members agree that their elective was one of their most rewarding and 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. It also offers an opportunity to differentiate your CV.

TEN can help you come up with a unique elective placement that will help set you apart when you start applying for your FY1 post.

Key features

  • Hospital database: provides an encyclopaedia of hospital placements. Use the country profiles or hospital search to navigate through the database.
  • Something different: not sure what you want to do? TEN lists over 3,000 elective opportunities in 160 countries, from prison placements to tropical idylls and extreme medicine to specialty electives.
  • Feedback and case studies: get a feel for the placements that catch your attention by reading feedback reports and case studies from students all over the world.
  • TEN gives £20 Amazon vouchers to every student who submits a case study and offers £250 every quarter to the best feedback provider.
  • My Elective: this section of the site helps you keep track of your placement shortlist, your recently searched and any helpful planning guides which you have pinned for later reference.
  • Media galleries: view elective videos and photos uploaded by students, to get a flavour of the places you're considering.
  • TEN gives £150 every quarter to the student who submits the best video.

With all of this on offer and more, make sure you make the most of your free access to TEN.

Accessing TEN

Free access to TEN is an exclusive benefit for MDU members. To access TEN, you will need to log in to the MDU website and then use the link on the right hand side of this page.

If you haven't registered yet, go to and enter your MDU membership number to create an account. If you can't remember your MDU number, please call our membership team on 0800 716 376.