The Medical Education Service periodically receives email requests from students wishing to undertake a period of “elective placement” within the UK/EEA/EU (European Economic Area/European Union) as well as overseas (international) students. Our current guidelines and policy will be subject to review following The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
If you wish to enquire about an elective placement please contact:
The Undergraduate Education Team
Telephone: 01925 662378
Please find below general FAQs – based on Imperial College – London
Q. Who can do an elective placement?
A. Only a final year medical student.
Q. How long can my elective placement last?
A. A maximum of 8 weeks in any specialty (with a max of 2 specialties per elective)
Q. I have a personal contact in the hospital; do I need to go through this process?
A. Yes, all students should complete appropriate documentation.
Q. What time of the year can I come?
A. For general medicine and surgery we would prefer elective students not to commence their placement during Induction Week of the University of Liverpool Students. These dates change from year to year.
Q. What specialties can the hospital offer?
A. We can offer elective placements in the full range of specialties.