Welcome to the East Kent Hospitals Electives Undergraduate Programme.
15 September 2020 update:
During the Covid-19 pandemic, for the foreseeable future, we are only accepting Kings College and St Georges London students on elective placements. KCL and St Georges London will not need to provide any references, results transcript or evidence of English Language Proficiency. In recognition of the impact, the pandemic has had on students from our partner medical schools, we have temporarily waived the application fees. I hope that we may be able to provide an exciting learning environment for you at some stage in the future but, in the meantime, I wish you all the very best in your studies and professional career. Please check this website for regular updates.
Thank you for your interest in undertaking your elective with us at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation trust. We recognise that electives are an important part of your personal and professional development as a doctor of tomorrow. As you begin this chapter in your career, everyone here will support you to achieve your best academically and help make your ‘East Kent’ experience the very highest quality. We are continuously developing our hospitals as centres of learning where you can flourish.
Whether you are training to be a doctor in the UK or elsewhere, we have a deep and rich variety of clinical environments for you to learn in and the expertise, experience, resources and enthusiasm to ensure a tailored programme for you. We consistently receive outstanding feedback for our educational activity, which we continually review to drive improvement.
Dr Ciaran Crowe
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Clinical Associate Director of Medical Education and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Electives for visiting students
EKHUFT Medical Education runs an Elective Programme offering 4-8 week clinical elective placements for medical students and are available in a variety of specialties. Placements are undertaken at our campuses in Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury Kent, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent and Queen Elizabeth the Mother Hospital, Margate Kent.
We are fortunate to be able to offer you on-site accommodation on all of our hospital sites. This is available on a first come first serve basis, which can be booked after confirmation of your placement.
There are also options for a wide range of private accommodation in close proximity to our hospital sites, which you will need to self-organise.
You will need to complete the on-line application form and upload a number of important documents to undertake an elective at EKHUFT. Due to the large number of applications that we receive for a small number of places any incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.
General Application Information
- You can only undertake your placement in one specialty for the full duration of your placement, whether this is for the minimum of 4 weeks or up to the maximum of 8 weeks. Please note that should you accept an offer for a certain placement on certain dates, at the end of your Elective EKHUFT will only verify time spent on that specific placement.
Please click on the individual tabs below - Entry Requirements, How to Apply and Application Outcome to understand the process.