The University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine is able to provide a number of elective placements each year for Medical students based outside of Cambridge. The elective placements are for a maximum of 6 weeks and take place at the Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
From the first direct measurement of blood pressure to the unravelling of the complexities of DNA and the discovery of monoclonal antibodies, Cambridge has been in the spotlight. Advancing into the 21st century, Addenbrooke’s symbolises the world class stature of Cambridge Medicine. It is in the front rank of the UK’s finest University Teaching Hospitals with an international reputation based soundly on treatment, teaching and research. To the left is a picture of the University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Sciences. The Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL) is a cross-departmental institute within the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, that is housed in the purpose-built Institute of Metabolic Sciences on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke’s Hospital site).
A Cambridge Elective Placement offers medical students from around the world the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in a specific department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Students will observe various aspects of the running of the department from meetings to medical procedures, giving you an invaluable opportunity to learn from some of the UK’s leading medical consultants.
For more information about what happens when you undertake an elective placement with us please visit the about page.
If you are considering applying for an Elective placement please make sure that you read the entry requirements for all students who wish to apply. You may also find it useful to read the information provided about the accommodation that is provided and the application stages. We have included an FAQ page which you may find useful if you have any further questions.
Please note one placement for 2017 Cambridge Elective programme is now available only in BLOCK 7 (Monday 11th September – Friday 20th October 2017). Due to the short time frame it is not possible to accept applications from anyone requesting a VISA. The application round will remain open from Wednesday, 26th July until Wednesday, 16th August for the following specialities.
|2017 Elective Placements||The application deadline for 2017 placements was the 1st July 2016.||We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 placements. In the unlikely event a placement becomes available that we are not able to fill from the existing waiting list we may reopen the 2017 application round. If you would like to be notified of this by email you can subscribe to our mailing list via the Contact Cambridge Electives page.|
|2018 Elective Placements||The application round for 2018 placements will open on 28 February 2017 at 13:30.||The application form will be available until 3 July at 13:30 here.|