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.
|2019 Elective Placements||The application round for 2019 placements opened on 1 February 2018 and closed on 2 July 2018 at 13:00hrs||We are no longer accepting new applications for 2019.|
|2020 Elective Placements||The application round for 2020 will open on Monday 11th February 2019.||The online application form will be available on our website from midday on 11st February.
A list of the placements we can offer for 2020 is now available on the 2020 Specialities and Dates page. Please read these carefully before considering which block you would like to apply for.
Please note that for 2020 applications there is a £50 application fee that must be paid after submitting your applications. After submitting the application form you will be sent an email containing a link to our payment portal.
If you are submitting more than one application you are only required to pay one application fee. (i.e. If you are submitting an application for Block 1 and an application for Block 2 you are not expected to pay £100. As long as you have paid £50, all of your submitted applications will be considered.