|Q. When can I apply for a placement in 2019?||A. We are no longer accepting applications for 2019 placements following the deadline on the 2 July 2018.|
|Q. When can I apply for a placement in 2020?||A. The application round for 2020 will open on the 4th February 2019 at 12:00PM GMT. The list of the placements we can offer for 2020 is available on our 2020 Dates & Specialities page.
Please read these carefully before considering which block you would like to apply for in February.
|Q. How many placement preferences can I include on my application?||A. Students may list up to 5 placement preferences (specialities) on their application. Since students can only attend during one time period, they can apply for up to 5 different specialities within the same block.|
|Q. What are the fees for doing a Cambridge Elective Placement?||A. The Clinical School does not charge tuition fees to attend the Cambridge Elective however students will be required to cover accommodation and administration fees as detailed on the Entry Requirements & Fees page. Fees for 2020 are also currently under review, so check back to our website for updates.|
|Q. Do I need to take out malpractice insurance?||A. The School of Clinical Medicine does not indemnify medical students and we would encourage you to take out cover for the duration of your elective placement.|
|Q. Can I do my elective placement for more than 6 weeks?||A. No. The maximum duration of the Cambridge Elective Placement is 6 weeks.|
|Q. Can I do less than 6 weeks for my elective placement?||A. It is sometimes possible to do a shorter elective placement (minimum of 4 weeks) but the elective will still have to be within one of the published elective blocks. If you require a shorter placement please include this in the notes section at the end of your application.
Please note that you will still be required to pay the full amount for your accommodation.
|Q. Can I split my elective placement and do more than one specialty?||A. No. We are only able to offer one specialty per elective placement.|
|Q. What dates are the elective placements?||A. The list of the placements we can offer for 2020 is available on our 2020 Dates & Specialities page.|
|Q. If I withdraw from the elective, can I get a refund?||A. None of our fees are refundable once paid.
How much you pay of course depends at what stage you withdraw from the process.
If you are successful at stages one and two, and you withdraw from the placement no later than 3 months before your placement starts then you will not have to pay the accommodation fee.
However, if you withdraw from your placement any later than 3 months before your placement starts then you will have to pay the full
£820 accomodation fee.
|Q. My University requires additional forms to be signed by the School of Clinical Medicine or my Supervisor before my placement starts how can I arrange this?||A.We are unable to sign any additional documentation prior to your arrival. If you need proof that your placement is confirmed you will need to use the confirmation email that you are sent by the Clinical School.|
|Q. My University requires additional documentation to be completed by the School of Clinical Medicine after my placement has taken place how do I arrange this?||A. At the end of your placement you will be provided with two letters that confirm the dates of your placement and the department that you did your placement with. These letters will be stamped with the official stamp. The School of Clinical Medicine is unable to sign, stamp or provide any other documentation so please check with your University that this will be sufficient before applying.|
|Q. Can my reference be signed by someone other than the Dean?||A. Yes, Associate or Assistant Deans can also sign your reference.|
|Q. Do I have to provide my full university transcript or do you accept alternative documentation such as a recent results statement?||A. You must provide your full official university transcript. If it is in a language other than English then you will also need to provide a certified translation.|
|Q. I am from a country where English is not the first language but my course is taught in English. Do I still have to provide one of the English Language Assessments that you have specified on your website?||A. Yes, you will still need to provide one of the English Language Assessments listed on our website. Further details can be found here.|
|Q. I have not received an email confirming that my application has been received is this normal?||A. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive we are unable to confirm receipt of applications by email. If your application has been submitted successfully you will receive a message on the screen after you have pressed the 'submit' button.|
|Q. My University requires that my supervisor provides an evaluation of my placement how do I arrange this?||A. At the end of your placement you can ask your supervisor to complete this for you.|