Medical Student Electives for International and UK Medical Students

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) are pleased to offer a limited number of medical student elective placements to International and UK medical students at Eastbourne District General Hospital and Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Eastbourne District General Hospital and Conquest Hospital are associate university teaching hospitals for Kings College London (KCL) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and final year medical students from both these medical schools undertake attachments at both hospitals from the end of August to the end of February each year.  We are able to offer medical student electives to medical students from other medical schools during periods when we have no KCL or BSMS medical students on site

Electives are offered for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks and are subject to availability

Purpose of the elective

The purpose for elective attachments at ESHT is to observe clinical work. Objectives are agreed in discussion with the supervising clinician at the start of the attachment

Students on elective attachment:

  • are not employed by ESHT to provide services or to carry out work of any kind
  • are not permitted to participate in or help with the investigation and treatment of patients, to advise staff on the treatment of patients, to teach clinical procedures, to carry out research or to assist with laboratory and/or other work
  • are not permitted to visit areas other than their base department without permission from their supervising consultant
  • are not entitled to remuneration or expenses from ESHT

Requirements

You must provide a copy of your CV

You must be in good standing at your medical school and must provide a letter of recommendation from your Dean of Clinical Studies

It is essential that you have a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the English language to enable you to communicate with medical staff in the hospital

Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Medical students at UK medical schools

You will be asked to sign a declaration stating that you are up to date with DoH recommended vaccinations, serology and health screening, deeming you fit to work on a clinical placement within the NHS. If you are not up to date please can you arrange to have these done before you start your placement with us.

If you have a medical condition for which adjustments are required to enable you to carry out your placement, you must inform Medical Education Department in advance of your placement.

Information will be given to you on starting your placement as to actions to take in the event that you sustain a needle-stick injury or body fluid exposure.

International Medical students

If you have a medical condition for which adjustments are required to enable you to carry out your placement, you must inform Medical Education in advance of your placement.

Information will be given to you on starting your placement as to actions to take in the event that you sustain a needle-stick injury or body fluid exposure.

Please contact the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department if you develop any of / or a combination of the symptoms listed below:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained fever, particularly at night
  • Unexplained breathlessness or persistent chest pain
  • Unexplained cough lasting longer than three weeks, especially if you are producing sputum

Immigration

If you are a student from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland you will need to apply for a valid visa

Accommodation

Hospital accommodation can be booked directly via our accommodation officers and is subject to availability. You will be sent contact details for the accommodation officers on both sites in your offer email/letter. You accommodation officers will be able to advise about costs

Contacts