Important Information for all Students

All applications for clinical elective attachments are processed through the MBChB office.  Students should not therefore apply directly to any departments, but should correspond directly with the Clinical Elective Secretaries in Aberdeen or Inverness.  

Students from the University of Illinois should click here for more information.

  • Attachments for both Aberdeen and Inverness can be arranged for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks only. Please note that requests for longer or shorter attachments will not be considered. Dates are fixed and non-negotiable. 
  • There is no formal teaching programme. Students will join in all clinical activities and participate in teaching rounds, case conferences, etc., that are held regularly in the various units/specialties.
  • Places are limited and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Students from outside the UK will be required by UK Visas and Immigration to obtain an appropriate visa as indicated at UKVI Website


Time Period for Electives: Electives are only available during July and August.  Electives our with these months will not be considered.

How to Apply:  Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the global pandemic and travel, we will not be offering electives during 2021. This will be reviewed later in the year in the hope that we will be able to resume the elective programme in 2022.

Cost: An administration fee of £250 will be payable on acceptance of an elective placement.


Time Period for Electives: Applications can be made anytime.
How to Apply: Apply Online