Join three final-year medical students from Hughes Hall and Wolfson College as they present their two-month medical electives. Their diverse experiences span healthcare and research – from Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge to Botswana and the Philippines.
The medical elective consists of two months of student-selected placements between the semi-final and final year of studies. Most medical students use this opportunity to explore healthcare abroad, often in developing countries. This allows them not only to offer a helping hand in an environment with limited resources, but also to encounter new patient populations, diseases and challenges they may never see in the UK. to gain extended hands-on clinical experience, and last but not least, to experience a different culture. Other students spend their electives in renowed hospitals and research laboratories in the UK and abroad to improve their medical research skills or learn novel techniques and methods in medicine and surgery. Here, we also have examples where students chose to combine these – by splitting the two-month placement in two halves and spending one half in research and one half abroad, or by conducting audits and research in the countries they visited. Our three speakers; Shadi Basyuni, Jodie Chalmers, Michal Barabas, all have different stories to tell, to inspire younger medical students and others.
Anyone interested in medicine and biomedical sciences, or keen to hear about a different type of travel abroad and humanitarian work, is welcome to attend this event: medics and non-medics alike.
Refreshments will be provided and three college tutors (as well as the speakers) will also be on hand to answer queries during the reception.
This is a biomedical subject area focus event.