• Elective Mummy Blog: Week Three Elective Mummy 02 Jul 2017
    The bird mites are still crawling around my babies’ room. The ‘entomologist’ hasn’t finished analysing them apparently, in order to decide on a suitable poison. I hadn’t imagined this to be such an (...)
  • How much does an elective cost? Sam Marns 02 Mar 2016
    If you are currently starting to plan your elective you may be thinking ‘how can I afford an elective?’ or even ‘how much does an elective cost?’ These are two crucial questions to ask your self and t (...)
  • The Electives Network Sam Marns 25 Mar 2013
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  • All elective phonecalls answered with a smile!
    New Year, New Faces Halina Malone 13 Feb 2013
    Things in Australia have gotten off to a flying start in 2013. Nervous and confused students arriving at Uni are a thing of the past. Instead we are finding first years are already clued up which soci (...)
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Sarah Bowers 12 Dec 2012
    Here at Glasgow  we get two electives (one after third year and one after fourth). This basically either means two opportunities to spend loooooads of money visiting two really goo (...)
  • A typical day on paeds at Karapitiya Michael Saunders 05 Oct 2012
    I don’t welcome the scorching sun on the way to the hospital in the morning. It is punishing alongside an uphill post-breakfast walk and the high humidity to contend with. It is just Rachel and Philip (...)
  • Khartoum, Friday 14th September
    'Khartoum Burns': What's the score? Peter Scolding 19 Sep 2012
    Re-posted from my blog at http://khartouminenglish.wordpress.com/ [http://khartouminenglish.wordpress.com/] We had had plans for Friday 14th September. We (me and the four other international medical (...)
  • Sri Lanka is never short of signs! Michael Saunders 09 Aug 2012
    I am woken at 6am by a thunderous downpour lashing the tin roof. I try and get a little more sleep and the alarm rings at 0715. Breakfast, shower, ward 11. I am the first of the elective students to (...)
  • A surprise day off! TO THE BEACH! Michael Saunders 02 Aug 2012
    I have the day off today! It is a full moon tonight and so there is no teaching in the hospital. I have a little sleep in, another wonderful breakfast and pack my bag for the beach. One hairy bus ride (...)
  • "Hello, I'm the new elective student." Michael Saunders 30 Jul 2012
    This is it. My elective starts today! Shower, shave, breakfast and I frantically check that I have everything I need. I calculated that I don't have enough Rupees to pay them the whole fee upfront so (...)