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Jasmin Kramer

Tanzania

Jasmin Kramer 2016

Volunteering (Famulatur) at Mawenzi Regional Hospital, Moshi, Tanzania…

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Tanya Dhir

United Kingdom

Tanya Dhir 2016

People in Shetland are very friendly, the pace of life is more relaxed…

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Kerman  Kahlon

New Zealand

Kerman Kahlon 2016

elective placement in the endocrinology unit at Waikato hospital in New Zealand…

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James Dickens

Zambia

James Dickens 2016

Chikankata Mission Hospital…

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Elliot Byford

Japan

Elliot Byford 2016

Elective in Japan…

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Naomi  Lungu

Zambia

Naomi Lungu 2016

Prepare to meet some of the friendliest and most hospitable people that you will ever meet…

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Tim McAleese

Zambia

Tim McAleese 2016

Livingstone General Hospital…

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Alan McCrorie

South Africa

Alan McCrorie 2016

I chose South Africa because I was fascinated by the history of the country.…

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Laura Shorthouse

Zambia

Laura Shorthouse 2016

I learnt that a complex relationship exists between medical ethics and external influences…

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Adam Sage

Malawi

Adam Sage 2016

The highlight of my trip was relaxing at the lake after a busy week in the hospital!…

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Lucy Faulkner

United Kingdom

Lucy Faulkner 2016

Lucy enjoyed her elective on the Isle of Man…

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Sarah Hookham

Sri Lanka

Sarah Hookham 2016

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Saskia Loysen

United Kingdom

Saskia Loysen 2016

Paediatric medicine in Northern Ireland…

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Saul Crandon

Australia

Saul Crandon 2016

Spending so much time in cardiology reinforced my desire to pursue this speciality.…

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Elizabeth O'Mahony

India

Elizabeth O'Mahony 2016

I saw a huge range of conditions that I had previously only read about in textbooks.…

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Sam Burrows

New Zealand

Sam Burrows 2016

Sam wasn't sure what he wanted to do, but loved his elective…

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Nicholas  Heinz

Ghana

Nicholas Heinz 2016

Korle Bu Hospital…

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Tim Robinson

India

Tim Robinson 2016

A rural clinic in a very poor area, and an amazing elective…

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Rachel Wood

Nepal

Rachel Wood 2016

The Universitas 21 Global Learning Partnership took Rachel to Nepal…

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Shanika Gunasinghe

United States of America

Shanika Gunasinghe 2016

Public Health in NYC…

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Jack Garnham

Swaziland

Jack Garnham 2016

Developing-world medicine in a beautiful part of Africa…

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Lauren  McCarthy

St. Lucia

Lauren McCarthy 2016

My Paediatric Elective In Saint Lucia…

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Oliver  Post

South Africa

Oliver Post 2016

Each place was completely unique and amazing in its own way. …

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Alexandra Walter

New Zealand

Alexandra Walter 2016

Famulatur in Neuseeland…

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Hannah Preston

Australia

Hannah Preston 2015

If you love sports, why not think about a sports medicine elective?…

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Fiona Robertson

Japan

Fiona Robertson 2015

Anaesthesia in Tokyo, Japan…

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Joshua Mortimer

Australia

Joshua Mortimer 2015

Joshua was interested in indigenous health in Northern Australia…

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Carla  Visocchi

Vanuatu

Carla Visocchi 2015

Patients in general seem to present quite late in Vanuatu…

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Karen Hamilton

United States of America

Karen Hamilton 2015

Want an elective where you can ski when you are not working?…

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Amy Smyth and Lucy Singh

Peru

Amy Smyth and Lucy Singh 2015

Want to travel to really remote places, only accessible by boat...?…

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Clare McGenity

Malta

Clare McGenity 2015

An elective with great teaching and fantastic things do to during time off…

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Tony  Fordham

United Kingdom

Tony Fordham 2015

Tony finds that staying in your home country for your elective can be positive…

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Rebekah Hilder

Papua New Guinea

Rebekah Hilder 2015

Rebekah challenged herself on a remote mission hospital elective…

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Dominique  McGinlay

Romania

Dominique McGinlay 2015

I fell in love with the city!!…

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Jon Massie

Peru

Jon Massie 2015

Jon wanted to combine an interest in Opthamology with learning Spanish…

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Grace Bennett and Eleanor Crane

Uganda

Grace Bennett and Eleanor Crane 2015

Grace and Eleanor tell us about their time in Uganda with Act4Africa…

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Jordan Massey

Peru

Jordan Massey 2015

Healthcare Management within a Peruvian setting…

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Myra Laurenson

Australia

Myra Laurenson 2015

Hospital at the base of the Blue Mountains…

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Sean  Lee

Singapore

Sean Lee 2015

the hustle and bustle of city life…

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Mollie McMahon

Tanzania

Mollie McMahon 2015

it's amazing how quickly you can end up craving fruit!…

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William  Fleischl

Laos

William Fleischl 2015

I really enjoyed the experience. I really felt part of the community. …

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Rebeka Haszczyn

India

Rebeka Haszczyn 2015

Rebeka had an amazing experience working with AIDS patients in India…

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Lauren Pryde

Tanzania

Lauren Pryde 2015

Lauren saw life as a Tanzanian as well as her professional experience…

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Carolin Julia Curtaz

France

Carolin Julia Curtaz 2015

*Voila, France je reviens*…

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Tom  Dalton

United Kingdom

Tom Dalton 2015

Tom went home for his elective but found his placement was still exotic…

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Thom Phillips

Qatar

Thom Phillips 2015

If you are mad on Sports, why not try an elective here?…

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Sarah  Evans

Malawi

Sarah Evans 2015

How could I not recommend Malawi? …

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Awais  Sheikh

South Africa

Awais Sheikh 2015

The cultural melting-pot that is South Africa.…

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Olivia  Spence

South Africa

Olivia Spence 2015

Cape Town is, without a doubt, one of the most stunning cities in the world.…

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Ebrahim  Arshad

Pakistan

Ebrahim Arshad 2015

The lure of hearing crackling chests and feeling enlarged livers was too much. …

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Daniella  Osaghae

Zambia

Daniella Osaghae 2015

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Mark  Rezk

Tanzania

Mark Rezk 2015

A case of health inequality…

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Sam Gilbert

France

Sam Gilbert 2015

Sam wanted to improve his French during his elective…

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Michelle Haywood

United Kingdom

Michelle Haywood 2015

Michelle had an interesting and eye opening time with the infection control team…

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Emilie Lefebvre

Egypt

Emilie Lefebvre 2015

Would you like to scuba dive in the Red Sea in your free time?…

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Alex Hollis

Tanzania

Alex Hollis 2015

I could not recommend KCMC or Tanzania highly enough to any potential student.…

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Chantelle Thomas

United Kingdom

Chantelle Thomas 2015

Chantelle wanted to learn more about caring for bereaved parents…

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Melanie Wilmes

South Africa

Melanie Wilmes 2015

Zweimonatige Famulatur in Kapstadt am Victoria Hospital in der Allgemeinchirurgie…

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Chris Kovacs

Ghana

Chris Kovacs 2015

An Obroni’s guide to Ghana…

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Django Nathan

Peru

Django Nathan 2015

Django had a fantastic time at Florencia Hospital in Trujillo and learned Spanish while there…

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Greg Couch

Ecuador

Greg Couch 2015

Greg had a fantastic experience in Ecuador with the Cinterandes Foundation…

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Anne Borowski

Sri Lanka

Anne Borowski 2015

Bereicherndes PJ-Tertial, beeindruckendes Land und richtig viel mit nach Hause genommen!…

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Jakob Koestenbauer

Vanuatu

Jakob Koestenbauer 2014

Vanuatu has suffered at the hand of cyclone Pam but Jakob visited before she arrived…

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Ella Daniels

Tanzania

Ella Daniels 2014

Ella Daniels had a rare opportunity for a three day stint with the Flying Medical Services…

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Anna  Wiltshire

Ghana

Anna Wiltshire 2014

We had to be aware of Ebola whilst treating patients and this was invaluable for my learning.…

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Ella Daniels

Tanzania

Ella Daniels 2014

KCMC is a friendly, exciting hospital…

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Mark  O'Kane

India

Mark O'Kane 2014

CMCH is renowned all over India…

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Zafraan  Zathar

Malaysia

Zafraan Zathar 2014

Zafraan had a mixed experience at Hospital Kuala Lampur and he gives all the details here…

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Mark O'Kane

India

Mark O'Kane 2014

A memorable elective at Padhar Hospital…

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Daphne Cohen

United Kingdom

Daphne Cohen 2014

Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty most medical students will not have the opportunity to see!…

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Edmund Elliot

Tonga

Edmund Elliot 2014

We found all the doctors were incredibly competent, but the hospitals simply lacked the resources …

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Sukhmeet Singh

India

Sukhmeet Singh 2014

Sukhmeet wanted to see how mental illness is dealt with in India…

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Josephine Cambell

Cook Islands

Josephine Cambell 2014

I fell in love with the island; the people; their relaxed way of life.…

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Caitlin Northern

United States of America

Caitlin Northern 2014

An amazing elective for anyone interested in paediatrics!…

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Stephen  Baxter

India

Stephen Baxter 2014

A well rounded elective in an expanding hospital…

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Adam Montgomery

St. Lucia

Adam Montgomery 2014

I had a really excellent experience in St. Lucia, both in the hospital and out. …

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Iyare Nehikhare

United Kingdom

Iyare Nehikhare 2014

Iyare gained a unique insight into the military perspective of health care in a UK hospital…

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Sarah Stranks

Canada

Sarah Stranks 2014

Sarah had two very different experiences in the field of psychiatry…

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Kieran Gillick

Ghana

Kieran Gillick 2014

Kieran enjoyed organising his elective as well as the experience at the hospital.…

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Chien Xue Low

Kenya

Chien Xue Low 2014

Chein Xue Low remembers his experience in Nairobi, Kenya, arranged through Elective Africa…

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Aamenah Hawash

United States of America

Aamenah Hawash 2014

I carried out a Thoracic Radiology elective within University of California, San Diego (UCSD)…

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Smit Deliwala

Moldova

Smit Deliwala 2014

Smit Deliwala had a fantastic elective in Moldova arranged through Projects Abroad…

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Mehreen Mehmood

Mauritius

Mehreen Mehmood 2014

Mehreen set out to compare Doctor-Patient relationships in Mauritus with that in Britian…

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Rebecca Rhodes

Bangladesh

Rebecca Rhodes 2014

Rebecca wanted to stretch her faith as well as her medical knowledge…

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Aamenah Hawash

Malaysia

Aamenah Hawash 2014

Kuala Lumpur is an amazing city of contrasts, and this is reflected at HKL (Hospital Kuala Lumpur)…

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Rachel Clark & Amy Gasper

Nepal

Rachel Clark & Amy Gasper 2014

Rachel and Amy went with Interserve to Nepal for their elective…

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Thomas FitzMaurice

Japan

Thomas FitzMaurice 2014

I was impressed by the modern medical facilities at Showa, and the work ethic of the staff in Japan…

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Peter Connell

Sri Lanka

Peter Connell 2014

A elective adventure with Projects Abroad…

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Joseph McGee

United Kingdom

Joseph McGee 2014

Healthcare Management and Leadership: Developing a New Norm for Doctors…

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Samantha Saling

United Kingdom

Samantha Saling 2013

Samantha was keen to learn more about her favourite specialities, and enjoy visiting London…

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Anika Oettel

France

Anika Oettel 2013

My elective was split into two parts. Here more about my elective in Hôpital de la Croix Rousse.…

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Oettel Angelika

France

Oettel Angelika 2013

Stroke unit of the Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer…

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Claire Eccles

United Kingdom

Claire Eccles 2013

Claire spent time in the UK and New Zealand looking at mental health issues in sex workers…

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Alex Johnson

Sri Lanka

Alex Johnson 2013

My elective was not an easy one, but I would recommend it again and again to anyone.…

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Louisa  Perry

Ethiopia

Louisa Perry 2013

An elective at Gimbie Adventist Hospital …

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Jonathan Rogers

Switzerland

Jonathan Rogers 2013

Jonathan was involved in research using data collected in the Zurich Study…

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Van Dai  Vo Chieu

Japan

Van Dai Vo Chieu 2013

Van travelled from Germany to Japan to study Radiology at Jichi Medical University…

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Ashley Lau

Nepal

Ashley Lau 2013

Ashley Lau travelled to Nepal arranged through Projects Abroad for his elective…

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Sophie Saul

United States of America

Sophie Saul 2013

Sophie Saul met astronauts on her elective!…

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Ben Warner

Malawi

Ben Warner 2013

An Amazing time in Malawi at Nkhoma Hospital…

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Vicky Lonsdale

Ghana

Vicky Lonsdale 2013

Vicky had a fantastic cultural experience to add to her medical learning…

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Mike McGovern

Uganda

Mike McGovern 2013

Mike had an inspiring time at Kisiizi Hospital and would recommend anyone to go…

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Milton Micallef

France

Milton Micallef 2012

Life in a Paris hospital - Fashion, Food and French reserve…

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Angelika Höfchen

Thailand

Angelika Höfchen 2012

Although amazed by the country and the people I had hoped for more practical experience. …

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Resham Panesar

Nepal

Resham Panesar 2012

Medicine & Healthcare, Electives in Nepal…

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Joseph Piper

Kenya

Joseph Piper 2012

Working in the biggest slum in Africa, Joseph immersed himself in medicine, African style…

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Joseph Piper

Uganda

Joseph Piper 2012

Imagine using a bar of soap as your only defence against a cholera outbreak…

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Jeremy  Wales

Nepal

Jeremy Wales 2012

Go to Nepalese rural hospitals and brush your teeth whilst looking at the world's tallest mountains!…

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Anthony Dat

United States of America

Anthony Dat 2011

Anthony Dat spent his elective in the Trauma department of John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.…

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Bryanne Robson

Kenya

Bryanne Robson 2011

Bryanne Robson planned her elective through Elective Africa in Mombasa and had a life changing time.…

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Chris Boyson

Samoa

Chris Boyson 2011

From England to Samoa: 10,000 miles difference in healthcare.…

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Maria Ward

Uganda

Maria Ward 2011

Maria Ward spent her elective working at the government run Mulago Hospital in Uganda.…

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Ciara  Vizzard

Cambodia

Ciara Vizzard 2011

You will never look at plastic surgery the same again...…

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Matthew Arneill

Kenya

Matthew Arneill 2011

Matthew Arneill spent his elective doing Paediatrics at the Christian Kapsowar Mission in Kenya…

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Molly  Gorman

Ecuador

Molly Gorman 2011

In 2011, Molly Gorman worked with The Cinterandes Foundation and had an eye-opening experience.…

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Lea Jacobson

Ethiopia

Lea Jacobson 2010

Lea Jacobson used her elective to turn 'a piece of geography' into a memorable experience.…

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Hannah  Zipprich

Chile

Hannah Zipprich 2010

Chirurgisches Tertial des praktischen Jahres in Valparaíso, Chile August – November 2010…

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Beth James

Bolivia

Beth James 2009

Beth James spent her elective at Centro de Salud, Alto Cochabamba.…

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Gemma  May

Ethiopia

Gemma May 2008

An elective off the beaten track, an expierence of ethiopia.…

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Jennifer  Kiggins

Japan

Jennifer Kiggins 2008

An insight into the Japanese of Tokyo…

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Mark Hohenberg

Solomon Islands

Mark Hohenberg 2008

An elective with pristine deserted white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands, and coral reefs.…

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Michael  Rees

New Zealand

Michael Rees 2008

In New Zealand assessing the Medical Management of the Professional Rugby Player…

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Ehi Okpe

Barbados

Ehi Okpe 2008

An elective in Barbados marries sun, sand and challenging healthcare.…

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Laura Moir

Belize

Laura Moir 2007

Visiting Belize helped me appreciate a new culture…

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Jenny  Lazarus

Canada

Jenny Lazarus 2007

Jenny Lazarus had always wanted to visit British Columbia, so she decided to take her elective there…

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Jacqueline  Gilbert

Malaysia

Jacqueline Gilbert 2007

Tropical diseases and emergency medicine in Kuala Lumpur…

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Su Chen  See

Malaysia

Su Chen See 2007

A surgical elective in University Malaya Medical Centre.…

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Asma Patel

South Africa

Asma Patel 2007

South Africa held a number of surprises and an excellent elective in Dermatology at Groote Schuur…

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Victoria  Doyle

United Kingdom

Victoria Doyle 2006

A Silent Witness expierence: An elective in Forensic pathology.…

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Kellie-Marie

Kenya

Kellie-Marie 2006

A student's account of Moving Mountains and the work the charity does in Nepal and Kenya…

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Hemma Star

United Kingdom

Hemma Star 2005

A unique elective in mental health in London…

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Mary  McCauley

India

Mary McCauley 2005

Ambilikkai - a long way from Aberdeen …

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Katie  Wright

India

Katie Wright 2004

A passage to India…

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Lyndsey  Forbes

Australia

Lyndsey Forbes 2004

Liverpool Hospital in Sydney a chance to work in the busiest trauma department in Australia.…

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Mitra  Rashidi

Norway

Mitra Rashidi 2004

Plastic Surgery in Oslo…

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James Bluett

United Kingdom

James Bluett 2004

HMP Belmarsh an elective behind bars.…

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Daniel  Baylis

Thailand

Daniel Baylis 2003

An incredible account of an elective treating refugees…

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Mark  Bagnall

Canada

Mark Bagnall 2003

An elective at the leading trauma centre in Ontario…

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Zarina  Shaikh

United Kingdom

Zarina Shaikh 2003

Zarina Shaikh reports on her four-week elective spent studying a special interest in more depth.…

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Clare  Crowley

Fiji

Clare Crowley 2003

Two students not only improved their clinical skills on their elective ....…

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Justin  Wilkinson

Barbados

Justin Wilkinson 2003

A beautiful Barbados elective.…

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Peter  Cranefield

Nepal

Peter Cranefield 2003

An elective in the Himalayas learning about leprosy, surgery and tropical medicine.…

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Sally  Washbourn

Australia

Sally Washbourn 2003

An elective at Cairns Base Hospital in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. …

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Shaista  Khan

Pakistan

Shaista Khan 2003

An elective in Pakistan six months after the September 11 attacks on the US. …

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Alex van Tulleken

Guyana

Alex van Tulleken 2002

First six weeks of an elective spent at Georgetown Hospital, Guyana…

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Almas Rehman

Syria

Almas Rehman 2002

Three months in Ghana then to Damascus in Syria. …

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Almas Rehman

Ghana

Almas Rehman 2002

Dr Almas Rehman spent her elective in Ghana and Syria…

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Richard  Jones

United States of America

Richard Jones 2001

An elective in New York when the tragedy of September 11th struck Manhattan…

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