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Applications for electives in the 2017-18 academic year will open on Friday 18 August and will close at midnight on Friday 8 September 2017. This will be the only opportunity to apply for this year. If you are interested in applying for an elective for 2018-19 academic year, please wait until the application window opens next year.
This unique opportunity may be of particular interest and value to those who wish to pursue a future career in NHS management. The programme aims to promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by continuously improving healthcare systems amongst future doctors.
The McKinsey Elective Programme was introduced in 2009 with the aim of encouraging young doctors to become effective clinical leaders. The London based programme is open to exceptional medical students in their formal elective, with an interest in Healthcare Management. Successful students will have the unique opportunity to work with McKinsey colleagues a mixture of internal and client-based healthcare-related projects.
The programme aims to promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by continuously improving healthcare systems amongst future doctors. This elective opportunity may therefore be of particular interest and value to those who wish to pursue a future career in NHS management.
In addition, participants can benefit from the full range of e-learning and apprenticeship opportunities available at the McKinsey London office.
The medical elective internship program is a non-evaluative fixed-term program. An application for the internship program is not an application for employment with McKinsey.
Who can apply?
The McKinsey Medical Elective is open to Medical Students at all UK Universities.
Exceptional students with a keen interest in healthcare leadership are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. The application window will open each year in September for applications for the following academic year. No applications will be accepted outside of the application window.
• Candidates must be studying medicine at a recognised medical school in the UK or Ireland.
• Candidates may apply only as part of their medical school’s formal elective programme.
• Candidates should be able to spend a minimum of eight weeks with McKinsey.
• If candidates have completed an intercalated B.A./B.Sc. (or are graduate students with a previous degree), then they should have achieved a grade of 2:1 or higher.
• Candidates should have an exceptional academic record with minimum of 360 UCAS points.
• Candidates should demonstrate evidence of previous work experience/voluntary work.
• Candidates should demonstrate evidence of having attained high-level success in extracurricular activities (sport, arts etc.).
• Candidates should have a proven interest in issues relating to clinical and healthcare management.
Application and interview process
Applications are now open and candidates should apply by submitting their CV and covering letter via the following link by Friday 8 September.
Please ensure to submit the following:
• One-page CV written in a style appropriate to applying to a recruitment consultancy.
• One-page personal impact statement outlining a) their reasons for interest and motivations to apply for the McKinsey Medical Elective programme, and b) relevant strengths that would make them good candidates for this opportunity
• Proof of studentship at a medical school
Please include the proposed dates of your elective in your covering letter.
Successful candidates will be invited to the first stage of the assessment process which is the Problem Solving Test. Applicants who perform successfully at the PST will be invited for interview. Both the PST and the interview will take place at McKinsey offices in London so applicants should be prepared for these trips. If candidates are unsuccessful at any stage before the interview, they will receive an email and no feedback can be given as to why they are unsuccessful. Following the interview, McKinsey will contact the applicant to inform them of the outcome of the interview and give feedback.
A bursary may be available for McKinsey towards the cost of the elective, please ask if you are successful at interview. If you are successful at securing an internship at McKinsey, any work-related expenses incurred during your elective, such as domestic travel and hotels that are required due to client work and are pre-approved, will be reimbursed.
Please note that travel costs incurred for the PST and interview will not be reimbursed. If you secure an internship at McKinsey, you will be expected to find your own accommodation in London and fund this yourself.
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Q Hi, are there any details regarding a specific date for McKinsey applications? Thank you!
Q Hi, are there any updates regarding 2017 applications yet?
Q Hi, I was hoping to find out how long this elective lasts?
Q Hi there, any idea if this elective open/available for Australian medical students? Thanks
Q What information other then my CV and proof of attending medical school do I need to supply? In previous years a cover letter was required, is this no longer the case?
Q Hi, is there a similar elective available to students from New Zealand universities?
Q Hi, I am just writing to confirm that it is only a CV and not a cover letter also to apply?
Q Hello, I was wondering what times of year McKinsey offer this opportunity? Is it just the traditional summer elective? Because I have an opportunity in around Jan/ Feb next year to be able to undertake something like this. Many thanks
Q Is there any information about this elective from McKinsey? I can't find any mention to it on their website - could you point me in the right direction? Thanks
Q Hi, I have a question about costs/payments regarding this internship as London is a very expensive city to live in. Does McKinsey provide accommodation while based in London or reimbursement for rent in London while on the elective? (I'm not asking about travelling cost reimbursement, which is mentioned elsewhere). Also, is this a paid or unpaid internship? Thank you!
Q what counts as proof of being a medical student in the UK? how's a scanned copy of the school's elective recommendation letter on headed paper? anything else?
Q Has this elective program been cancelled? The webpage for this elective on the McKinsey website seems to have disappeared..