Guidance for applicants

Please download the documents below for further detailed information.

Incoming Electives Guidance Note [download pdf]Incoming elective guidance for Tier 4 visa holders from UK medical schools [download pdf]

For penultimate or final year undergraduate medical students

The School of Medicine, in conjunction with our partner NHS hospitals, is able to consider applications for clinical attachment elective study periods. Due to high numbers of applications, Clinical Elective placements are restricted to a maximum period of six weeks per student and only one placement per student.

If you have already been offered a placement, or have completed it, you will not normally be permitted to make application for a second placement at a later date.

Visa and English language requirement
For non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, UK Immigration Tier 4 visa requirements are in place. Please see the Visas and Immigration page for more information. Please note that Imperial College will require evidence of competency in English. Further details can be found on the undergraduate English language requirement page.

An applicant who is currently a student at a European university or college should note that since our clinical medicine training placements are limited to a maximum of six weeks (and a maximum of one placement period per successful applicant), Imperial College School of Medicine cannot offer clinical training placements within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Partner NHS hospitals

Please contact the relevant hospital for further details and application forms.

Hospital / TrustContact details
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Mr Matthew Shotliff

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Ealing Hospital

Ms Narinder Virdee 
Applications are only possible at Ealing Hospital for the period June - August in any year.

Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

The hospital is currently unable to take new applications.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's and Western Eye Hospitals Central Electives Team
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Northwick Park Hospital Briti Nathubhai
Applications are only possible at Northwick Park for the period June - July in any year.

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
This hospital is a specialist heart and lung centre working at two sites, Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge

Dr Joanna Szram
West Middlesex University Hospital

Devina Alexander
Applications are only possible at West Middlesex University Hospital between June - August in any year.

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