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Bespoke elective postings for LKCMedicine students

Course Details


6 weeks


24 August - 2 October 2020


Imperial College London and partner hospitals

Applications will only be accepted from LKCMedicine students who will be in their final year of the MBBS programme in August 2020. 

Click here to download the Prospectus [PDF, 855KB]Applications for 2020 are now closed

An elective at Imperial College London will provide LKCMedicine students with a rewarding bespoke programme. There are opportunities for hands-on supervised experience in routine clinical practice, as well as exposure to a wide variety of specialised units, many of which have a global reputation for both clinical care and research. You will be able to experience medical life as an Imperial medical student and to enjoy the differences in culture between countries and schools.


LKCMedicine Electives Programme at Imperial

Imperial hosts Elective placements for LKCMedicine final year students

Timeline and Process


LKCMedicine Elective Programme at Imperial - Timeline
 9th September 2019  Self-funded students application deadline
 7th October 2019  Outcome of self-funded student applications
 31st October 2019  Elective fee payment deadline (required by all students to secure place)
 5th January 2020  Elective specialty preference deadline
 1st April 2020  Information Pack released
 30th April 2020  Allocation of specialties announced (subject to change)
 13th July 2020  Confirmation of Elective timings and location (subject to change)
 24th August - 2nd October 2020  LKCMedicine Elective Programme at Imperial 
Timeline for the LKCMedicine Elective Programme at Imperial 2020
Elective timeline


Details of the process and programme requirements are included in the Prospectus. 

What our students say...

Kai Wei Lee

Kai Wei Lee

“The doctors were all very friendly and tried their best to include us and were very inclusive.

"I learned about how the NHS works, about free healthcare and the pros and cons. It’s a pretty similar learning environment to Singapore.

"Coming to London was very interesting - we can see how a lot of Imperial elements in the curriculum have been implemented into our system.”

Siddharth Padigepati

Siddharth Padigepati

“It was a good six weeks, we watched operations and joined clinics.

"We also saw certain conditions that are uncommon in Singapore like multiple sclerosis and certain types of skin cancer.

"I’m thinking of becoming a GP in Singapore and I would recommend the programme to students who want to go to a developed country.

"Our school curriculum is influenced by Imperial but we don’t see it practised in Singapore – so it was good to see it here.”

Genevieve Lee Min

Genevieve Lee Min

“My experience was very positive, the doctors were welcoming and encouraged participation and I got to join Imperial students for their teaching.

“I think one thing that strikes me is the interaction and soft skills with patients experience that you gain here.

"London is a very different city, there are a lot of things to do and it’s very vibrant.

"I would definitely recommend the elective programme for future students – I think for me it was a great way to meet people of different nationalities.

"It’s great that our school has partnered with Imperial.”