Electives and clinical attachments
Guidance for applicants
Please download the documents below for further detailed information.
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 / Trust||Contact details|
|Chelsea and Westminster Hospital||
Mr Matthew Shotliff firstname.lastname@example.org
|London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Ealing Hospital||
Ms Narinder Virdee email@example.com. Applications are only possible at Ealing Hospital for the period June–August in any year.
|Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust||
Mr Stefan Krok-Paszowski firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are only possible at Hillingdon for the period June–August in any year.
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's and Western Eye Hospitals||Central Electives Team email@example.com.|
|London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Northwick Park||Briti Nathubhai firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are only possible at Northwick Park for the period June–July in any year.|
|Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust||The elective programme is currently on hold as they are not taking any students at present.|
|West Middlesex University Hospital||The hospital is unable to take new applications at present.|