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Elective Inspo: Canada, General Paeds

When did you complete your elective in paediatrics? Feb 2019 Where did you do your elective? Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada What paediatric speciality? General Paediatrics How did you organise your elective placement? Apply directly through AFMC elective portal: https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/institution/uToronto#/ This is a national application scheme to complete any elective at a university hospital… Continue reading Elective Inspo: Canada, General Paeds

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Electives Inspo: Paediatric Cardiology in Vietnam

Cardiology in Vietnam (2018) Where? Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam What? Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and ICU. You spend time with both the medical team of paediatric intensivists and a surgical team How did you organise? Emailed: training.crtd@gmail.com Costs? Hospital fee: 2 000 000 VND/ week (~£65) Visa: ~£100 (depends on whether you get a multiple… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Paediatric Cardiology in Vietnam

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Electives Inspo: Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte, Philippines February 2019

Zoe Johnson – Medical elective in Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte, Philippines February 2019 In February 2019, I travelled to Tacloban on the island of Leyte in The Philippines to work with the charity ‘Volunteer for the Visayans’ at Pastrana Rural Health Unit. Upon arrival, I was made aware that The Philippines was in the… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte, Philippines February 2019

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Help Us Grow Our Elective Database

If you’ve done your elective or part of your elective in paediatrics, we’d love to hear from you! We have been creating a database of paediatric elective experiences to inspire those organising their elective. It’s an incredibly valuable tool for those organising their elective and a great opportunity for you to practice some reflection! If you’d… Continue reading Help Us Grow Our Elective Database

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Electives Inspo: Paris – Through a different lens

My elective in paediatrics was organised through Manchester University’s European Studies programme; I spent 16 weeks at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris attached to the general medical and general surgical departments. This elective gave me a chance to experience working with children and families affected by many different pathologies, including rarer diseases and diseases not… Continue reading Electives Inspo: Paris – Through a different lens