Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to offer a visiting student electives programme to international undergraduate medical students and those from other UK medical schools who have completed a minimum of 4 years of a medical degree programme.
The fee for an elective period of up to 4 weeks is £200. In the event of a student cancelling their elective period, this fee is non-refundable. Please ensure you have read and understood the elective application procedures before submitting your application. The maximum stay for any elective student is four weeks (Up to 8 weeks may be acceptable in exceptional circumstances). A formal timetable will be allocated to each student, and this must be followed for the duration of their stay. The timetable encompasses both clinical and surgical sessions. The medical elective placement is purely observational and we are unable to provide audit and research project opportunities for students. There are resident teaching sessions that students and observers are welcome to attend, however at present we do not have a separate teaching programme dedicated for elective students. It is prohibited to copy or send images or files of any kind whilst on the Medical Elective at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust or any and not excluding any of its satellite or outreach centres.
If any students are found to be in breach of this arrangement they are liable to have the remainder of their elective cancelled without notice or refund, and could face criminal proceedings
Before applying for our medical elective student programme, please call 020 7566 2428 or email Moorfields.Electives@nhs.net to discuss before paying.
Please note that the Moorfield Eye Hospital medical elective placement is in no way affiliated with University College London (UCL) and therefore UCL cannot sign off and seal certificates of attendance or university forms. Please check with your medical school prior to applying for the medical elective placement.
At present, we do not offer taster sessions for Foundation Year doctors. However you may wish to apply for a week’s observership in a sub speciality of ophthalmology, please refer to Observership section of the website. Alternatively you may apply for one week elective placement at the City Road site only. This latter option will include half day sessions in a variety of subspecialties of ophthalmology, please refer to the Medical electives section of the website, however please note these places book up almost a year in advance
You will need to provide an original letter from your medical school and your CV upon application.
Medical Electives at City Road
Students will observe half day clinical and surgical sessions in sub-specialties of Ophthalmology to include Adnexal, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal, Medical Retina, Primary care. Students will have the opportunity to attend Teaching sessions alongside Moorfields’ trainees.
Medical Electives at St George’s Hospital
Students will be based at the Moorfields outreach of St Georges Hospital, London observing in the sub specialties of Ophthalmology still under the direction and supervision of Moorfields consultant and doctors.
To purchase an Electives please select the option below