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Elective Resources

Here are a few resources which will be useful for students planning their electives.

Elective Africa

Get structured and customised medical electives to countries in Africa with Elective Africa. Here is your chance to build your clinical skills and gain supervised hands on experience in unique health systems. The main departments of rotation are; Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Accidents & Emergency, Paediatrics & Child health & Surgery among others. 

We have well established relations with hospitals in Kenya & Tanzania through which ensure that we match the medical students interest with an existing elective opportunity. Through supervision and mentorship, you will have a chance for hands on experience in clinical work and exploration of a different culture. We have well-tailored & all-inclusive packages find out more on the elective at: Elective Africa  email us directly at: 

The Electives Network

For over a decade, The Electives Network (TEN) has been building a comprehensive electives database, complete with contact details, photos, feedback reports and case studies for electives from Argentina to Zanzibar. Australian medical students utilise TEN daily to help arrange their dream electives. Subscription is complimentary for MDA National medical student Members or $30 for non-MDA National Members. Highlights of TEN include:

  • 2,000 elective placement entries in over 150 countries
  • 3,000 feedback reports
  • >50 specialist case studies
  • Electives with a difference
  • Independent reviews of Organised Elective Companies
  • 24/7 electives advice and one on one information.

Want more information? Email Visit or For your free TEN subscription, apply join MDA National at no cost today  

The Elective Pack

This Elective Pack has been designed by Rebecca Hope a clinical student at the University of Leeds, who two years ago, studied at the International Health and Medical Education Centre at UCL for her intercalated BSc in International Health. The Elective Pack aims to provide students with a guide to International Health and Development, particularly important when embarking on medical electives overseas.

Elective Providers

Work the World provides safe, structured and hassle-free medical electives in resource-poor settings across Africa, Asia and South America. Each elective is tailored to your special interests and we work hard to understand your specific requirements before utilising the strong partnerships we have developed with hospitals to create a personalised elective that fulfils your needs. Our knowledgeable team and online elective planner will make sure you feel 100% prepared throughout your adventure. Food, accommodation and language lessons in the Work the World house are all included, as well as airport pick-up and 24/7 in-country support. 98% of students would recommend us to their friends. Find out why here. For more information click here or contact us directly at


Doctours gives medical students the opportunity to develop their skills and assist others in disadvantaged communities. We can take care of all the details for you as we are a one-stop-shop. Send an email to to let us know where and when you want to go and what you would like to achieve. For more information, visit



IFMSA Exchanges

AMSA is lucky to be part of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) exchange program that coordinates 8000+ exchanges every year. The electives are usually bilateral, meaning that your medical school welcomes a student just as you are looked after overseas. The IFMSA electives are 4 weeks long. By participating you will be supporting global health equality through the bilateral nature of the exchange. Please click here for more information.