Student medical electives in O&G

This page provides reports from medical students who've undertaken O&G electives in various countries around the world.

For information on funding opportunities for medical electives, please visit the RCOG's awards and grants page. You can also find out about volunteering opportunities with the RCOG.

Reports of student electives

Australia, the Americas and the Pacific Rim

Find out about the RCOG's work in Australia, the Americas and the Pacific Rim.

Europe and Central Asia

No student elective reports available.

Find out about the RCOG's work in Europe and Central Asia.

North Africa and the Middle East

Find out about the RCOG's work in North Africa and the Middle East.

South Asia

Find out about the RCOG's work in South Asia.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Find out about the RCOG's work in sub-Saharan Africa.

Guidance for students on medical electives in under-resourced countries

For practical advice on appropriate behaviour when on a medical elective in under-resourced countries, please read the BMA's guidance for medical students. It provides a toolkit for managing common ethical deilemmas and conflicts that students can experience on electives, including:

  • Recognising and working within your level of competence
  • Understanding and responding to cultural differences
  • How to prepare and plan for your elective
  • What to do if you're concerned about fellow students or professional colleagues

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