This page provides reports from medical students who’ve undertaken O&G electives in various countries around the world.
Reports of student electives
Australia, the Americas and the Pacific Rim
- Belize, report 1 – Susan Hendrickson (PDF, 116 kb)
- Belize, report 2 – Susan Hendrickson (PDF, 209 kb)
- Guatemala – Rowena Mills (PDF, 127 kb)
- Guyana, report 1 – Arjun Chandna (PDF, 237 kb)
- Guyana, report 2 – Arjun Chandna (PDF. 2.9 mb)
- Nicaragua – Sophie Mayhew (PDF, 934 kb)
- Vanuatu – Elizabeth Day (PDF, 410 kb)
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.
Find out about the RCOG’s work in South Asia.
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