Visiting Student Elective


Visiting Student Elective


Ninewells Hospital & Medical School accept students from other Universities to carry out their clinical elective placement. We can offer students a maximum of an eight week period, and there is a fee of £200 which is payable on return of an application form which will be sent to you if you are accepted to carry out a clinical elective placement.

Clinical attachments may be available in the following departments / specialities:

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Anaesthetics
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Practice & Primary Care
  • Haematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine - General
  • Medicine for the Elderly
  • Mental Health
  • Neurosciences (Neurology or Neurosurgery)
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery - General
  • Urology

Please note all international (non-EU) students are required to apply for a full tier 4 Student Visa in order to undertake an elective placement at Dundee.  The CAS for applying for this type of visa will not be issued by the International Office unless all of the required documents are submitted and the IELTS or TOEFL score meets our minimum language requirements for medical students – see http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/international/english_language_requirements.htm for more information.

Students applying from out-with the EU must apply for a full Tier 4 Student Visa and comply with the Undergraduate Medicine International English Language Requirements – more information on which can be found at

We can also provide accommodation for you in the Nurses Residences of the hospital and this accommodation is required to be paid for before attending to carry out your placement.

There is no formal teaching programme. Students will join in all the clinical activities and participate in teaching rounds, case conferences, etc, that are held regularly in the various units /specialities.

If you would like to apply for a clinical elective placement please use the attached form on the right hand side.

For any further information regarding the placements at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, please contact Dorothy Cuthbert at the address on the right.