Clinical Attachments and Electives
Overseas doctors applying for jobs, or preparing for the PLAB examination may find it useful to undertake a clinical attachment. This is a non-paid, non contact observership.
Doctors do not need to be registered with the GMC to undergo a clinical attachment as they will not be carrying out any procedures. Usually, clinical attachments last for 4 - 6 weeks, during which time the doctor will be attached to a consultant and observe their work. Clinical attachments provide invaluable experience of the NHS, and can help overseas doctors gain a reference for future job applications.
To be considered for a Clinical Attachment you must write directly to the consultant of your choice requesting an attachment and enclosing a C.V.
For further information please contact Mary Morley, telephone 024 7696 8712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Student Electives
A limited number of elective attachments may be made to various specialties within the hospital. However, the Trust is already busy with a large number of students from Warwick Medical School. We have therefore drawn up the following guidance which should prove useful for students looking for elective attachment.
- Applications must be submitted at least four months in advance but no more than six months before the elective is due to start.
- All applications must be sent to Mary Morley, Email: email@example.com or telephone Coventry 024 7696 8712.
- Only one to two students will be placed within a department at any one time.
- Parent university attendance forms may be signed officially within the Trust but not by Warwick Medical School staff. Please note that the Medical School Dean or others are NOT permitted to sign for any attachment.