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Clinical Elective Placements

Electives for visiting students

The GKT School of Medical Education runs an Elective Programme offering 4-8 week clinical elective placements for medical students who are in their penultimate or final year of clinical study.

Placements are available in a variety of specialties, a full list of which can be viewed here, and are undertaken at our Teaching Campus Hospitals - Guy's Hospital, King's College Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham.

Details of how to apply can be found on our Application Information Page.

Application for Electives in January - November 2019 have now closed. We will no longer be accepting applications for this period.


We will be accepting applications for 2020 electives as below;

The application window for the three Elective start dates listed below is now open and will close on Monday 7 October 2019:

  • 13 January 2020
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9 March 2020

The application window will open on Monday 11 November 2019 and close on Monday 6 January 2020 for electives commencing: 

  • 6 April 2020
  • 11 May 2020
  • 8 June 2020

The application window will open on Monday 10 February 2020 and close on Monday 6 April 2020 for electives commencing: 

  • 13 July 2020 
  • 10 August 2020

Please ensure that you apply in the correct application window as we do not accept early applications.

Please note we do not  accept electives starting in the month of December.



If you have any further queries, please contact KCL Admissions by submitting an enquiry form or call 020 7848 7000.

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