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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 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.

We have extended the deadline and are currently accepting applications for electives commencing on;

11 March 2019

08 April 2019

13 May 2019

The deadline for applications for these periods is Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Future application windows

We will be accepting applications for future Electives as below;

  • March 2019 for Electives commencing;
    • 10 June 2019
    • 8 July 2019
    • 19 August 2019
  • July 2019 for Electives commencing; in September, October or November 2019

Confirmation of exact starts dates and application deadlines within these months will be published here presently.  

Please note we do not be accept electives starting in December.


If you have any further queries, please contact KCL Admissions at or 020 7848 7890.

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