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Undertaking electives is an exciting time during your student journey, allowing you to put your skills and knowledge into practice. While on your clinical placements you may come across medicolegal and clinical challenges. MPS will be there to offer you the best possible professional protection.

MPS offers you access to free elective protection, subject to application and eligibility in most locations that medical students choose to spend their electives. As an MPS member, you have access to the full benefits of membership, including emergency telephone advice to help you through any medicolegal or ethical dilemmas you may encounter whilst you are away.

If you choose to undertake clinical placement electives outside of Singapore, there may be laws and regulations that you have to comply with in order to work in that country. These could include:

 The need to gain a work permit or visa
 Additional professional obligations such as registration or licensing
 Minimum qualifications or training
 Specific rules about the type of indemnity cover you can hold.
It is important that you check that you comply with all the requirements to practise in the country.

Conditions of elective protection

To qualify for free elective protection:

 Your elective must be authorised by the Dean of your university.
 Your elective work must be supervised by a qualified medical practitioner and must not exceed the level of your own qualifications or competence.
 You must be a current student member of MPS.

Contact us

To apply for your free elective protection, please email us at with the details including: your MPS membership number, name, address, the country that you plan to spend your elective in, and the start and end dates for your elective.