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Leading organisations in medical defence and healthcare electives join forces

Post date: 21/11/2022 | Time to read article: 3 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 21/11/2022

Medical Protection and The Electives Network (TEN) are pleased to announce a new partnership offering medical students who are members of Medical Protection full access to TEN’s expertise and extensive suite of tools for healthcare elective planning.

Medical Protection is a member-owned, not for profit organisation which protects and supports the professional interests of healthcare professionals all over the world. They provide free membership for medical students providing valuable support with medicolegal issues that may arise during study years or beyond. 

TEN, also a not-for-profit organisation, has over 20 years’ experience delivering health education and training. Since 2001, TEN has helped many thousands of healthcare students from across the world to plan, prepare for and get the best from their medical electives. More recently, the company has started to provide education to qualified doctors in the area of global health.

The partnership between Medical Protection and TEN today will initially provide Medical Protection’s student members in over 20 countries with free access to TEN’s suite of elective planning resources. These include an extensive database of elective opportunities, ‘how to’ guides, tips, and case studies. Students accessing TEN will be able to search for electives by country and medical speciality so they can apply to the hospitals that suit their interests. For each healthcare provider, students will find an individual profile with all the information regarding its history, facilities, and elective application process. The TEN team is also on hand to support students at every step of the process.

The Medical Protection / TEN partnership is expected to expand over the coming months to support qualified doctors who wish to work in global health related fields.

Medical students who would like to take advantage of Medical Protection’s free student membership, should visit to join. Current members can take advantage of this new benefit by clicking the electives link on the same web page.

Damian Elder, Director of Acquisition, Engagement and Retention at Medical Protection, said: “We’re delighted to be able to work with TEN to support students in their elective journey and improve wider global health knowledge, sharing expertise from our student relationship managers, medicolegal consultants and the TEN team.

Our partnership with TEN reinforces our commitment in supporting medical students embarking on the first stage of their medical career and offers our members another new and exciting benefit of having free student membership with Medical Protection.

Dr Gordon Hamilton, founder, and Director of The Electives Network, added: “The TEN team and I are delighted to be launching this new partnership with MPS, enabling more students from across the world to access our electives planning resources than ever before. We also look forward to working with Medical Protection to broaden the scope of what TEN offers, with new and exciting initiatives we are planning in the area of global health”.



For further information contact:

Medical Protection: Kate Tullett: [email protected] 

The Electives Network: Alexa Cunningham: [email protected]

About Medical Protection

Medical Protection is a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures, and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

About The Electives Network

The Electives Network is not-for-profit organisation that has over 20 years’ experience delivering global health education and training.

For much our company’s history, our main focus has been on helping healthcare students to plan prepare for their medical elective (internship) placements. We have helped tens of thousands of medical, nursing, dental, and midwifery students from over 160 countries to set up a vast range of different elective placements, spanning everything from the wards of the world’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals to small jungle outposts, prison health clinics, and NASA space medicine programs.

More recently we have begun to support fully qualified healthcare professionals with education and training in the field of global health.

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