Planning your elective is an exciting time.
Whether you decide to travel abroad or stay in the UK, this will be your first major opportunity to use the skills and knowledge you’ve learned over the last few years and experience life in a new environment.
Most countries will require you to have elective protection, including institutions in the UK. But as a member of Medical Protection, we can provide you with support for your elective completely free.
Being a Medical Protection member gives you more than just the right to request indemnity. You’ll also be able to take advantage of a range of other benefits, including access to our medicolegal advice line, available 24/7 in an emergency to help you tackle any medicolegal or ethical dilemmas you might face.
To qualify, you must also ensure the following:
We’re the only medical defence organisation in the country with members all over the world. With the largest team of medicolegal experts in the world, we can help you apply for funding and give you advice to keep you safe throughout your career.
Whenever you need support during your elective, we can be there for you.
Planning to travel to Australia for your elective?
If you’re a Medical Protection member then, yes, you are already eligible for the best possible professional protection during your elective.
We can offer 24/7 advice and support, but if you are able to travel, you’ll need to arrange appropriate travel insurance separately that provides you with personal injury cover whilst living and working abroad.
Whatever the location of your elective, get in touch as soon as your host has confirmed your placement.
All we need is:
Yes, as long as they are Medical Protection members and meet our elective criteria. Each classmate will need to apply individually for their elective protection.
You will need to join Medical Protection to apply for our elective protection. Just click the button below and fill out the application form.
As the UK’s biggest medical defence organisation we’ve seen plenty of cases where student members have faced medicolegal difficulties. We’ve compiled some essential advice you need to know, covering medicolegal and risk management issues that you’ll confront as your career goes on.
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