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Planning your elective is an exciting and challenging time.
Whether you travel abroad or decide to 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.While some aspects of planning your trip might seem complicated, one thing really doesn’t have to be: your elective protection.Almost anywhere you decide to go will require you to have elective protection, including institutions in the UK. But as you’re a member of Medical Protection we offer you support for your elective completely free.
Being a member gives you more than just the right to request indemnity. You’ll also be able to take advantage of other benefits. This includes access to our medicolegal advice line, with out-of-hours emergency support to help you tackle any medicolegal or ethical dilemmas you might face.
If you’re a member of Medical Protection then you are already eligible for the best possible professional protection during your elective.
If you’re not a member yet, you can join for free.
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 expertise that can help keep you safe throughout your career. We can help you to choose a destination and apply for visas and funding.
Whenever you need support during your elective, we can be there for you.
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How much does elective protection cost?Elective protection from us is completely free.
When do I need to advise you that I’m going on elective?Get in touch as soon as your host has confirmed your elective placement.
What information do I need to give you to set up my elective protection?All we need is:• the dates of your elective• the country you will be going to.What do I need to show my elective host as proof of elective protection?We will provide you with an elective certificate of indemnity.Will you provide elective protection to my classmates?Yes. As long as they are a Medical Protection member and meet our elective criteria. Each classmate will need to apply individually for their elective protection.
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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