WinS Student and Foundation Representative
Where are you from?
Intercalating before final year
When are you on elective?
Med school’s requirements?
8 weeks of clinical/research attachment + essay
Your own hopes/requirements?
Plastic surgery in different health systems with
++ operative exposure
The BIG questions
Where do you want to go?
Home or abroad?
What do you want to do?
Research, hands-on, taught?
Personal Safety & Health
Coming Back Alive
• High risk destination
• Going alone or in a gang
• Malaria and vaccination
• PEPSE pack – check local arrangements
• steriles, first aid kit
• MDU, Foreign Office, fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Raising the money
• Awards/prizes – pre/post hoc
anxious to stand out in job applications
World-leading vascular centre,
Stanford, United States
Case Study 1 – Mo Chowdhury
“The operative exposure was amazing,
I saw things I would never see here,
I wouldn’t change anything!”
Want to experience tropical disease management,
obstetrics and make a difference, whilst getting an
opportunity to travel with friends
Rural mission hospital,
Case Study 2 – Emily Stinton
“It didn’t occur to me that I might die, I was only in ITU as
it was the only ward you didn’t have to share a bed!”
Urgent need to get as far away from Salford as
Case Study 3 – Sarah McNicol
Major trauma centre, Johannesburg
“I just couldn’t believe the things I saw,
I’ll never forget it – I definitely learned
to become detached.”
Post-finals exhaustion, requiring intensive solar-
sand relaxation therapy
St Lucia for 5 weeks
Manchester for 3 weeks
Case Study 4 – Emily Moss
“The best time I have ever
had, I wouldn’t change a
• Compared HIV management in St Lucia and
Manchester for elective report
• Re- audited HIV project, subsequently presented
• Tan lasted 6 months