Department of Cardiovascular Science - Teaching, Research, Practice.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Useful Information

Contact the Electives Office:

If you have any queries that cannot be answered by this website, then please don't hesitate to contact us:

Elective Office Email:

STH Office Email:

Follow us on Twitter for updates and further information!


Please note that we aren't able to offer accommodation or assist with accommodation bookings for visiting students.

However, information regarding accommodation can be found using the links below:

Health Requirements

All visiting medical elective students are required to complete pre-placement health screening via our Occupational Health service once an offer of place is made. Students will be required to complete a paper questionnaire which will be assessed by one of the occupational health specialist nurses.

All successful students will be required to attend an appointment at our Occupational Health Service on the first day of their clinical attachment so that full health clearance can be given prior to the start of the attachment

Students who reside in countries which are considered to have a high incidence of TB will be required to attend an occupational health appointment in Sheffield one week prior to the start of their elective attachment so that the necessary tests can be taken and results returned prior to the start of the elective attachment. If you are unsure if your country is identified as "high-risk" there is a table in the links section on the right of this page.

Visas and Fees

Please visit the 'How to Apply' page for full details.

Final Confirmation of a Placement

Once you have been made an offer for an elective placement and you have produced all the necessary documents you will be provided the letter of final confirmation confirming all details of your proposed placement. Your placement is not confirmed until you have received this letter. 

Cancelling a Placement

If you have been made an offer for an elective placement  and wish to cancel, please let the Elective Office at the Medical School know as soon as possible via