Department of Cardiovascular Science - Teaching, Research, Practice.

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:

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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:

Hotels & Guest Houses

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 an online questionnaire which will be assessed by one of the occupational health specialist nurses.

After the questionnaire is assessed, students may be required to attend an Occupational Health appointment on their first day of placement. Students will be informed by the University and the Occupational Health Service if an appointment is required.

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 accepted it, 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 wish to cancel your Medical Elective placement, you will need to withdraw your application via the application system and inform Mrs Casey Smallwood at
If you have already paid for your placement, please read the refund policy below.

Refund Policy

You have 14 calender days to request a refund of the £300 administration fee from the date you made payment (in accordance with UK distance selling regulations).

For example, if payment was made on 1st July, you would have until 15th July to request a refund.

After the 14 calendar days, we will only be able to refund your administration fee if you are unable to start your course for one of the following reasons:

  • Your UK study visa application is refused or rejected (proof will be required)
  • For applicants holding a Conditional offer, if you attempt but fail to meet the conditions of your offer (proof will be required)
  • For applicants to courses requiring ATAS clearance, if your application for ATAS clearance is refused or rejected - not sure this applies to us

Please be aware that if a refund is requested and approved, your offer will be withdrawn.