Department of Cardiovascular Science - Teaching, Research, Practice.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health


Welcome to the Medical Electives Programme

Due to the high number of applications we are currently receiving from students wishing to undertake an elective here in Sheffield, we have temporarily closed the process. We hope to reopen these pages in May 2019.

There are currently three placements per month available through the University of Sheffield elective programme.

The University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (STH) are offering three elective placements per month to Undergraduate Medical students in their clinical year of study. Placements will be in a variety of departments and will run for four weeks starting from the first Wednesday of each month. We are working closely with the STH to develop exciting and academically robust elective placements. The University of Sheffield will oversee the initial application process. Once that is complete, the Medical School will liaise with the STH to complete the processing of your application.

Due to the busy nature of our hospitals, we will only accept placements starting on the following dates: 

  • 6th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 1st May 2019
  • 5th June 2019
  • 3rd July 2019
  • 7th August 2019
  • 4th September 2019
  • 2nd October 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 4th December 2019

Any elective applications with start dates outside these dates will not be accepted.

We have tried to provide as much information as possible on this website regarding elective placements here in Sheffield. Please use the links on the left side of the screen to view all the important information.

If the information provided on this website doesn't answer your query, please contact either the University of Sheffield's Elective Office at or Marie Bell  ( in the Medical Education Centre of the Sheffield Teaching Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note that current Sheffield MBChB students should not apply through this mechanism and should contact the temporary Electives Coordinator, Megan Harrison, directly on