Articles and Case Studies

Where’s Your Dream Elective Destination?

27 May 2012

We are providing members with FREE access to TEN to help you plan your perfect elective and support you from day one of your new career.
The Electives Network (TEN), the ultimate elective planning tool.

FREE Access to The Electives Network for MDA National Members

Access to TEN can help you find your dream destination – anywhere from a remote clinic in the jungles of Papua New Guinea to a cutting-edge hospital amongst the skyscrapers of Manhattan with:

  • information on 1000’s of hospitals in 148 different countries
  • >3000 student reviews
  • interactive travel planner & more.

Below are the reasons that make TEN such a fantastic resource to MDA National members.

  • TEN has an interactive planner designed to make planning your elective a breeze; you can tailor search options, shortlist hospitals and get great tips to help you get everything organised in time.
  • TEN publishes feedback and case studies from students who have been to hospitals listed in our database, so you get the latest information about electives direct from the students who have done it.
  • TEN sends a monthly newsletter which contains feature articles on all sorts of issues that can pop up in your elective, helping you to stay ahead of the game.
  • TENs interactive notice board provides up-to-the-minute information about things that might affect your plans, like hospitals changing their acceptance criteria, new tools for medical students and competitions that could help you earn a little extra for your elective fund.
  • TEN isn’t just a tool; it’s an interactive community with an active presence on sites like Facebook where students can exchange ideas and information about their electives.
  • TEN hosts a funding database that provides students with details of where it might be possible to get some extra funds for that dream elective.
  • TEN has staff in both hemispheres who are both knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you plan your elective, so if you get stuck with your planning, you can just shout the TEN team.
  • TEN contains information on medical insurance for your elective, as well as providing information on where you can get your indemnity insurance.
  • The TEN database covers both organised and independent electives, so students have resources on TEN whether travelling solo or using a provider to take the stress out of electives.

To start planning your elective now, visit The Electives Network on the MDA National website.

To find out if you're covered for working abroad, contact our Member Services team on 1800 011 255.



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