National Professional Medical Exchanges

Dear Medical Students,

Do you wish to spend 4 Weeks doing an ethical Medical Placement/ Elective abroad?

Do you wish to learn the ins and outs of another Health care system all whilst gaining valuable clinical experience and meeting Medical students from all over the world?

Well then wait no more, the applications for our National Exchange Programme are open! Follow the link below to access the Application form.

Who is it for?

Medical Students from any Medical School in the UK who have finished their clinical studies in the department they wish to apply for an exchange in. You can find out about the detailed requirements for each country by reading the Exchange Conditions page for the country here:

When can you go?

The Exchange season runs from March 2020 till March 2021 so technically you can go anytime in between. However, most countries only accept students in specific months or have early deadlines for Application submission. Check the Exchange Conditions page of your desired country for more detail.

How much will it cost?

It varies from country to country but expect to pay 300 – 500 Euros. You will be asked to pay a 30% deposit upon your selection (13/10/19) and then the full payment once you’ve received your country allocation- around 21/10/19.

What’s included?

Accommodation for the entire duration of the placement.
At least 1 meal per weekday or equivalent pocket money.
Possibly a Social Program (with other exchange students)
Allocated clinical supervisor
Academic Handbook
Certificate on successful completion of placement

What happens if I am selected?

You will be given a username and password for the IFMSA exchange database where you can fill in the Application Form to list the cities/departments you would prefer to go to, and upload your documents (CV, motivation letter etc).  For more information about the documents you may need, click here. If you’d like to see the list of available countries, click here.

Find out more about exchanges through the IFMSA website: or email

DEADLINE for Application Forms: 6/10/19 23:59 GMT