Other resources


Here you can find more information and advice from trusted sources and interesting research papers

  • The BMA created a great toolkit to educate and help you plan an elective that doesn’t compromise your ethical standards! You can find it here.

  • An interesting read in the Journal of Medical Ethics about staff perspectives on UK medical students: this study found that the majority of the staff in a hospital in the Solomon Islands didn’t know that UK medical students can’t diagnose and prescribe without direct supervision when in England. You can find the paper here.

  • Students for Global Health have a policy statement on ethical electives abroad which a really informative and concise explanation on the topic. You can find it here.

  • An article in the British Journal of General Practice elaborates on the impact we have on hosting communities and discusses solutions moving forward. You can read it here.