Medics’ Inn Medical Elective Programme

Programme Aims & Objectives

The mission of Medics’ Inn, is to empower medical students and young professionals worldwide to embark on educational, innovative and inspiring medical experiences in Nigeria. We hope these experiences enable students and doctors to positively impact their local community.

We pride ourselves on providing quality support to students, this includes the Medics’ Inn Elective Bursary and support with funding applications. We have strong relationships with the hospitals we place our participants in, where they have extensive hands-on experience in a variety of specialities. Our programme objectives are adapted to the General Medical Council (GMC) standards of good medical practice:

  • Knowledge, skills and performance:
    • To demonstrate their clinical knowledge through history taking, physical examinations, developing differential diagnoses, interpreting investigations and discussing management plans.
    • To follow-up patients and explore the outcome of interesting cases.
    • To practice appropriate clinical and surgical skills under supervision.
    • To take part in case presentations and clinical discussions within the department.
  • Safety and quality:
    • To assess the safety measures in place in the Nigerian healthcare system.
    • To have a positive impact by engaging in clinical audits or quality improvement projects to improve clinical practice and patient safety.
  • Communication, partnership and teamwork:
    • To work within a highly skilled and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team.
    • To assist in the provision of healthcare to a demanding population.
    • To contribute to the teaching and training of doctors, medical students and other healthcare professionals.
  • Maintaining trust:
    • To work together with patients
    • To demonstrate the ability to act with integrity and within the law.

Specialities

Medics’ Inn Medical Elective Programme specialities include: Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; Community Medicine; Dental and Maxillofacial surgery; Ears Nose & Throat; Family medicine; General Medicine Inc. cardiology, nephrology & gastroenterology; General Surgery; Haematology; Internal Medicine; Neurosurgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Oncology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedic Surgery; Paediatrics & Neonatology; Pathology; Plastic surgery; Radiology.

Medics’ Inn work hard to provide participants with their first-choice, although participants are reminded, placements are provided on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Medics’ Inn Medical Elective Package Programme includes:

  • 2-8-week (flexible) clinical placement
  • Elective confirmation letter
  • Eligibility to apply for unique bursaries towards MIEP such as Medics’ Inn elective bursary worth £200
  • Welcome pack – including: notebook, stationary, Medics’ Inn gift, elective checklist, thorough elective guide covering geographic information, educational material, health advice and more.
  • Temporary Nigerian sim-card (refundable £50 deposit required)
  • Personal protective equipment – disposable latex free gloves, disposable aprons, disposable theatre hats, disposable theatre masks, antibacterial gel and disinfectant wipes
  • 24-hour support during the organisation process and while in Nigeria by your personal support officers
  • Elective supervisor(s) – educational and clinical
  • Return airport transfer
  • Hospital donation
  • Accommodation
  • Water & food – breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of the elective programme
  • Support with changing foreign currency
  • Leadership opportunities such as quality improvement projects, clinical audits, medical research and teaching during the elective
  • Tourism & social events such as live performances, Afrobeats, dance classes, handwoven Batik clothing, tours and more.
  • End of placement evaluation form

Medics’ Inn Medical Elective Placement Only Programme includes:

  • 2-8-week (flexible) clinical placement
  • Elective confirmation letter
  • Eligibility to apply for unique bursaries towards MIEP such as Medics’ Inn elective bursary worth £200
  • Welcome pack – including: notebook, stationary, Medics’ Inn gift, elective checklist, thorough elective guide covering geographic information, educational material, health advice and more.
  • Personal protective equipment – disposable latex free gloves, disposable aprons, disposable theatre hats, disposable theatre masks, antibacterial gel and disinfectant wipes
  • 24-hour support during the organisation process and while in Nigeria by your personal support officers
  • Elective supervisor(s) – educational and clinical
  • Hospital donation
  • Support with changing foreign currency
  • Leadership opportunities such as quality improvement projects, clinical audits, medical research and teaching during the elective
  • Support with organising social and tourism events in Nigeria
  • End of placement evaluation form