Medics’ Inn Elective Programme

Programme Aims & Objectives

The mission of Medics’ Inn is to empower medical students and young professionals internationally to have educational, innovative and inspiring medical experiences in Nigeria through medical electives, and to make a difference in their local community as a result of their experiences. The elective programme is one of the tools we use to accomplish our mission.

We pride ourselves by providing quality support to students including eligibility for Medics’ Inn Elective Bursary and advice on funding applications. We have strong relationships with the hospitals we place our participants in, where they can 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 and demonstrate their ability to act with integrity and within the law

Specialties

Programme specialties include: Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; General Medicine; General Surgery; Orthopaedic surgery, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Dental and Maxillofacial surgery, Plastic surgery, neurosurgery, Radiology, Ears Nose & Throat, Paediatrics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Radiology; Ears Nose & Throat; Haematology; Pathology, Community Medicine, Family medicine, Oncology.

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

Medics’ Inn Elective Programme package 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 & educational material, health advice and safety information.
  • Temporary Nigerian sim-card (requires refundable £50 deposit)
  • 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 and clinical supervisor
  • 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 Elective Placement only 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 & educational material, health advice and safety information.
  • 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 and clinical supervisor
  • 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

Security, Accommodation & Transport

The safety and security of our participants is a priority, we carefully select and partner with proven and trustworthy host institutions, individuals and organisations. Security includes multiple guards, barrier entrances, self-contained accommodation with a personal key. Participants rest well in our secure accommodation on hospital grounds or just a few minutes walk from the hospital. Each room is secured with its own key and has: a large bed, refrigerator, wardrobe, draws and bed side table, air conditioning, television, desk and desk chair, arm chair, private en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink.

Secure transport is arranged by our trusted partners such as Globe Cab Services Limited, who provide airport transfers, transportation within Gwagwalada and Abuja.

Programme Requirements

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Send the following to medicalelective@medicsinn.com:
  1. Your CV, with a headshot photograph
  2. Letter of medical student status (in English)
  3. Completed ‘Detailed-Elective-Plan

(download form via website)

  • Pay a deposit that is deductible from the total programme
  • Full payment of the programme 1 month before the start date

Although a medical elective is a learning experience for undergraduate medical students, we strongly advice students to have medical indemnity and insurance for their elective. Your medical schools should provide guidance on medical indemnity and insurance that may be required for your elective.