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Medical Electives

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MEDICAL ELECTIVES

Please read all of the information about planning your trip and maintaining your health on your travels, BUT please pay extra attention to the following topics

 

MEDICAL INDEMNITY

Contact MPS or MDU and arrange an elective study indemnity policy

Please see the section Keeping Healthy Abroad and pay particular attention to the section on Schistosomiasis and Malaria

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

On your elective you may have many new and sometimes distressing experiences including helplessness and frustration witnessing preventable deaths. You may experience significant culture shock and have difficulty adjusting on your return to the UK. It is important to prepare for this and also to ask for help from peers, colleagues, counselling services or your doctor if needed

 

HIV PEP (Post exposure prophylaxis)

Dr Pam Mellors has prepared a PowerPoint presentation offering guidance about HIV PEP. It will help you determine whether you need to take your own HIV-PEP with you on your elective

If you think you will need HIV-PEP on your elective please contact Dr Pam Mellors at Occupational Health