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Please see the section Keeping Healthy Abroad and pay particular attention to the section on Schistosomiasis and Malaria
Contact MPS or MDU and arrange an elective study indemnity policy
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 Occupational Health at St James’ University Hospital