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Medical Elective Fund

One of the highlights for medical students during their undergraduate and clinical years is a medically orientated vacation project or official elective period.

This Fund was instigated to supply financial help for students planning these projects usually, but not exclusively, away from Cambridge. It was established in 2009 and multiple donations were received from Medical Alumni after an appeal. The capital in the Fund stands at approximately £75,000 and our aim to raise this to provide income for years to come. Donations would be gratefully received.

The Fund is administered by Dr Robert Whitaker, Dr Charlotte Woodford and the Senior Tutor. Successful applicants are obliged to submit a report of their experiences and be prepared to address the Selwyn College Medical and Veterinary Society.

May I take this opportunity to personally thank all those generous donors who have made possible such adventures that are recorded below.

 Bob Whitaker

If you wish to make a donation to the Medical Elective Fund please click here


A selection of reports submitted by students undertaking their electives last year.

Read Alex Thompson's (2014) report of his experience at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine here

Dominic Katalanos (2014) visited Malawi. Read his report here

Read Hayley Johnson's (2014) report of her placement in Borneo and Thailand here

Jiali Gao (2014) visited Botswana. Read her report here 

Maria Wang (2014) visited Sydney. Read her report here

Read Simon Brackley's (2014) report of his visit to Botswana here



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