Student Electives

Electives in Freetown for UK Students_Information SheetThe King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) facilitates electives both at Connaught Hospital in Freetown and in London through King’s College London.

Electives in London for College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Elective Students (COMAHS) Students

KSLP offers the opportunity for medical students from College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) to undertake their electives through King’s College London. We hope this will not only contribute to the training of COMAHS students but also strengthen the King’s Sierra Leone Student Partnership. This opportunity is available for fifth year medical students and currently the electives are undertaken during August / September (which is the designated elective period in the COMAHS timetable) for 3 or 4 weeks. Where possible, we try to give students clinical experience in an area of their choice. The contact person for COMAHS student electives is Suzanne Thomas (Education Lead)

Following on from the success of previous electives for COMAHS students with King’s Health Partners, we are pleased to open the application process for those who will be entering the fifth year of the medical degree course in 2017. The deadline for applications is 1st February 2017. Please read the Information Sheet for COMAHS Students (below) before starting your application.

Information Sheet for COMAHS Students

Application Form

Electives in Freetown for UK Students

Information Sheet for UK Students

Ethics and Medical Electives in Resource-poor Countries: a Toolkit

If you meet our criteria and are keen to explore the opportunity of an elective at Connaught Hospital through KSLP further, please send your CV and a cover letter to by 13th April 2018. This letter must detail when you are free to go and the length of time you are looking to spend in Sierra Leone. If successful, you will then have a short, informal interview with one of the KSLP team.