Undergraduate Medical Student Elective Placements

with Hampshire Hospitals

Undergraduate medical elective placements available at HHFT

HHFT is a teaching hospital that works in partnership with the University of Southampton Medical School. The Trust offers a limited number of placements for medical students who are in their penultimate or final year of clinical study from the United Kingdom and all over the world. HHFT comprises of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital and Andover War Memorial Hospital.


Placements are available in a variety of specialities.  

Please refer to the file named Undergraduate Medical Elective Applicants - Guidance on Application Process for full details of entry requirements and the application process.

Departments Offering Elective Placements

We offer a limited number of elective placements.  The departments offering elective placements may be subject to change from year to year. Departments typically include:

Medicine and Elderly Care

Surgery and Orthopaedics

Breast Surgery 


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Duration of Electives

Placements are offered for a period of up to 6 weeks. Placements in medicine and surgery are offered from early July and must be completed by the end of August, and last 2- 6 weeks (6 weeks maximum). Placements may be available in other medical specialties at other times of the year, but this is not guaranteed. All applicants must be in their penultimate or final year of medical school to be eligible. 

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