The student should note and obey the following:
- In order to qualify for clinical electives the students should successfully complete the Junior Clerkship of the MD program.
- Clinical electives are part of the MD curriculum in the College and students must complete a minimum of 6 weeks in recognized medical institutions preferably overseas.
- No alteration will be entertained whatsoever once the elective destination has been approved unless permitted by the host institution.
- Rotations of SQU medical program shouldn’t be modified to accommodate the elective program in the host university.
- If there is any university cannot accommodate the student according to the SQU medical program, then the students should look into an alternative destination.
- Student shouldn’t leave for electives before the last Thursday of the buffer period and after getting the final result of Junior Clerkship.
- If the student left for electives earlier and it’s appeared later that he/she didn’t pass the Junior Clerkship, then the student will be requested to cancel the electives program and get back immediately. The student also will be asked to return back the whole elective payment.
- Students who travel overseas are required to submit a copy of their valid “Health Insurance” document to the Clinical Elective Office before travelling.
- Student Elective Deceleration Form in English / Arabic must be signed by both, the student and student’s parents/guardians (Deceleration Form).
- Students with “Hep B positive” cannot apply for electives in Western institutions.
- Accommodation may or may not be available at the medical school/hospital the student is applying for. Therefore, upon acceptance at a particular institution the student should ensure that accommodation is sorted out through personal contact, unless otherwise advised by the Elective Office.
- Students, who decide to proceed overseas, should ensure to obtain the proper legal documents (e.g. visa, vaccination, insurance coverage, etc.), if required, for entry into the country of their choice. Immunisation procedures must be completed preferably beginning of the year in order to avoid any disappointments, as most of the overseas destinations are particular about health hazards (Immunisation Form)
- It is advisable that students carry with them a white coat to wear in the wards, stethoscope, and a name badge and some passport size photos.
- Students are strongly advised to adhere to the Rules and Regulations of the host institution(s)
- Students should act as ambassadors for the College, University and Country, so you should always leave a good impression wherever you go. Also keep good links with the hospital, where you have done your elective, so that in future other colleagues can benefit from your successful educational experience.
- Following completion of the electives, students are always encouraged to write a letter of thanks to the institution where they had been attached.
- Students are advised to bring with them any information that may benefit their future colleagues such as leaflets, application forms, brochures, information about expenses, accommodation, transport etc.
- Within two weeks of completing the electives program, the students should submit their reports and copy of evaluation form. The students who fail to do so will get an “F” grade. (Elective Evaluation Form)
If student failed to undertake the elective program abroad, he/she should complete it locally.