I'm trying to organise my elective. For those non-medics in the house, an elective is a period of study for medical students where you are strongly encouraged to go abroad for 8 weeks and experience healthcare in another country.
Now here comes the sticky part; I have never travelled alone, or in fact really ever. And therefore I'm nervous and scared.
I know where I want to go, but I have absolutely no idea how to go about it and what I need to do. I also need to summon some money from somewhere to get a passport.
So this is where you come in, if you feel helpful. Somehow I need to find in the region of £4000 before next summer to afford to go away, but I also need advice.
Has any medical student out there ever used an organised elective company such as Work the World, Medics Away or Adventure Alternative? Basically, I'm a tad nervous giving all my hard earned bottom wiping money to a random company based on no review, and was wondering if anyone knows of anyone who has used them in the past.
Please send kind thoughts my way, as my nerves are vanishing rapidly.
PS: if you are a company and would like to sponsor my elective, either personally or through advertising on the blog, please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm thanking you all in advance...