The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences


Elective Opportunities at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados

PLEASE note that we are fully booked for the first six months in 2017

Also note that Electives cannot be accepted during the months November to April, in the Departments of Child Health, Medicine and Surgery



The University of the West Indies,Cave Hill, Barbados, undertakes the major part of its clinical training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital located in Bridgetown, Barbados. This is the island's only public hospital and main training facility.

There are a number of internship opportunities available to international students at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Interested persons should be aware of the following guidelines:

1. Incoming elective students must be enrolled in the 4th or 5th Year of an approved and accredited undergraduate medical programme

2. Clerkship rotations run for a minimum of 4 weeks

3. The following disciplines currently accept elective students -
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Child Health
  • Community Health
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
4. Students applying for elective placement should provide a CV detailing clinical experience along with a letter of recommendation from your home institution.

5. Effective 1st February 2017, the following fees will apply:
  • US$100.00 Application fee (non-refundable fee for all applicants)
  • US$200.00 per week for an elective period of up to 8 weeks
  • US$300.00 per week for an elective period in excess of 8 weeks, and to a maximum of 12 weeks
6. Expressions of interest in QEH electives should be submitted via this online form.

7. General inquiries should be emailed to elective-fms@cavehill.uwi.edu
Contact the Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417- 4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu