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Elective Opportunities at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados

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Please note that the Elective Program is limited at present due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will be accepting applications for electives starting July 2022. Please review the enitre site for ALL documentation required before the start of electives.

The University of the West Indies,Cave Hill, Barbados, undertakes the major part of its clinical training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) 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. 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

5. Expressions of interest in QEH electives should be submitted via this online form ».

6. Students applying for elective placement should provide a CV detailing clinical experience along with a Letter of Recommendation from your home institution.

   CV, Letter of Recommendation and general inquiries should be emailed to

7. After receiving the Acceptance Letter, click on the links below, kindly complete and submit the documents listed:

8. Click here for information on Student Guidelines for Ward and other Clinical Activities

9. Click here for information on Student Dress Code for Medical Students

Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: