International Programmes

The NNUH welcomes both UK and International medical students in their final years of study

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St Georges School of Medicine Programme (SGUSOM)

St Georges School of Medicine Programme (SGUSOM)

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital each year welcomes students from St Georges University on the Caribbean island of Grenada.

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University opened its doors to students beginning in January 1977. It has evolved into a top centre of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries.

A formal affiliation agreement between SGU and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust exists for the purpose of establishing a clinical training program for the University’s third & fourth year medical students.

The trust can welcome anywhere from 10-20 students per year to the NNUH and this number is growing each year. We accommodate students in their 3rd and 4th years who are studying in the following areas:

  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Obs & Gyne

The hospital and its staff supervise the educational program and evaluate and report on each student’s progress during their clinical attachment. The SGU Faculty at the NNUH consists of:

  • Director of Medical Education – responsible for the programme for the teaching of the students at the hospital
  • Clerkship Directors in each specialty
  • Student coordinator who is there to help the students with accommodation, organisation of timetables and schedules and social queries

In total, we have around 60+ faculty throughout the Trust that are officially recognised by SGU as associate professors to support the learning of the students.

Clinical Elective Programme

Clinical Elective Programme

The elective programme at the NNUH allows for both international and UK medical students who are in their final year of study to gain in-depth experiences in their specific fields of interest from the wide range of medical and surgical specialties we have to offer.

Elective placements at the NNUH involve hands on contact with patients. Elective timetables will be flexible to include ward rounds, clinical meetings, patient clinics, theatre experiences, teaching sessions and further educational opportunities.

Elective medical students will be granted the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities as the medical students here. This enables all students to gain an in depth experience of clinical practice in the UK healthcare system.

Elective placements at the NNUH can be organised from a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 8 weeks in length.

  • The procedure we follow for all students is determined by the Department of Health.
  • Students MUST be in their final year of their medical degree to be eligible to apply.
  • All students will need to show photographic ID on arrival.
  • A £500.00 administration fee is charged for all clinical electives. This should be paid by cash, cheque or card on the first day of the elective to NANIME.

Please note: We do not accept students on the ERASMUS exchange programme.

NANIME is not responsible for organising electives for UEA (University of East Anglia) students. UEA students should contact the UEA Norwich Medical School.

As well as the elective programme we are building relationships and working closely alongside universities in Jordan, Oman, and Egypt to create elective opportunities for their medical students.
Prospective students should email the NANIME clinical electives contact email NanimeClinicalElectives@nnuh.nhs.uk for further enquiries on how to apply.