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What is the difference between ‘Full’ & ‘Barebone’ elective?

A Full elective includes the usual aspects of the elective service (i.e. Accommodation, Hospital Rotation, Representation, etc.), but also includes Discovery Trips and occasionally language classes (i.e. the Peru elective) or transportation (i.e. the Bali elective).

A Barebone elective only includes the basic aspects of the elective (i.e. Accommodation, Hospital Rotation, Representation, etc.) ONLY. Barebone electives are designed for those students wanting a more economical elective or want to be independent of group activities. Students can still sign up for trips when on the elective, but we would prefer you simply chose the Full elective in the first place so that we can prepare our suppliers in advance. Medics Away recommends students participate in the Full elective as most trips students would always want to do anyway, they’re fun, with lots of other students and don’t really want to be missed.

Please be aware, the Bali Barebone elective does NOT include hospital transportation. Students who choose the Barebone option should either add transportation to their Itinerary at £50GBP for every two week period (i.e. sign up for a Barebone elective with Transportation) or inform Medics Away how they intend to transfer back and forth to the hospital on a daily basis (moped, bike, etc.) Medics Away strongly advises students to use the elective transport for safety and convenience.