Applications are open for Elective Aid 2017

Elective Aid is a 10-day global health programme for aspiring medical leaders.

Click HERE to find out more and apply

This year’s programme will take place in Sylhet district, Bangladesh, between 31st July and the 9th August 2017.

Elective Aid is an unparalleled opportunity for medical students across all years of training to gain global health experience, providing healthcare services to underserved rural communities.

The full itinerary is here:

Day 1: Introductions and Project Briefing
Day 2: Tour to Jafflong
Day 3: Community Outreach
Day 4: Community Outreach
Day 5: Hospital and Village Clinic Visits
Day 6: Community Maternal Health Checkups
Day 7: Tour to Srimangol
Day 8: Selfless Rural Health Camp
Day 9: Selfless Rural Health Camp
Day 10: Project Debrief and Goodbyes


All volunteers will be expected to raise £1300 for the trip, which will include in country travel, accommodation and medical supplies.

Return flights to Bangladesh will cost an additional estimated £650

Click HERE to find out more and apply. The deadline for applications is 1st March 2017

UK Medical Students Volunteering Abroad – Elective Aid 2015 from Selfless UK on Vimeo.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Elective Aid is Selfless’ global health leadership programme designed primarily for UK medical students. Elective Aid works with local doctors, and healthcare delivery partners, to reach rural underserved communities and provide free healthcare. The programme was established in 2009 and has previously been supported by the Department for International Development.
  2. Selfless is a social enterprise, led by young people, with a mission to create effective, innovative, and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges in healthcare.
  3. Selfless is a registered charity in England & Wales (1147463). For more information please contact or call 0203 372 6278.

Applications to Elective Aid 2017 are now open!

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