Electives Abroad Opportunities

In the recent years, there is an increasing interest of the final year students of Medicine for doing ELECTIVES in different medical schools/hospitals in the United States/UK/Malaysia/France etc. Earlier, medical schools used to accept students directly but most of the institutions NOW accept only those students whose parent institution has some sort of Exchange Agreement with the host university.
In this regard, QEC-DUHS has developed a Memorandum of Agreement with the following prestigious Medical School/ association:

  • University of Illinois-College of Medicine at Chicago (UIC)

If you are a final year student of Dow Medical College or Dow International Medical College and wish to apply for clinical electives in University of Illinois, read the SOP for Electives to proceed further.

You can find the ‘SOP for Applying for Clinical Electives Abroad at UIC’ here.

You can find the ‘Application for Electives Abroad’ here.

We try our best to place students, but do not guarantee it at any stage. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance in this connection at clinical.electives@duhs.edu.pk

  • American Association of Medical Schools (AAMC)

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) provides a pathway by which qualified fourth year and final year medical students may browse and apply to clinical opportunities at a host institution.
For details visit the link below:


Access to VSLO Portal: VSLO is preferably for the fourth and final year students. For access to the portal, please coordinate the below mentioned officials:

DMC Students: shahab.uddin@duhs.edu.pk

DIMC Students: a.qaiser@duhs.edu.pk

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