Specialities and Teaching Hospitals
The Electives can take place in the following teaching hospitals, depending on the speciality, click on each hospital to go to its website
1. Mater Dei Hospital - state of the art hospital (all specialities, except for Geriatrics, Oncology and Dermatology)
2. Karin Grech Hospital (Geriatrics)
3. Sir Paul Boffa Hospital (Dermatology and Oncology)
Places are available in the following specialities:
- Vascular Surgery
- Respiratory Diseases
- Infectious Disease
- Acute Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynaecology*
Accident & Emergency
*(Unavailable during October-January)
Note: When applying for surgery and medicine, students are kindly asked to specify whether they are content with ANY surgical/medicine speciality or whether they would like a particular one.
Performance of more than one speciality is allowed as long as they are at least 2 weekly periods.
NOTE for A&E and PAEDIATRICS electives:
a. Students applying for an elective period in Casualty or Paediatrics MUST be in their final year of studies. Students not in their final year WILL NOT beconsidered.
b. Students must have an excellent command of the English language. If this is not so, problems will be encountered with the consultant and within the department.
Note: Neat clothes must be worn in the hospital. Denim (jeans) is not allowed. For more information please refer to our dresscode which can be found in the downloads section
Elective Clerkships are offered in blocks of one week each. A week is any period of 7 days; thus a clerkship week which for example starts on a Thursday ends on the Wednesday of the following week.
Elective Clerkships are available Mondays to Saturdays. There are no sessions on Sundays and Public Holidays. Working hours at the hospital are as follows:
Monday – Friday : 07.30 – 14.30 hours
Saturday : 07.30 -13.00 hours.
Theatre sessions may be held in the afternoons, depending on the consultant’s schedule.
Health and Safety information for clinical attachments at Mater Dei Hospital are found attached to the following article.
For more information with regards to blood borne infections in Malta please click here
For more information with regards to the Health and Safety Information for Clinical Elective Attachements please click here .