Researching and planning your elective

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Your school may have elective links with other organisations. Check these with lecturers and electives advisers. Many schools require students to complete a risk assessment of their chosen elective placement to ensure that any possible risks have been identified and considered.

Elective reports from previous years are usually held by the faculty library and are often a good source of inspiration and recent first-hand information.

Elective evenings organised by your school are an ideal opportunity to hear from your lecturers and guest speakers, and share ideas with your fellow students. DDU liaison managers attend most school electives evenings and will be able to tell you more about the electives support we offer.

Other sources of information

The British Dental Journal

The Christian Medical Fellowship

Lonely Planet Guides are a great resource to take on your elective. 

The British Dental Association (BDA) has a library open to its members. They produce an advice sheet on electives which can be downloaded from their website.

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