Supporting students

Supporting students

Supporting your career in medicine

If your dream is a career in medicine, then the MSG is here to support you. 

Our unique Taste of Medicine course is for Guernsey sixth formers. 

Our bursary scheme gives the successful applicant £2000 a year for their first five years of medical school. 

And once you’re at university you can apply for one of our popular medical elective placements for 3rd years and above  

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Taste of Medicine

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a senior doctor working in a busy general hospital? We run our unique Taste of Medicine course at least twice a year for Guernsey sixth formers to suit the different work experience weeks of the Colleges and the Sixth Form Centre. Students are paired up and over the course of the week they attend ten different sessions covering specialties such as surgery, the emergency department, adult medicine, paediatrics, oncology, obstetrics and gynaecology and ophthalmology.  

 Students get the taste for a medical career - MSG 

To apply, please speak to your careers advisor at school.  

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Bursary scheme

Our fantastic bursary scheme is open to any Bailiwick student who is not a dependant of a current MSG consultant and who has applied to start at a UK medical school from the upcoming autumn term.

The scheme gives one student a £2,000 annual bursary for up to five years while they are at medical school. If successful, you will also be offered any temporary roles we have available during university holidays, providing the chance to get hands-on experience working within a medical practice, and to meet and collaborate with our existing MSG consultants.

Our last winner, now Dr Anna Ogier, said 'I really valued the support I received from the MSG throughout my degree. Having financial aid took the pressure off during term time and allowed me to focus my attention on my studies and immerse myself in university life.'

Read what else Dr Ogier had to say about the support she received through our bursary award here: MSG’s medicine bursary returns after eight years - MSG


To apply, you should submit a 1,000-word essay outlining your career aspirations and how you would use the money from the bursary. A panel of MSG professionals will review the applications, draw up a shortlist and hold interviews before selecting a winner. Applications will open on 1 June for two months and can be made by email to Interviews will take place in August.

Follow the MSG’s social media channels to stay up to date on the bursary scheme.

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Medical elective placements

Looking for a hospital to do your medical elective? Guernsey, with its consultant-only service, offers you a unique opportunity to learn one-to-one from our experienced specialists across a wide range of secondary healthcare specialities.     

For more information about what our placements offer, check out some of our testimonials from our previous students.

Eight medical students enjoy Easter elective experience - MSG 

Medical students electing to learn in Guernsey - MSG  

If you are interested in a medical placement and would like to learn more from our consultants on ward rounds, theatres, outpatient clinics and on calls, apply below.