I have done a fair bit of research on UK rotations and here are my findings, unless any one else can provide solid proof that states otherwise.
Can Windsor Students do rotations in the UK??
Yes, but only visiting electives through UK medical schools.
What visa does one need to do rotations in the UK?
None EU students require the UKBA Tier 4 General visa. See http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...rmission-1.pdf
How does one go about arranging rotations in the UK??
You have to contact any medical school in the UK by yourself, and apply for a visiting student elective. The schools will then assign you to hospitals in the NHS trust hospitals that they are related to.
Here's an example. Visiting Students' Elective Programme at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London
what is the maximum number of weeks a Windsor Students can spend in rotations in the UK?
8 weeks is the most I 've seen with King's college London. See King's College London - Electives for visiting students
Does Windsor have any affiliations with UK hospitals?
None,..you have to contact any UK medical school's electives department yourself. The Clinical Cordinator at the monee office also has no clue of any hospital affiliations in the UK.
I have heard of windsor students rotating in the UK directly with a hospital,..how was that possible??
I actually talked to one person. It appears the school hard some direct arrangements with some Indian Doctors at some NHS trust hospitals,..windsor Students went to the UK pretending to be visitors.
I doubt this is possible legally as you will need a letter from a UK medical school to obtain a Student Visa.
If anyone else has more reliable proof of how they got arround the visa issue, I would love to see that.
Do you need malpractice insurance for the UK hospitals?
Barts & the London School of Med. for instance covers the malpractice for you during electives. However, you need your own personal health care insurance.
These are my findings. If anyone has reliable and solid info stating otherwise, please share links.
Please don't post rumors!!.