We offer observerships of varying length which provide clinicians with the opportunity to observe the work of St Mark’s Hospital in a limited capacity.

Visitors who have been approved to observe may attend clinical activities but are not allowed to “scrub in” or be involved in any direct or indirect patient care or management. You may be granted access to attend clinics, endoscopy and physiology sessions as an observer however this is at the discretion of the consultant concerned.

The typical duration of an observership with St Mark’s Hospital is one month, however it is possible to stay for a shorter or longer period of time. The maximum time of an observership is 6 months. There are 3 terms where observerships are accepted: The winter term (January to March), Summer Term (September) and Autumn Term (November to December).

The cost of visiting St Mark’s as an observer depends upon the amount of time you wish to attend.

1 – 5 days: £30 per day
1 week: £150
1 month: £600 (£500 per additional month)


To be eligible to attend St Mark’s Hospital as an observer applicants should:

  • Be in at least the third year or above of speciality training
  • Have a special interest in intestinal and colorectal diseases
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English language is essential


St Mark’s cannot cover the cost of travel, accommodation or other living expenses such as meals and transportation.

How to apply

Applications can be made by emailing the application form and your CV to [email protected] Please note that we cannot guarantee you will be given your preferred dates; visitors are welcome depending on the availability of the hospital.

St Mark’s Hospital Placement Application Form