For medical students nearing their final year, it’s time to plan about your medical elective.
There are many factors to consider in your decision and one of the most important has to be location. Everything starts here, the type of hospital you want to work, specialties that are available, risks, people that you will associate with, patients and ailments that you will treat, what to do in your free time, environment, and your accommodations.
Crossing borders to low-middle income areas is a brilliant way to get the most out of your experience. It will be a worthwhile decision which will not only benefit you personally and professionally but also the place that you visit and the people that you meet.
People in these depressed areas die young and avoidable, mainly from preventable causes. The healthcare needs of these areas are huge that sadly, is not coming or coming in trickles.
Our team has seen this need and we offer an overseas elective placement program to foreign students, volunteers, and professionals to neglected regions. Spend a few weeks or months with poor people of our world who desperately require medical assistance. Walk in to your elective with a smile, an open mind, and good intentions and you will leave planting new seeds of hope and the possibility for improving the lives of patients.
Conducting your elective in this setting will enable you to get up close experiences with unfamiliar medical issues, understand human stories, and the opportunity to do something beneficial for humanity.
Experience stepping into an unfamiliar hospital environment overseas. You will feel discomfort with a different type of hospital setting that lacks and operates with substandard equipment. Learn what culture shock is about with your interaction with locals and medical staff in an unfamiliar manner. Become exposed to sicknesses and diseases that you’ve never imagined existed. And leave in quarters without the comforts of your home.
Our medical program was designed to provide a training for students to assert their individuality and to mould them into the type of doctor that want to be through exposure to the following medical disciplines:
Medical Social Work and Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
KENYA – MOMBASA
Mombasa City is the capital of Mombasa County and is the second largest city in Kenya. Swahili and English are spoken by the 939,000 hospitable residents.
It is located in the Eastern coastline of Kenya which made it a popular destination spot for beaches teeming with marine life and world-class hotels. Water activities await beach lovers. Scuba dive and feast your eyes on the stunning seascape. Or just enjoy blasé moments by the shore surrounded by tropical vegetation.
PHILIPPINES – CAPIZ
Capiz is known as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” and is the 15th most frequently visited place. Its capital city is Roxas. It is home to the famous coral-stone Santa Monica Church in the town of Pan-ay that has the largest bell in Asia. Made up of 70 sacks of gold and silver it weighs over 10 metric tons and measures 7 feet in diameter and 5 feet in height. Interaction with residents pose no problem, they speak English aside from Tagalog, Capiznon and Hiliganyon. Are you feeling homesick? Call your love ones any time, share your experiences to keep them informed. Internet is available and so with cable and regular television channels. Listen to your favourite tunes through the radio. Guaranteed, you’ll never run out of exciting activities to do during days-off.
SRI LANKA – COLOMBO
Overseas medical students who wish to purse their formal studies in Medicine / Nursing are welcome to engage in hospital based clinical work in order to get acquainted with common medical problems encountered in this part of the world. Sri Lanka being a South Asian tropical island , is susceptible to some unique medical problems that overseas students may not be exposed to in their medical career.
The program has been arranged with greater flexibility on weekly basis throughout the year . This is a general medical roster program which will cover different departments / units including followings but not limited to :
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