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medical elective

Observe qualified doctors & witness unfamiliar cases & infectious disease

Take your medical elective placement abroad with The Mighty Roar and experience first-hand the challenges of working in over-stretched hospitals in a developing country. This is your chance for a challenging yet highly rewarding experience that will allow you to gain a broad perspective to medicine and healthcare in government and private hospitals, slum clinics and outreach settings.

Our unique medical programmes will allow you to observe qualified doctors and witness a huge range of unfamiliar cases and infectious diseases and learn about their diagnoses, management and treatment. As you shadow clinics and consultations you'll witness how a lack of funding impacts the quality of care provided and how traditional beliefs and different cultural attitudes exist around healthcare. You'll be able to partake in volunteer work under the guidance of local doctors and get hands-on checking vital signs, performing health checks, wound care and more.

We host hundreds of university students on their medical elective placements each and every year. Over the last few years we have built up strong relationships with many universities around the United Kingdom and abroad, with many now actively recommending us to their students. We are able to complete any paperwork required from your university and can ensure that your course requirements are met in terms of minimum hours, placement setting and more.

Our structured and safe medical elective placements are ideal for first time and / or solo travellers as well as students looking to travel as a group. Taking your elective placement overseas with The Mighty Roar is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore a new and exciting country as a group.

  • Gain in-depth insight into global medical practices overseas
  • Witness first hand the major differences in the fundamentals of medicine
  • Shadow qualified doctors in a range of departments abroad
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip
  • Pre-departure buddy lists and a dedicated Facebook group to talk with other volunteers
From £190

Sri Lanka Medical Experience

Gain invaluable experience assisting in a busy hospital in Sri Lanka, where you will get up close clinical exposure. This unique experience will open your eyes to the world of medicine in Sri Lanka and offers you the chance to gain vital international work experience. You will get hands on training, supervised by experienced medical experts and will be fully involved in the day-to-day activities.

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From £180

Ghana Medical Experience

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience of the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience.

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From £170

Tanzania Medical Experience

Tanzania has some of the lowest coverage rates of health personnel in the world. With widespread poverty and substantial health challenges, this is your chance to gain first-hand experience and insight into the health care system in a developing country. You will be able to observe and assist local staff at a busy government hospital in a range of departments, while exploring everything this amazing country has to offer.

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From £150

India Medical Experience

Gain vital medical experience abroad with our diverse Indian medical programme. This is your fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand exposure and an in-depth insight into the health care system in India, while also providing an extra pair of hands to help assist. From observing and following the local staff, you will gain valuable knowledge and an understanding of the problems faced in Jaipur, as well as the best procedures and processes to handle them.

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From £330

South Africa Medical Experience

Want to do something amazing on your next trip abroad? Gain valuable experience assisting in a hospital in South Africa, where you will be able to work with adults and children in the community. Volunteering in facilities for poorer people who cannot afford private medical care is hugely rewarding work, appreciated by both clinic staff and all of the patients.

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From £770

Namibia Lifeline Clinic

Provide an essential pair of hands at the Lifeline Clinic in Epukrio, where you will contribute to the medical welfare of the San Busman community as well as gaining first-hand experience of healthcare in a developing country. The Lifeline Clinic provides free primary health care services to more than 3,500 patients every year and is quite literally the lifeline for thousands of people within the local area.

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From £370

Vietnam Medical Experience

Volunteer in the leading hospital in Hanoi, the Vietnam National Children's Hospital. With over 3,000 patients passing through the hospital every day, this is the perfect opportunity for you to be exposed to a wide variety of illnesses and is the perfect setting to gain vital first-hand experience of the healthcare system in a developing country.

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