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Medical volunteer and elective programmes
Working alongside local medical professionals you will gain invaluable experience that allows you to see first hand the health care system in a developing country. Whether you are carrying out your medical elective, interested in medicine or are a qualified staff member, our diverse and unique medical experiences will see you confronting different illnesses and treatments, discovering new techniques and methods and to observe how teams work together in often resource stretched settings.
Each of our medical experience programmes encompass many key areas, with most projects being based in large government hospitals. Here you are able to gain exposure in several departments or to focus your placement within your chosen field.
We host hundreds of university students on their 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.
If you're looking to complete your nursing, midwifery, paediatrics, surgery, physical therapy or dentistry placement, then we have the perfect programme for you. Simply select the correct category below to find the best programme most suitable to your circumstances.
- Fully structured programmes ensuring you get the most out your experience
- Gain unique experience of the healthcare system in a developing country
- Learn new skills as you are tasked with basic procedures under the supervision of local professionals
- 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
Medical volunteer and elective programmes
Ghana Medical ExperienceThis 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.
India Medical ExperienceGain 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.
Namibia Lifeline ClinicProvide 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.
South Africa Medical ExperienceWant 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.
Sri Lanka Medical ExperienceGain 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.
Tanzania Medical ExperienceTanzania 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.
Vietnam Medical ExperienceVolunteer 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.
Structured & Safe medical programmes
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