Physical Therapy Electives in Nepal
- Placement location: Kathmandu and Chitwan
- Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous physical therapy training
- Requirements: You must be a student studying physical therapy. If you are not an elective student, please go to our standard Physical Therapy in Nepal project page
- Types of Placement: Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and center for children with disabilities
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 1 week
- Start dates: Flexible
If you are considering taking your Physical Therapy Elective abroad, then Nepal is an excellent choice. Projects Abroad has partnered with a number of rehabilitation clinics where you can work. Alternatively you can choose to be placed in a hospital or disabled center.
You must be a student studying physical therapy to do an Elective placement. As a physical therapy student you will shadow a local member of staff. You will learn how a busy physical therapy department works and you will gain knowledge by observing and asking questions. As your placement progresses and you work hard to show your enthusiasm you will be able to gain more hands on experience.
The experience will be rewarding and you will learn a lot. If you need to discuss case studies with your supervisor, they will be available to do so.
Physical Therapy Student Electives in Nepal
We have a number of placements available. You could choose to be placed in a rehabilitation center for disabled children treating the effects of congenital problems or results of accidents. You may wish to be in a hospital within a neurological department, spinal unit or in orthopedics, and we have a placement treating outpatients who travel weekly for treatment. You will work on patients with many primary problems, but also be treating neglected or misdiagnosed conditions.
In addition to your regular placement, you may be able to take part in various outreach programs. You may visit schools, take part in school outreach projects or a health camp.
Our staff in Nepal are highly experienced in coordinating Elective placements. They will work closely with you to strive to ensure all of your university requirements are met.
When you intern in Nepal you will live with one of our host families or in a hostel. You will have the chance to spend your free time with new Nepali friends and the Projects Abroad volunteer community in the area where you are based.
Physical Therapy Student Electives in Nepal are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.