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Midwifery Student Electives Abroad with Projects Abroad

Overview
Volunteer on a midwifery project overseas with Projects Abroad
  • Role: Satisfy the elective requirements of your medical training doing a placement is a hospital or healthcare center abroad.
  • Requirements:
    • You must be in midwifery school.
    • French or Arabic skills for Morocco.
    • French skills for Togo.
Project Info

If you are a Midwifery student looking into taking your Midwifery Elective abroad, Projects Abroad offers a number of elective placements in many developing countries. These placements have been created to meet the specific requirements of the Midwifery Elective module.

Midwifery intern holding a baby in a clinic in Tanzania

Projects Abroad has over 20 years practice in collaborating with medical professionals. We are also experienced in working with universities to ensure that midwifery students have a placement overseas that provides a rich and rewarding experience of the country and medical facility. Projects Abroad arranges your accommodation, meals, and insurance and our in-country staff are well equipped to support you and make sure your time overseas is a success.

Planning your Elective Abroad

Our Elective placements are available in developing countries around the world. This is the basic checklist for an elective placement.

  • Clear daily timetables
  • Clearly modularized program
  • Well-qualified supervisor
  • Interpreters available when needed
  • Links with local primary care
  • Opportunity to see traditional medicine (if applicable)
  • Great local food and accommodation
  • Enjoyable social environment

Taking your Elective Placement in Midwifery with Projects Abroad

You will be placed in a medical facility that has a specialist maternity unit, or in a specialist maternity hospital. As you will be working in a developing country, you may find midwifery practice is not what you are used to at home. Approaches to labor also may not be how you have been trained.

Facilities can be under-funded or under-resourced and may lack qualified staff. What you will experience though are highly dedicated and caring staff who work hard to ensure the women are supported as best they can though birth, and that their babies are well cared for.

You will learn about midwifery in a developing country from trained senior staff who will supervise your time in their maternity facility. Your dedicated supervisor will be on hand to discuss specific case studies with you, and answer any of your questions. Staff may be very busy so bring a notebook and pen so you can document your days and discuss this with them later in a focused session.

Staff are eager for you to learn a lot from your time with them and will aim for you to have an enriching and meaningful time while you are in their country.

If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our regular Midwifery internships, please go to our Midwifery page.

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