A student doing her medical elective abroad checks blood sugar levels during a community outreach.

Medical Electives Abroad

Fulfill your medical elective requirements abroad and learn from experienced doctors in a developing country

Do your medical school elective abroad in a developing country for a different and exciting challenge. With Projects Abroad, you’ll be able to fulfill your elective requirements while gaining global experience at the same time. Let us know what your school’s requirements are, and we’ll help you choose a placement that meets all your needs.


By going abroad, you’ll be able to broaden your knowledge of the healthcare challenges people face around the world. You’ll work in a fast-paced, real-world setting, which can help shape your future as a medical professional. You’ll learn directly from skilled professionals in a clinical setting, and you’ll have a supervisor to guide you. You’re also likely to see illnesses you’ve only read about before, like malaria, leprosy, and polio.  


Not only will you meet your elective requirements, but you can also make a difference through working at outreaches. At most of our medical programs, we run regular outreaches in areas where healthcare services are limited. All of our outreaches are supervised by medical professionals. Here, you’ll do things like measure blood sugar and pressure levels, and clean and bandage minor wounds.


We arrange your accommodation, meals, and insurance, and have 24/7 staff support for you in-country. This is to make sure you have a hassle-free experience, and that your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

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Female medical intern examines a young boy's mouth in a care centre during a medical internship in Jamaica.

From $3,065 USD

Medical Internship in Jamaica
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Get medical work experience by shadowing local doctors and participating in community outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $1,770 USD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female Projects Abroad Medicine intern learns how to tie a sature at a hopsital as part of her medical work experience in Argentina.

From $2,520 USD

Medicine Internship in Argentina
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Get medical work experience by learning directly from doctors in different hospital departments

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female Medical intern treats a local woman's finger at a Public Health Outreach programme during her Medical placement in Ghana.

From $2,470 USD

Medical Internships in Ghana
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Gain work experience while learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing health checks

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female medical intern in Peru getting laboratory experience while on her medical placement.

From $3,355 USD

Medical Internship in Peru
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Observe and learn from local doctors at healthcare facilities in Peru and get international work experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
An intern from Projects Abroad is pictured holding a new born baby during her midwifery internship in Ghana.

From $2,765 USD

Midwifery Internship in Ghana
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Travel to Africa and observe the work of experienced midwives as they treat expectant mothers in a local hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Local medical staff with a group of Projects Abroad Medicine interns doing work experience placements in Tanzania.

From $2,765 USD

Medicine Internship in Tanzania
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Learn directly from doctors and do health checks during outreaches in this vibrant African country

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad male intern waits to examine patients at a medical outreach in Kenya.

From $2,470 USD

Medical Internship in Kenya
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad Medicine intern listens as a doctor explains the results of an x-ray at a hospital in Vietnam.

From $2,765 USD

Medical Internships in Vietnam
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can Projects Abroad facilitate my medical elective requirements?

Our medical electives cater to all types of medical students. We go the extra mile to make sure that your requirements are met. During your application process, we’ll coordinate with your school to ensure you choose the right country and placement to meet these requirements.


We have dedicated in-country staff who work closely with our placement hospitals and facilities. The local medical staff at your placement will be ready to welcome you and facilitate your learning and participation.


We offer medical electives in these fields of study:


  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy


You can browse a complete list of the Medicine and Healthcare Projects we offer here. If we offer an elective for a specific project, we'll state this on the page.

Students doing their medical school electives abroad spend time bonding with local medical professionals.

Can't find what you're looking for? 

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom Medical Elective for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers or interns themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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