Medical Elective 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 medical school or a related healthcare graduate degree program.
Projects Abroad offers a wide variety of international Medical Elective placements overseas in developing countries. These are individualized to specifically to meet the academic needs of students in medical school and other degree programs training to be doctors, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and midwives.
We have over 20 years of experience collaborating with medical professionals abroad. We will provide you with a placement that not only meets your elective requirements but also gives you a complete and rewarding experience of the country in which you are based. You will be assigned a qualified supervisor who is there to provide support and guidance throughout your placement. We arrange your accommodation, meals, and insurance, and have strong in-country support to make sure your time abroad runs as smoothly as possible
Projects Abroad can offer elective placement that not only meets your preferences for specific specialties, but also the chance to make a difference in a developing country that is a new and exciting backdrop to your studies.
If you are not a medical student or an elective placement is not a required part of your studies, please visit our Medicine & Healthcare internships page.
Volunteer Medical Electives Abroad
In developing countries, students doing electives will encounter diseases and conditions that are rarely seen in North America, such as malaria, leprosy, and polio. Furthermore, due to a lack of both general health education and money to pay for treatment, the cases tend to be far more advanced than you would normally see in hospitals here.
Many of our elective students also have the opportunity to take part in extra activities such as attending workshops, outreach programs, and seminars with other medical students. This depends on the country and placement you choose.
"I have loved every minute of my time on my elective placement in Mongolia, at times it has been frustrating but I wouldn't change a thing. When I leave I will be sad to go but I'm sure I will find an excuse to return. I would certainly recommend Mongolia as an elective destination with a difference, the challenges won't be easy but for me the rewards were plenty."
Elective Student in Mongolia