Medical Internships Abroad
Gain valuable hospital work experience abroad working in a hospital in developing country. In our healthcare internship abroad you are exposed to a health system that is different from that of your home country, with different diseases, different treatment methods and diversity of culture. The programs are customized to suit your objectives & specifications providing you with hands on experience and clinical exposure under supervision and mentorship. If you are in graduate school training to become a doctor, a nurse a physician assistant a dentist or even a midwife, the clinical internship abroad with us is a sure way to strengthen your skills.
For undergraduate and high school students with interest in healthcare career, our pre-health internships gives you an opportunity to shadow doctors and other healthcare professions while volunteering in hospitals in Africa. Through observation learning and guided mentorship by the hospital staff, you will get to understand the demand and rewards of your interest healthcare career.
We have strong relations with hospitals where we do our placements and the staff are well versed with mentorship and supervision. We promise to deliver on: 1) Improved clinical skills and cultural competence though clinical shadowing; 2) Intensive and extensive hands-on exposure to various healthcare specialties; 3) Challenged critical thinking ability; learning to be innovative and resourceful; 4) Witnessing unique conditions that they have only read in books such as tropical diseases and 5) Improved communication and interpersonal relations through the interaction with the students and other healthcare staff in the hospitals.
Hospital Electives and Shadowing Internship Prices
Book your Placement
Book your spot today by paying a reservation deposit of $350. This is a one-off fee that allows us to plan for your mentorship, prepare for accommodation, and create your MyElective account and facilitating pre-departure support.SEE OUR PRICES
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In the words of our participants
An Incredible Learning Experience
My four weeks at Mt.Meru Regional Hospital OBS&GYN Department have been an incredible learning experience.The doctors and staff have been welcoming and willing to teach.The department is extremely busy and there lots of opportunities for hands on including deliveries. Where Elective Africa really shines is with their program Coordinators. Our Coordinator in Arusha has been outstanding. He has gone above and beyond to make our experience here unforgettable. I would recommend EA to any Senior Medical Student looking to do an elective abroad.
A Once in a Lifetime Journey
After spending 3.5 weeks with Elective Africa’s program, I am certain that medicine is the path for my future. Volunteering in the Health Centre as a pre-medical student allowed me many clinical opportunities that I would not be able to have in the States. The comparisons that I was able to make between medicine and healthcare versus the United States will serve me well in my future studies, practice, and medical experiences. Thank you so much, Elective Africa, for this once-in-a-lifetime journey! Asante sana!
A Life-changing and Enriching Experience
My experience in Mombasa, Kenya has been life changing and enriching. The people are the friendliest and I've made life long friends. Elective Africa is a true professional organisation with well established and respected contacts at Coast Provincial General Hospital. They take care of us so we can focus on the medical,cultural and social experience while living, playing and working in Kenya. I wish I could have stayed longer but I will bring back with me invaluable life lessons, skills and memories !
My Two Weeks Unforgettable Experience
My experience in Mt. Meru Hospital, Tanzania for 2 weeks was very short but a substantial one. Many of the cases I encountered at the hospital were ones that I would never see in my country and they were shocking and heartbreaking. The doctors were working very hard to help these patients and it was very stimulating to see them. The coordinator cared very much that I felt comfortable in the hospital and was able to have some hands-on experience. If I stayed longer, I think I could have been able to have more hands-on experience. It takes a few days to get used to the ward, so after that, you would be able to do many things. There were elective students from other countries so it was nice talking with them about the medical conditions in Tanzania and discussing what we can do.
The stay, in general, was very comfortable as well; it was more comfortable than I expected. The organization prepared me a nice house with a wonderful ‘Mama’, and I was able to experience the everyday life in Arusha. The coordinator took me to many places on the weekends, so I was able to have great experiences there as well. The coordinator was very caring and made sure I was feeling comfortable every day, so I was able to feel very safe during my stay.
I’m sure to say that my two weeks here are unforgettable and I would take back my experience and make good use of it, so I can come back again next time, hopefully as a doctor.