We have one of the most popular premed exposure programs judging by the learning experience and satisfaction of our past participants.
This program is suited to aspiring medical students. Academic qualifications for admission to our program will vary based on school system of your respective country. Our program provides real life exposure of what it means to be a doctor, which is critically important for someone contemplating a medical career and medical school application.
Our program offers the following:
Whether looking to join medical school in the US, the UK, or any other country, our program will be invaluable preparation for you and should be distinguishing in the personal statement section of your AMCAS or UCAS application, or whichever application process in your respective country. The AAMC suggests that for admission to US medical schools, “applicants should consider volunteering at a local hospital or clinic to gain practical experience in the health professions” – this suggestion is obviously applicable to all applicants to all medical schools and we believe our premed program is tremendously useful to this end.
In terms of exposure, we try to give premeds exposure to as many clinical fields as possible:
You will be taken for ward rotations in a manner that helps you attain real life exposure and integrating theoretical knowledge. You will observe the supervising doctors and consultants to enable you draw and understanding of diverse aspects relating to cared of patients such as relevant history taking in various body systems, physical examination, relevant laboratory investigations and their interpretation, arriving at pertinent diagnosis and appropriate treatment measures.
Various procedures in the clinical medicine and pediatric rotations may be viewed, including:
Within obstetric and gynecology department, you will be permitted to view various procedures, which may include normal deliveries, cesarean sections, tubal ligations and several others.
One of Elective Africa’s key differentiators is that we have developed relationships not just with the healthcare institutions we place you in, but we also with professionals that we will assign you to. This is a huge differentiator between our placements and other placements. Our professional mentors are people who we know and we have evaluated and are comfortable with the quality of their mentorship based of feedback from past participants.
Please note that depending on the hospital you are assigned, your medical professional mentor will probably be a physician, but can also be another medical professional such as a nurse. In areas of dire medical services needs such as Africa, nurses and midwives often perform work undertaken in other places only by physicians such as consultations, prescriptions, operations, administering anesthesia and admitting patients. So, whether your mentor is a physician of a nurse, you will get great exposure shadowing them on the job. They will be excellent teachers and will make every effort to give you hands-on experience, under close supervision, whenever possible.
The first step in the process is to submit an application at http://www.electiveafrica.com/apply. There is no cost or commitment to submitting an application. We will email you back as soon as possible with all the details that you require to make that decision for the medical volunteering trip to Africa
We also organise for the students safari add ons at the end of the program to parks in either Kenya or Tanzania, including a hike to Mt. Kilimanjaro. See the safari link at http://electiveafrica.com/safari
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