Premedical Internships Abroad

Premedical Internships Abroad

The Pre-Medical Shadowing Internship that we offer is the best for students undertaking their undergraduate studies or have just finished their pre-medical training. This opportunity is great for premed students who are wondering where they can gain first-hand medical shadowing experience in preparation for application to medical school.


Students on this program will be shadowing for a minimum of 25 hours a week and thus gain insight and get to know the responsibilities of a medical doctor. With us you will be will exposed to a new healthcare system and hence become aware of diseases that are prevalent in the developing countries health systems. We ensure that the experience you garner in the medical internship program is lifelong rich and rewarding.


Besides shadowing, the pre medical summer internship allows for students to assist in providing preventive health education. You will be working in local communities and interacting with the local culture and hence develop an understanding of what different cultures have.


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides guidelines for pre-med shadowing and volunteering abroad which includes among others the opportunity for students to assist in providing preventive health education and to support the healthcare team by assisting in the provision of treatment after receiving adequate instruction. Our shadowing programs are in total compliance with the AAMC guidelines. We ensure that the guidelines of shadowing abroad are followed and your interests for the shadowing internship are met. 


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!

Morgan Amigo , Miami University (Ohio)

The Experience
The Experience
Key Aspects

Key aspects of Premedical Internships Abroad

Your placement customized

Your placement is customized to suit both your specific individual interests and school requirements. This may include your desire to shadow in preferred hospital departments, choice of shadowing supervision or more shadowing hours.

Proficient supervision and Mentoring

You will work hand in hand with qualified medical personnel and mentors at the health facilities of placement to ensure that you shadow a unique healthcare setting.

Differentiated Healthcare System

Shadowing in a system with tropical diseases and phased out infections while utilizing limited resources; both human capital and infrastructure is a clear revelation to you on the awaiting experience.

Split Placement

We pride ourselves in being one of the few organizations that offer split shadowing placements. You can placed in two different hospitals in the same location, within two different cities or countries to enhance your premed shadowing experience experience!

Interactive Global Health Tutorials

Healthcare is more than just treatment of conditions. It stretches to cover the economic, political and social factors. Our tutorials are offered by experts in global health among them public health experts and epidemiology specialists who address various topics of interest to health globally. The tutorials ensure that you have a broad understanding of healthcare from the global view.


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.


Or call us at +1 (609) 375 8912 to learn more.

Destination Focus

Unique healthcare systems, beautiful sceneries, enriched culture and towns that are in developmental stage are what describes our destinations! Choose our exciting locations in Kenya; coastal locations of Mombasa or Malindi, the urban setting in Nairobi; the capital city of Kenya or a rural setting in Migori. In Tanzania we have placements in Moshi and Arusha.

Mombasa, Kenya

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Malindi, Kenya

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Migori, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Kisumu, Kenya

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Arusha, Tanzania

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Moshi, Tanzania

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