Undertaking a clinical surgery elective in Africa will provide you an early and unequalled experience in carrying out difficult and critical procedures as well as managing conditions that you would otherwise encounter after several years of practice in your own home country. With this diversified surgical elective experience delivered under the supervision and mentorship, we are not only confident that you will be satisfied with your engagement into extensive hands on surgical procedures but it will also raise in you greater questions about global health equity. Students are integrated into the local surgical team and aid in all aspects of patient care and operative intervention.
Opportunities while on a surgery elective include: include ability to refine suturing skills, introduction to invasive techniques such as endoscopy and broaden trauma assessment acumen especially in the emergency (casualty) department.
Grounding, Humbling, Heartfelt
The health care system itself is very different than what I was accustomed to, but it was a huge learning opportunity to experience a third-world health care system. I was fortunate enough to work with a great surgeon for my four weeks here. Yes, I learned applicable medical and surgical knowledge. Was that the highlight of my trip? No…The hospital experience in Arusha was grounding, eye-opening, humbling and heart-felt. Not only do you see diagnoses that you won’t see in America, but you realize how much our future profession can be of service worldwide and how many people really need it. I think this experience is a great one, especially for anyone planning a future in the medical field.
Laura Teisch , University of Miami
Key aspects of Surgery Electives
Your placement customized
Your placement is customized to suit both your specific individual interests and school requirements. This may include your desire to rotate in preferred hospital surgical departments, choice of supervision or more clinical hours.
Proficient supervision and Mentoring
You will work hand in hand with qualified surgeon to mentor you at the health facilities of placement and ensure that you experience real life practical supervised surgery rotation in a unique healthcare setting.
Differentiated Healthcare System
Interacting with multiple and overwhelming surgical cases while utilizing limited resources; both human capital and infrastructure is a life-changing opportunity for your professional growth.
We pride ourselves in being one of the few organizations that offer split placements. You can placed in two different hospitals in the same location, within two different cities or countries to enhance your experience!
Interactive Global Health Tutorials
An opportunity to learn and share on different health care perspectives with other students and local surgeons is always rewarding. We organize interactive sessions that provide you with the opportunity to discuss and ask pertinent questions regarding the healthcare system in your placement location as well as share on the distinguishing healthcare characteristics unique to your home country and other places across the globe.
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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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.