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Placements for Medical and Medical elective students


Medical elective placements in Mexico

Medical electives in Mexico: Work alongside busy doctors in fast paced Accident and Emergency clinics in Guadalajara. Placements are also available in larger state run city hospitals.

Medical elective placements in India

Medical electives in India: Our medical placements in India are based in large multi-specialty teaching hospitals, primary healthcare clinics and smaller specialist hospitals in Trivandrum

Medical elective placements in ghana

Medical electives in Ghana: Placements in large regional hospitals and busy district hospitals. These projects also include the medical outreach projects in rural communities.

Medical elective placements in Cambodia

Medical electives in Cambodia: Work in regional hospitals and take part in health promotion outreach work in the surrounding local villages.

Medical elective placements in tanzania

Medical electives in Tanzania: You'll be based in one of the busy regional hospitals in Arusha, gateway to the Northern safari parks and nearby Mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru.

Medical elective placements in China

Medical electives in China: Our partner hospitals are based in Beijing. All have many departments but tend to specialise in particular areas of medicine. .

Our medical elective placements take away the hassle and stress of organising your elective. Global Medical Projects arranges unparalleled and thought provoking medical elective placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

This is often ‘back to basics’ and low-tech medicine. In poorer countries, medical care is expensive and often patients can't afford treatments. You may witness a doctor trying to establish the extent of injuries sustained in an accident when the patient can't afford x-rays, or see patients with illnesses eradicated in more affluent countries, such as TB and polio. You will also gain experience in the treatment of tropical and infectious diseases we just don't see, such as malaria, typhoid or bilharzia.

Additionally, the availability of drugs, equipment and training are vastly different to home. In Tanzania, it’s not unknown for doctors to prescribe traditional remedies because western drugs are in short supply and in Ghana brand new and fully equipped operating theaters used as storerooms because staff haven’t been trained in the use of the new equipment.

Global Medical Projects are specialists in arranging worthwhile overseas medical placements. All our medical placements, but particularly our electives, can be tailored to your background, clinical experience, objectives and also the requirements of your medical school.

What’s next?


When you sign up, you will be appointed a UK based desk officer who will discuss your preferred arrival dates and specialties. We’ll ask you to send us a CV / resume detailing your background, clinical experience and objectives. We will then send you detailed pre-departure information covering the following:

Placement details
Placement supervisor
Accommodation details
Health and inoculation advice
Visa advice
Clothing and things to take

Elective proposals and other university paperwork


We've arranged several electives and have worked with medical, nursing, dental, physiotherapy, radiography and paramedic students from all over the world. Therefore, we are well placed to assist with the paperwork that your university needs, be it the initial elective proposal, through to risk assessment and information for your occupational health department.