PMGY’s placements for healthcare students provide invaluable work experience opportunities in hospital, clinic and outreach settings. Share your own skills to people who need the most support. Partake in volunteer work under the guidance of local doctors through outreach programs and community days.
Develop a global perspective to medicine and healthcare as you work with healthcare systems of different cultures and backgrounds. Observe practises that challenge what you’ve learned and witness a huge range of unfamiliar cases and infectious diseases. You’re in control of the medical elective placements, so choose the departments, settings and destination that works best for you.
FIRST-HAND INSIGHT INTO GLOBAL MEDICAL PRACTISES OVERSEAS
WITNESS MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICINE
OBSERVE DIFFERENT CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS CARE
SHADOW QUALIFIED DOCTORS IN A RANGE OF DEPARTMENTS ABROAD
CUSTOMISE ELECTIVE PLACEMENTS TO GET THE BEST EXPERIENCE
IMPROVE YOUR RESUME AND ENHANCE YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
Head to Tabanan General Hospital in Bali for your mission. Home to 500 patients each day, shadow medical staff across core departments. Examples include paediatrics, surgery and ICU. Partake in community health programs in Tabanan including a holistic healer, local birth clinic and an elderly project. Overcome the language barrier to learn about the Balinese healthcare system.
Head to South America to hone in on your clinical skills. Witness a unique healthcare system as you encounter traditional beliefs. Specialise your time in any of the 8 wards at the public hospital. Work alongside department heads during inpatient rounds, provisions of care and consultations. Staff have limited English, so basic Spanish is beneficial to communicate effectively.
Shadow doctors on their daily rounds at a government hospital in Kumasi. They will teach you about Ghana’s prevalent diseases such as Malaria and Typhoid. Learn about their diagnoses, management and treatment. Outside the hospital, complete health checks in rural villages in outreach work. Raise awareness of key health issues in Ghana by supporting education campaigns.
Develop medical experience in India in the ultimate medical mission. Work alongside local staff to support Delhi’s poorest communities. Build cultural connections and learn directly from doctors as you assist in slum outreach health campaigns. Shadow clinics and consultations and conduct basic health checks. Observe surgeries and compare hospital standards to home.
Shadow doctors during consultations and treatments in a clinic-based setting on your medical mission in Peru. Additionally, assist doctors and nurses with community health programs around Cusco. The better your Spanish, the more doctors can communicate and build trust with you. Get hands-on experience helping with blood pressure checks, health screenings and immunizations.
Undertake your mission in the Galle District of Sri Lanka. Experience medical placements in government and private hospitals. Learn about traditional Ayurveda medicine and Sri Lanka’s mental health system. Get hands-on checking vital signs at a village clinic and preparing herbal medicines. Witness consultations and procedures and ask doctors questions about what you see.
Observe professional doctors, rotate departments and sit in on patient consultations on your medical mission. Experience first-hand the life of a doctor in Tanzania at a large government hospital. Ask questions and make notes as you learn about different medical procedures. See how medical staff adapt to the challenging circumstances of a lack of funding and resources.
Develop insight into the Vietnamese healthcare system on your medical mission. Experience the day-to-day life of being a doctor in Hanoi as you shadow medical staff on their daily rounds at a paediatric hospital. Attend ad-hoc workshops at the hospital to learn from traditional doctors. Develop a deeper understanding of medical practices and their challenges in Vietnam.