Embark on a transformative journey with our Medical Volunteering Program in India, welcoming participants across all stages of their medical pursuits. Whether you're a pre-med eager to explore or a seasoned student seeking specialization, our Medical Volunteering program in India unlocks doors. Witness the unique healthcare system firsthand, from public sector efficiency to the expanding private network. The beautiful south Indian state of Kerala, with its top-rated public healthcare, provides the foundation. Here, you'll gain insights into both sectors, but your placement lies in the dynamic private sphere. Expect wider patient variety, diverse wards, and exposure you wouldn't find elsewhere.

Kerala's private hospitals hum with activity, attracting future medical professionals. Join them at our partner hospital in Cochin city, where you'll learn from experienced doctors and nurses. Language won't be a hurdle - the medical team welcomes eager learners with open arms and fluent English. Our placements in Cochin city connect you with English-speaking professionals eager to guide and mentor you. Dive deep into diverse cases, broaden your medical knowledge, and make a real difference in this vibrant healthcare landscape.

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What is involved

For this Medical Work Experience in India you will be living in the charming town of Fort Kochi (in Cochin) and your placement will be in at a private hospital in Ernakulam. University students will have the opportunity to get exposure across a range of wards , such as General Medicine, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Imaging & Radiology, Emergency, Anaesthesiology, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Urology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics.

Working hours at the placement will be for a minimum of 5 hours upto 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday with clinical schedules given on arrival by our medical coordinator. It is important to note that the experience is mainly observation-based, where you will get exposure to a wide range of cases and patient types. Some students may get the opportunity to get more hands-on medical experience where you are allowed to interact directly with patients but that is entirely at the discretion of the medical and nursing staff based on their comfort level with the particular student.

All medical and nursing participants are supported by various consultants in the various units who apart from providing daily guidance are willing to teach students on cases present to further enhance learning and knowledge development.

On weekends you will be free to explore Cochin and Kerala. Culturally, Kerala is great and activities that you can get your involved in the evenings the Kathakali (traditional dance) or yoga class. In your spare time your can visit local beaches or enjoy the famous Kerala backwaters boat trip and if you have more time visit the lush tea plantations of Munnar where you can even go trekking with fellow volunteers or medical students.

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Medical students taking an Ayurveda class

Some details

What your first week looks like

Arrival day

Your arrival weekend will be relaxed. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival, our team will meet you and give you a local orientation so you can get to know the area you are living in. The next day you will be given health and safety briefing, culture orientation and project training before we take you in for your program.


Medical Students in Sri Lanka with scrubs
Your project coordinator or a member of the team will be taking you to the project and after introductions you can get started. All your meals breakfast, lunch and dinner will be the accommodation unless you are at the project site or outside. In the evenings most volunteers spend it either exploring local sights, relaxing at the accommodation or preparing for projects.


Our local team will suggest many activities for you to do! Your weekends will be free for you to explore Kerala or India. We highly recommend you to utilise your time so you can get to see more of the country that you are visiting. We usually make recommendations based on past volunteer experiences. Its always better to book excursions in country with other volunteers.

Weekend activities

Backwaters of Kerala

Backwaters of Kerala
Be sure to visit the famous backwaters of Allepey and stay overnight on a traditional houseboat

Munnar Tea Plantations

Green tea plantations. Munnar, Kerala, India
For a adventure hike with incredible panoramic views, the Munnar Tea Plantations are not to be missed.

Varkala Beach

Varkala beach
We also recommend taking a trip to Varkala Beach, which is a couple of hours from Kochi but absolutely stunning.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Visit the Taj Mahal with our 3 day Delhi and Taj Mahal Weekend Experience. Email us for details.

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