Get hands-on experience working on a medical placement in India, Nepal, Cambodia ,Thailand, Sri Lanka or Peru. We offer medical electives abroad to pre-med and medical students of any medical discipline, so that you can put your skills into practise, learn new skills along the way, and broaden your horizons through the power of immersive travel. Not only are our medical placements designed to give you structured and supervised medical work experience to give you the edge in your particular field, but they are also designed to help you find a deeper meaning in your career and allow you to absorb a new culture and a new way of life.
Our programs are suitable for university students training to be doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists or occupational therapists. With each placement, you will get the unique opportunity to get intensive learning in a completely different setting. Whilst your skills may be universal, healthcare and medicine varies greatly from country to country and our medical electives can open your eyes to a world you may have never experienced before.
During your time with Volunteering Journeys and our medical partners, you will have time to explore your surroundings and go sightseeing at weekends. We also encourage community living through shared accommodation and we organise breakfast and dinner in the local cuisine so you get to enjoy an authentic travel experience and live just like the locals. For a great medical volunteering and travel experience check out medical gap year program.
Medical placements are suitable for professionals or pre med and medical students in any field including Nursing, Paediatrics, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiotherapy, Ultrasound, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetics, Biochemistry, Dentistry, ENT, General Surgery, Maternity & Midwifery, Yoga Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Naturopathy and alternative medicine such as Ayurveda.
Depending on the time of the year, we also organise community medical camps where you can get experience of going into the local schools and communities for health check ups with local doctors.
Why do Medical Volunteering Abroad?
Make a Difference
Work alongside the best medical professionals to really make a difference to people’s lives.
Real Life Experience
Put your skills to practice in real life situations and learn through a hands-on experience.
Get to know people who are just like you; students with the same goals in life, with the same passion for travel.
Explore and sightsee at the same time for a unique travel and volunteer experience combined.
HAND’S ON MEDICAL EXPERIENCE
“Coming to India to work in our health care system gives you an experience in a setting that you are not familiar with. You may find there might be little medical technology or access to few medications. The patients you serve may be uneducated about their health care needs and this gives you a real opportunity to try and educate them on their health”
Ribha Sharma, Volunteering Journeys, Dharamshala Medical Program Manager.
Medical Volunteer Programs
Medical Electives /Healthcare in Peru
Set in the amazing country of Peru, you will be living and working in local clinics and medical facilities in Cusco. This is a great elective that also gives you a chance to learn Spanish, visit Machu Picchu and of course get real world medical experience.
Medical Volunteering / Electives in India
Get Medical Work Experience in hospitals & clinics in India and enhance your learning in any medical field of your choice. Ideal for medicine students.
Medical Volunteering / Healthcare in Thailand
This is a truly special program where you work in a small clinic in Northern Thailand and get to learn from medical experts and get some really hands on experience. We highly recommend this program to those who want to an authentic experience of travel, and want to contribute to medical and healthcare in Thailand.
Medical Volunteering / Electives in Sri Lanka
Medical Volunteers get practical work experience in hospital and local community centres in Sri Lanka. This is ideal for pre-med and medicine students.
Medical Volunteering / Electives in Nepal
Medical Volunteering in Nepal is based in Kathmandu where you get practical medical and healthcare work experience in local clinics and hospitals.
NEW! Medical Volunteering / Electives in Cambodia
Get hands on experience working with local doctors in Cambodia. Ideal for students who want medical work experience in South Asia.
NEW! Nursing Placement in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal or Cambodia
Get a nursing work placement giving you real world exposure of nursing practices in Asia. You will be working in local hospitals assisting local nurses in the work they do.
NEW! Midwifery Placement in India, Sri Lanka, or Cambodia
Help midwives in Asia and get practical work experience in midwifery. This is a really hands on project and you will get excellent exposure in your field.
Physiotherapy Placement in India
Get a physiotherapy placement in local clinics on the foothills of the Himalayas in Dharamshala
Dental Electives in India
Dental volunteering abroad is based in India and ideal for dentistry students who want to gain practical work experience in dental care abroad.
Mental Health & Psychology Placement in India
Get practical and career enhancing psychology work experience abroad in India working with disabled schools and community centres. Ideal for students.
Psychology & Mental Health Work Experience
Get involved in Peru, Cambodia, Nepal or Sri Lanka for psychology and mental health placements getting international exposure in local ocmmunity centres, special needs schools and clinics.
Health Care Volunteering in India
Healthcare volunteering in India involves assisting with health & hygiene projects that are critical for local community development. This is ideal for pre-med students and medical professionals alike who want to get involved in community based volunteer programs.
Multi Country Combinations
SUMMER SPECIALS!! Medical Electives & Travel India in 4 Weeks
This awesome 4 Week program involves 3 weeks on a medical program and 1 Week exploring North India with a group! Apply soon for 2017/18…
SPECIAL!! Medical Electives in North & South India
As the only organisation providing such a diverse combination of locations within India this is one program you just can’t miss! Immerse yourself in India and explore two distinctly different parts of India as you complete your Medical Electives. You will be in Kerala (South India) for 2 weeks and then Kolkata (East India) for 2 Weeks.
Medical Work Experience in India & Nepal
Medical Work Experience in Nepal and India give you practical medical and healthcare work experience in local clinics and hospitals.
Medical Volunteering in Sri Lanka & India
Enjoy your medical electives in two amazing countries India and Sri Lanka where you will work in local hospitals or community centres with local doctors
Medical Internships in Asia
Medical Internships abroad gives medical placements in local hospitals in India, Sri Lanka &Nepal. Ideal for pre-med and medical students & to explore Asia!