Medical Electives

Countries

  • Peru

Types of Opportunities

  • Elective rotations for medical students exist at both government hospitals and NGO facilities. There are opportunities for Emergency Med, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery Family Medicine, OBGYN, and ophthalmology among others. Clinical rotations take place in the morning 8-12, followed by 4 hours of intensive Spanish classes. Most elective rotations are one month long. 

Expected Costs

Medical Missions Kenya (MMK)

Countries Served

  • Kenya

Types of Opportunities

  • Volunteers work to directly provide health care services, public health education, disease prevention information, medical health screenings, HIV testing, education and training for local health workers, and hunger relief programs

Expected Costs

  • 3,000 - this includes airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, and medical supplies 

Language

  • No requirements

Medico

Countries Served

  • Honduras, Nicaragua

Types of Opportunities

  • Medical clinics
  • Dental clinics
  • Health education

Expected Costs

  • Average cost of $850, which includes all in-country expenses (room and board, transportation, meals), but does not include the airline ticket

Language

  • No requirements

Health Horizons International

Countries Served

  • Dominican Republic

Types of Opportunities

  • Internships are available to graduate students as well as professionals in medicine, public health, international development, and related fields.
  • Medical service trips are held several times throughout the year. Volunteer teams are comprised of clinicians, pharmacists, medical interpreters, students, community health workers, and public health educators.

Expected Costs

A Broader View (ABV)

Countries Served

  • Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala
  • Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile
  • Cambodia, China, Nepal, India, Vietnam
  • Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia

Types of Opportunities

Global First Responder (GFR)

Countries served:

  • Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, DRC, Ethiopia, Morocco, France, Greece, India, Cambodia, Nepal

Types of opportunities:

  • Training and sharing of knowledge and skills, with a focus on emergency and general medicine as well as pediatrics
  • Running full-service medical clinics and health education classes

Costs:

  • Costs vary depending on site and duration 

Language:

  • No requirements

Mercy Ships

Countries

  • Currently, The Africa Mercy vessel is docked in Cameroon August 2017-June 2018

Types of Opportunities

  • Maxillofacial surgery, plastic reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, women's health related surgeries, general surgery, eye care, oral health, and mental health, and palliative care
  • Volunteer positions exist for both short term (2-4 weeks) and long term (months-years)

Costs