INDIA: Medical Work Experience Internship in Madurai

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

This is an EXCELLENT medical work experience Internship! You'll get hands-on work with patients, ward rounds, patient meetings, nurse rounds and observing major surgeries during the afternoon.

Gain insight into the workings of a hospital in a different country. Generally, your day will start with accompanying the doctors on ward rounds to see the in-patients. You'll also be able to sit in on doctor-patient consultations. You'll be assigned to a doctor or nurse who will supervise you.

We work with many different hospitals and clinics which have a variety of departments. All of our medical placements work extensively with the local community and some offer free services to the poor and needy of Madurai; one of our clinics visits a local church once a week to treat the underprivileged and also hold a free clinic once a month.


Generally, your day will start with accompanying the doctors on ward rounds to see the in-patients. You will also be able to sit in on doctor-patient consultations. You'll be assigned to a doctor or nurse who will supervise you during each session and they will explain the workings of their job and take you into one of these departments: Burns unit, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Urology, Neurosurgery, Thoracic Surgery, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Upper GI Video Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Arthroscopy, Bronchoscopy, Rhinoscopy, Physiotherapy and X-Ray.

If you're assigned to a smaller hospital, you'll most likely work continuously with the same doctor or nurse. You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Midwifery
  • Urology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Dentistry (can also be done as a stand-alone Internship. This is very popular and much sought after, so early booking advised)
  • Physiotherapy (can also be done as a stand-alone Internship)

One of our hospitals has a Pharmaceutical Department where you will be able to work as part of your overall medical placement.

Where you're placed for your Medical Work Experience will depend very much on what you’d like to get out of your placement and in your area of interest in medicine. Once we know what you want maximum exposure to, as well as the kind of experience you want to gain most, we'll arrange for you to be placed in the most suitable institution. We want to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit and experience from your placement!

I am certain that this unusual experience helped me to obtain the three offers that I have received following interviews at my chosen universities.Natasha Bell after her medical placement in India.


You'll live in the volunteer house on Suva and you'll share a bedroom with around 4 other volunteers. Everything and everyone is very friendly! Wifi is available in the public areas.

FOOD: At the Centre you will be provided with three meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and breakfast and dinner at weekends.

Breakfast is Western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

If you'd like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you'd like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we'll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £845 for 1 week, then £200 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to the Project site,
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 17. We work with many hospitals, some of which don't require you to have any qualifications, whereas others will require a minimum of one-year's study or experience in the medical field. We will place you at a hospital which will best suit your requirements and the experience you are hoping to gain.

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