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Medical Electives

There are flexible placement opportunities in healthcare, hospital and clinic settings. You will get to make a positive impact, improve your skills, make new friends, boost your confidence and explore new countries. You can find medical electives in the UK, Europe, Asia, Central/South America, Australia and other worldwide destinations.

If you are currently studying or recently graduated we have electives which will boost your resume / CV and allow you to help people in the developing world. Hundreds of people apply every year and these placements are perfect if you are planning a career in healthcare. You will be able to learn from experienced professionals and see the impact programs have on communities.

These electives are a great learning experience and also a lot of fun where you can make a huge difference to the lives of others. Volunteering on medical and healthcare placements is a great way to create strong bonds, you will usually stay in shared housing and get lots of time to interact and become friends with other participants. 

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Best Places to Do a Medical Elective

Medical electives abroad

There are placements available to join every month in destinations all around the world. Where you go really depends on the company, your preferred destination


Medical Electives in Africa

Africa is one of the most popular continents to do an elective. Placements are really eye opening and rewarding. You can choose from so many different destinations including:

  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia


Medical Electives in Asia

You can choose from lots of locations in Asia but please be aware that placements can be in rural and rustic conditions and far from Western standards. Popular places to do a medical elective in Asia include:

  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand


Medical Electives in Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Peru


Medical Electives in the UK & Europe

There are lots of medical electives for local and international students in Europe.


Best Medical Elective Companies

Best medical electives

The following companies offer top rated unique medical electives worldwide:



There are lots of different roles available. What your supervisor allows you to do will depend on the level of trust and respect you can earn by demonstrating your abilities and confidence, but the opportunity is there to really get some hands-on experience. These projects will be invaluable for both professional and personal development, as well as really standing out on your C.V.


What is Included

Some companies offer structured packages which include:

  • Placements
  • All university and visa supporting documentation
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Language Lessons
  • Excursions & Activities
  • Certification


Medical Elective Reviews

If you are considering doing a medical elective it is important to check reviews before applying with a specific company



Prices vary depending on the company, placement, duration and destination. Finding free medical electives is possible, some companies offer sponsorship and bursaries whilst other companies we list on our website offer affordable placements.


How to Apply

Search elective placements on our website today. Need some convincing this experience is right for you? Check out this article about the benefits of doing a medical elective abroad.


Help & Advice

If you need any help or advice about arranging a medical elective overseas contact us.