Medicine in India
Our medical placements in India are based at 2 large modern hospitals
in Trivandrum, one being a medical college and a number of smaller
specialist clinics. We have chosen these hospitals because it gives
you the opportunity to spend time in a variety of different departments
and gain experience in a number of medical fields. The placement
at the medical college is ideal for pre-university medical or nursing
students as it also gives them an opportunity to attend lectures
and practical sessions with Indian medical students during term times, which are broadly similar to those at home (although this is not compulsory).
Areas of medicine that you can get involved with are varied and
Cardiovascular, Orthopaedics, ENT, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology,
Anaesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neonatal, Paediatrics,
Nephrology, Urology and others.
Your supervisor on the programme will organise for you to spend
time shadowing doctors, nurses and medical professionals in various
departments at the hospital. They will organise a programme that
will give you a broad range of experience, but if you have specified
a particular area of interest your placement supervisor will do
their best to organise your practical programme in those areas.
However, please be aware that it is not always possible to guarantee
a placement in a specific department.
Like most countries in the world, you have to pay for medical care
in India. This means that many people don't take themselves to the
doctor until their condition becomes so bad that something must
be done, sadly it's often too late. Additionally, the unique social
hierarchy in India means that many people who are lower down on
the social ladder (the caste system) feel uncomfortable visiting
the doctors. This means that during your time with us in India you
will see highly advanced medical conditions that you are unlikely
to ever see at home.
Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to ask questions
and produce a report. You will be expected to make a note of the
conditions and treatments that you see though the day and research
these further during your free time in the afternoons. Therefore,
a medical dictionary would be a useful thing to take with you. This
report will come in incredibly useful when applying for medical
school and is a good record of what you achieved on the medical
programme with us.
This project is not just for budding medical students, this programme
may also be suitable for those about to study:
Contact us to chat about which
programme would be best for you
All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can
be added for £595.
You choose your start date but spaces throughout the year are limited
so reserve your space now.
Why are some dates cheaper than others? Our
pricing policy explained.