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Elective Program for Junior Medical Students

Elective Abroad has designed its junior medical elective program to suit students in their pre-clinical years. In countries like the United States and Canada, where the program...

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Elective Abroad: The Surgery Elective Program

The Elective Abroad surgery elective program is designed for students interested in surgery. It is an opportunity to get significant hands-on experience in both minor and...

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Healthcare Electives: Pre-Medical / Pre-Health

The core of this Elective Abroad project is the immense hands-on clinical experience that gives medical students and volunteers a rare opportunity to practice their various...

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HIV/ AIDS Teaching & Outreach

Support the cause and become a volunteer for Elective Abroad. Help the HIV/AIDS victims of Kenya and bring positivity to the local community hospitals. Volunteers will have...

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Elective Program for Physician Assistant (PA)

Acquire a hands on experience and training with Elective Abroad's internship program for Physician Assistants (PA). PA students will be exposed in clinical training opportunities...

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Elective Program for Senior Medical Students

Improve your medical education as you embrace new culture and help a community in need. Elective Abroad offers internship program designed for medical students all over the...

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Elective Program for New Doctor & Resident

Elective Abroad's new doctor and resident doctor program is designed to provide participants with the opportunity for immense hands-on experience. The program objectives

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Elective Abroad's Pre-dentistry Program

The Elective Abroad Pre-Dentistry Program exposes student volunteers or interns to management of dental carries and periodontal diseases. Participants will have the opportunity...

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Healthcare Electives on Radiography

Take part in a radiography internship program designed to match individual interests, and desired abilities and experience. the program also meets course requirements. Interns...

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Law Elective Program

Witness judiciary in a different setting. Elective Abroad's Law Internship program in Kenya and Tanzania encourages students in the legal field to widen their scope through...

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Dentistry & Dental Outreach Program

To many, especially in the developing world, Dental healthcare seem secondary until that point when they are in critical conditions. Primary Healthcare access, such as visiting...

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Elective Abroad: The Midwifery Elective Program

The Elective Abroad Midwifery program has been designed to suit midwifery students looking for exposure and experience in Midwifery through working closely with Midwives

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The Elective Abroad Nursing Program

The Elective Abroad Nursing Program is designed to suit nursing students who, under supervision, wishes to apply theory to practice. The program is diligently designed to...

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Elective Abroad Inc. Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Internship Placement

    9

Cultural Immersion

Cultural immersion within any community requires meticulous planning. Elective Abroad arranges for students wishing to engage in new cultural experiences while learning how other people cope with societal challenges. The student's education in these environments is paramount to development and learning. Once the students have a clearly stated goals, Elective Abroad undertakes the task of facilitating a rich learning experience which will change attitudes, immerse and immerse the students.

Program: Healthcare Electives: Pre-Medical / Pre-Health

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    6

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Tanzania

I LOVED my experience in Tanzania - I worked in the hospital during the week and gained lots of hands-on experience. This facilitated my learning and also built my confidence as a doctor. The accommodation was very clean and safe, and the staff were very friendly. I lived with about 20 other people who were also doing electives in different hospitals, so the evenings were always lots of fun. At the weekends we were free to travel and I managed to go to Mount Kilimanjaro, I visited the native Masai tribe, I went on safari, and I also took a trip to Zanzibar. Very enjoyable summer!!

Living Situation:
Great accommodation with friendly staff and I got to meet lots of other fun people

Program: Elective Program for Junior Medical Students

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

How I found the surgical program in Tanzania and Kenya.

I had the time of my live with this program! I went back a second time and had an even better experience. Jevis and the guys running elective abroad really know how to make an experience enjoyable and productive!

Internship Placement:
I was given an anatomy lesson in the OR by the head surgeon of Malindi district hospital, Kenya. This program provided a stellar introduction to surgery, both assisting and scrubbing into various minor surgeries.

Living Situation:
I participated in this program twice, and both times lucked out with very comfortable, safe accommodations

Cultural Immersion:
I participated in this program in Arusha, Tanzania, and lived in a house in the outskirts of the city, adjacent from mt. Meru. The experience was incredible. I felt so comfortable with the people. For example, I would play soccer with thirty or so kids from our village almost every day after coming home from the hospital.

Program Administration:
I am personally very good friends with the coordinator of the program. He was my mentor in another program, and we have remained close friends. I trust the program to lead a smooth and efficient operation.

Program: Elective Abroad: The Surgery Elective Program

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

How I found the surgical program in Tanzania and Kenya.

I had the time of my live with this program! I went back a second time and had an even better experience. Jevis and the guys running elective abroad really know how to make an experience enjoyable and productive!

Internship Placement:
I was given an anatomy lesson in the OR by the head surgeon of Malindi district hospital, Kenya. This program provided a stellar introduction to surgery, both assisting and scrubbing into various minor surgeries.

Living Situation:
I participated in this program twice, and both times lucked out with very comfortable, safe accommodations

Cultural Immersion:
I participated in this program in Arusha, Tanzania, and lived in a house in the outskirts of the city, adjacent from mt. Meru. The experience was incredible. I felt so comfortable with the people. For example, I would play soccer with thirty or so kids from our village almost every day after coming home from the hospital.

Program Administration:
I am personally very good friends with the coordinator of the program. He was my mentor in another program, and we have remained close friends. I trust the program to lead a smooth and efficient operation.

Program: Elective Abroad: The Surgery Elective Program

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    1

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

The most amazing experience of my career so far, however some flaws in administration and security.

This was an unbelievable experience that will be near impossible to match. It gave me remarkable and unparalleled practical experience in the medical field, which I feel I could not have gotten anywhere else in the world. I left the hospital there feeling like a real doctor and having confidence in what I was doing. I believe all medical students should at some point receive an experience such as this one.

Living Situation:
The individual administrator assigned to my group, who stayed with us for the duration of the trip, was unprofessional in many many ways including lack of communication with the head of the company, moving his girlfriend into the apartment and failing to oraganise my transport to the airport when I was leaving. I also had a total of 210 euros stolen from the apartment from someone with access to the apartment (maid/cook/administartor himself) in my weeks there. Overall I was completely unsatisfied with my living conditions there and found it very uncomfortable to live somewhere for weeks with people I felt I could not trust.

Program Administration:
I was quite happy with all administration as a whole, however as per my previous comment the one administrator posted to my group was extremely unsatisfactory.

Program: Elective Program for Junior Medical Students

  • Elective Abroad Inc. responded to this review August 13, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    Lydia, this was one of those unfortunate experiences. We acknowledged your complaint, discontinued the administrator in question and put measures to avert any future occurrence of the same. We are willing to finance your trip back to the same destination as this is the least the program can offer you. We know you are a graduate medical student now, but hey..Our new doctor program awaits you. Get in touch with the placement office citing this posting

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