Medical Student Electives

Trainee interns (6th year students) have the opportunity to explore a part of medicine and the world that they choose. Below are some opportunities of short-term elective placements with our partner mission organisations.

INF (International Nepal Fellowship)

Posted July 2017

Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara.

The hospital has a focus on helping people with all kinds of disability. It provides in- and out-patient leprosy services, reconstructive surgery, nursing care, laboratory services, counselling and health education, in- and out-patient rehabilitation including orthopedic appliances, physiotherapy and occupation therapy. Their website is:

Tansen Hospital

Their elective programme offers a 6-week minimum placement, allowing students to be involved first-hand in a setting very different than what they are used to. Their website is:


SIM (Serving In Mission)


Rio da Huila Hospital


EHA Hospitals


Galmi Hospital


Evangel Hospital


Mukinge Hospital

Interserve NZ


Job ID: 261

There are opportunities for medical students at the hospital, observing and participating in all functions of a physician, commensurate with abilities. Only senior medical students are accepted.

Organisation Description

This is a 60-bed mission hospital whose purpose is to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the local population.

Person Description

The qualified student would be under staff physician supervision, participating in all daily activities of ward rounds, outpatient clinics, surgery, and emergency calls. In this challenging environment, it is helpful to have a hardy personality and good sense of humor. An on-field commitment of at least one month is necessary.

Job ID: 892

There are opportunities for medical, midwifery and nursing students at the hospital to observe and participate in all functions of a physician commensurate with abilities. Observership available in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal paediatrics, midwifery and paediatric nursing. Also opportunity for hands-on involvement.

Organisation Description

A busy obstetric and gynaecological centre with paediatric inpatient care for neonates and infants, and outpatient care for under 5’s, this 100-bed hospital gives government-recognised midwifery training to young women from the Christian community.

Person Description

Only female medical students are accepted due to the nature of the hospital. Junior Doctors with a few years' experience, particularly in paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology, would be particularly useful. Students should be sensitive to cultural constraints and willing to fit in with expat and national staff.

South East Asia

Job ID: 724

This is a great opportunity for medical students who want a cross cultural experience.

Organisation Description

This university has experience taking receiveing international students both in clinical and community settings. It has a multicultural environment. Electives can be done in obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery, pediatrics, emergency or tropical medicine.

Person Description

The applicant needs to apply at least 2 months in advance with a CV and a letter of recommendation from the applicant's school or teacher. The elective can be as short as 4 weeks.


We would love to display some elective reports, to build relationships between NZ students/doctors and overseas hospitals. If you have recently been on your elective and would like to share your experience, please contact us.

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