Medical Elective in Hyderabad, India

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Program Description

This elective exposes you to the two realities of rural and urban modern-day India. You will have the opportunity to spend your weekdays practicing medicine in the rural health clinics, and enjoy the buzzing city of Hyderabad on weekends. As a part of a local initiative bringing accessible healthcare to rural communities in South India, you have the chance to gain real understanding of practical medicine in a low income setting and expand your knowledge of basic clinical medicine. Rather than reading about it in books, you will be observe and practice in the field.
Due to lack of information, absence of infrastructure and inability to pay many of the most vulnerable communities in rural India cannot access healthcare. Our partner organisation has set up two local clinics to provide preventive and curative healthcare.
As a medical elective volunteer, you will be working with the local team, shadowing key medical staff and assisting in the diagnosis and care of patients. You will also be working with the health educator, to develop health education materials for school children.
This is a fantastic opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to use, and get real experience under you belt. You will not only expand on your medical knowledge and skills, but also develop cross-cultural working and problem-solving skills. Total cultural immersion also provides a facilitative setting for personal and professional development, setting you on the right path for your future career.


Spending your medical elective abroad in India gives you the chance to not only learn new skills, but to volunteer your time and effort to make a difference. This unique experience develops and expands a variety of medical skills, including basic clinical medicine, the diagnose and care of patients, health education. On top of that, volunteers gain a great set of professional skills, such as problem-solving skills, innovative and creative thinking, and cross-cultural working. Full cultural immersion and life as a local also provides new perspectives leading to personal and professional development and growth. Finally, India is a magic place full of new tastes, smells and experiences.


The ideal volunteer needs to be registered as a medical student, and show a keen interest in global health problems affecting rural populations.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

- Pre-placement support
- Volunteer Guide which includes information on your placement, health and safety and applying for your visa

On your Placement
- Airport transfers
- In-country induction and orientation
- Accommodation in home stay/volunteer house
- Breakfast and lunch during your placement volunteer days
- 24/7 in-country emergency number
- In-country staff support
- Placement Supervisor
- Incident Management and Emergency Response Plans

Post Placement
- Certificate on completion (on request)
- Reference (on request)

Not included:
- Flight
- Visa
- Travel insurance

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  • India: HYDERABAD
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Program Duration:
Starting from $1080 for 6 weeks, each additional week $180
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