Medical electives abroad are growing in popularity – many more students from the healthcare field are considering this option and with good reason! Students have had placements cancelled due to COVID-19. many are having difficulty to secure placements in the UK as a result.
Whether you’ve already decided to pursue your Elective abroad or are contemplating the idea, here are 6 reasons why it’s an excellent option in 2023.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn from skilled and knowledgeable local experts, who will mentor and guide you throughout your stay in another country. They are warm and well-educated, and are eager to help you understand the healthcare system in their country. In a midwifery course in Tanzania for instance, you can expect to be:
Check live births as well as cesarean sections
Rotate between different departments
Participate in hands-on activities in community outreach
If you are in a developing nation is likely to experience different ailments and treatment methods than back home. It’s an excellent opportunity to find out how patients are treated in a different country from your own and also to observe how medical professionals adjust and overcome obstacles such as scarce resources. For instance, our students have learnt about dengue fever during medical workshops.
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From observing medical staff and assisting with practical duties and taking care of patients under supervision, you’ll be left with a wealth of new information , and you’ll be able to improve your abilities. The department that you work in will determine certain Medical Elective students have been involved with:
Monitoring vital signs
Measuring blood pressure
The process of taking blood samples
While an elective is sometimes an integral component of your degree however, having a placement abroad is a really valuable addition to your resume. It shows you’re willing to leave your comfort zone, hold an avid interest in global issues, and are eager to broaden your perspectives.
There are times when you discover a lot about yourself, and what you want to be able to do with your career. A trip abroad abroad can provide you with valuable lessons that which you can use back to your home country, show those areas where you excel and are weak and reveal how you work under a variety of conditions. It may even spark an interest in a certain medical field, and help to shape the professional you’ll become!
One of the most appealing aspects of studying abroad is being able to be immersed in new ways of life! From staying with a host family to tasting local food, visiting local attractions and engaging with the local people in the community, it’s an enjoyable and stimulating experience.
If these six reasons convince you then the next step is to decide where you want to go! There are a variety of elective placements that cover various fields of healthcare, such as:
Therapy for Physiotherapy
Each destination offers uniqueness in the kind of healthcare facility that you get to experience and the places you’ll be placed from clinics to hospitals, and medical centres. We have identified the most important placements for elective students that satisfy university requirements and give more flexibility on clinical hours and department.