Atlantis' programs are designed to provide both a meaningful educational hospital experience and a great cultural experience. With beautiful locations across Europe and Latin America, the Atlantis Fellowship offers a comprehensive and impactful international hospital experience.
Pursuing a career in healthcare requires investing significant effort, time, and finances, beginning at the undergraduate level. Witnessing the practice of medicine first-hand can help cement the decision to pursue a career in healthcare and give the enthusiasm needed to complete the long road ahead, or it can save you valuable time, stress, and money if you realize early on that healthcare is not right for you. Even students who are positive about working in healthcare benefit from gaining more insight into the life of healthcare professionals and operations of a hospital, helping you to narrow your interests, making you a stronger candidate to medical and health professional schools, and preparing you for the trials (and joys) ahead. In today's competitive application environment, extra experience shadowing, more clearly defined goals, and more awareness about the healthcare field can make a significant difference in admissions.
Atlantis offers an intensive shadowing program of approximately 20hrs/week in international hospitals where students see different areas of medicine while also observing a healthcare system that is different than the US system. Outside of the hospital, students broaden horizons by exploring their host country and partaking in group activities. The hospital experience is observation-only, and Atlantis is committed to ensuring that all participants are held to high ethical standards while shadowing (read more about ethics here).
Cachamsi is a non profit immersion clinical medical Spanish program in Riobamba, Ecuador. It caters to all health professionals and students who would like to improve their skills in communicating with Spanish speaking patients. This experience takes place in an immersion setting using a supportive staff, nurturing and safe environment, and a tried and effective interactive clinical language acquisition methodology.
Cachamsi was started in 2004. It has taught successfully more than six hundred participants. These students, residents, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical, occupational therapists, social health workers, premeds, nurse practitioners, and optometrists have come from more than fifty academic institutions and four continents.
One of its missions is to improve the health of the Latino patient in the United States by helping health professionals communicate in Spanish well.
Its other mission is to enhance the education and health of the native people of Chimborazo province in Ecuador. This is done by summer camps, infrastructure building, medicine and medical equipment donations, collaborating with local health care entities, establishing and strengthening enrichment programs with local physicians, clinics and hospitals.
The Cachamsi participant has the opportunity to register and attend the program throughout the year with a flexible schedule.
The all inclusive fee (except airfare) is very reasonable and covers items that have been kept for their safety and convenience, such as private local transportation and the use of your own domestic cell phone given upon arrival.
The clinical opportunities in Riobamba and Cacha are diverse and robust. The cadre of volunteer, local physician preceptors is ample and experienced in preceptoring and teaching. For the non physician participant we also have like minded preceptors.
A strong highlight of the program is its unique, interactive medical Spanish course. The pedagogic methodology is modern, effective, and pragmatic. You will feel more confident after Pablo, our head professor, and his colleagues get to work with you in small groups.
Our curriculum is based on medical Spanish texts used in United States medical schools.
Ecuador is a small country the size of Colorado. The U.S. dollar has been used for the last fifteen years. Its excellent road system allows weekend excursions to the nearby volcanoes, Amazon, and Pacific coast. Chimborazo is a province well known for its Andean beauty. Its people are gentle, peaceful, and very friendly. In 2014 Forbes listed Ecuador as the number one country in the world for U.S. citizens to retire.
Online registration is simple. Go to the CACHAMSI website.
After you register online ask for a five minute Skype consultation with the founder and director of Cachamsi.
A rural family physician in Weimar, Texas, Dr. Jorge Duchicela, with more than twenty-five years in private practice, as health professional student preceptor, and clinical associate professor decided to start Cachamsi with the thought of "HEALING ABROAD; A LESSON FROM THE ANDES."
Plan for Cachamsi now. Between your first and second year, or an elective in your third or fourth year.
Pronto nos veremos en Ecuador! Hasta Pronto!
Who is CFHI?
Child Family Health International (CFHI) provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for health science students and institutions. Our unique model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship.
CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.
What are CFHI Programs?
Through CFHI participants go on 4 to 16 week placements with physicians in developing countries working in underserved communities. Participants rotate through local clinics and hospitals, attend medical lectures, and become immersed in the healthcare system of the community. CFHI has 20+ sites throughout Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda which offer clinical and public health opportunities to students of all levels interested in health and medicine.
CFHI's approach is unique. CFHI provides individual trainees and university partners with opportunities to learn about global health while imbedded in existing health systems and social services sectors alongside local community members and champions. The context is so important in order to impart a broad-based understanding of the interplays between disease processes, social circumstances, poverty, resiliency, geopolitical realities, historical contexts, culture, and the complexities of health and wellness. CFHI utilizes an asset-based engagement model, empowering local communities to own the educational narrative in order to transform the minds and hearts of young people so they are positioned to be the partners (both internationally and locally) that are necessary to achieve health equity and social justice. CFHI's expertise is in preserving the authenticity of the community's expertise and presenting 'real-life' global health, while nesting programs in gold-standard educational pedagogies and safety standards. We hope you will learn more about CFHI through our website, as well as sign up to recieve our newsletters, educational programming, and become part of our thought community.
Colline Foundation's Haiti International Clinical Apprenticeship Program (HICAP) is a clinical observership. This shadowing experience enables pre-medical students to observe procedures and surgeries in one of the most challenging healthcare systems in the world. Program participants will learn directly from physicians as they care for some of the western hemisphere's neediest patients.
Shadowing can be a deciding factor in getting into medical school and Colline Foundation's HICAP Program provides pre-med students with the most immersive shadowing opportunity available. Shadowing is the act of following a physician as he/she does his/her typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience can be so important. First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician.
Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a practicing physician. Through working alongside a physician, you can get a unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of a physician. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care practitioners (nurses, PAs, and others), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the medical profession.
Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience like this lets admissions committees know that you understand that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a medical career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a physician prior to applying to medical school.
Are you a medical student or a medical professional seeking to undertake your medical elective overseas to a developing country? Or a pre –health student with interest to undertake a clinical shadowing rotation to a developing country as a way to boost your resume and determine whether healthcare is your field?
Elective Africa’s well-structured electives and pre-health clinical shadowing rotations are tailor-made to speak to your desire to undertake your overseas internships, medical volunteer or medical elective abroad.
The healthcare electives are open to students and professionals in medicine, nursing, midwifery, dental, physician assistant and those in public health training. The overseas elective to Africa allows one to experience a health system different from what they are accustomed to. You will be placed in a hospital of choice in a rural, urban/coastal setting across various destinations. You will interact with phased out infections such as Malaria and learns on how they are diagnosed and treated. You will also understand how the medical professionals deliver the much needed health services with limited resources. Unique to these placements is the mentorship and supervision at the hospital. You will have a doctor who acts as a go to person while at the hospital.
The clinical shadowing internships for the pre-health students allow for hands off medical experience in hospital set up in our partner hospitals. You can choose on a variety of departments to shadow in which include obstetrics & gynaecology, Accidents & emergency, paediatrics & child health, internal medicine among other. You will be attached to a healthcare professional with vast knowledge on the healthcare system to shadow in their daily routine and learn through observation for a minimum of 25 hours a week.
Wondering how your placement abroad will be like? Get inspiration from stories from past program participants.
Our medical internship programs offer you the chance to gain invaluable experience shadowing physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health professionals. Available to anyone 16 years and over, our pre-health internship programs run all over the world and are structured to give you a rich understanding of your future career.
If you are interested in experiencing more than one profession, you can also undertake a split placement. Whether you're in high school or on a pre-professional track at college, we will bring you together with other passionate and like-minded students for the experience of a lifetime!
There's no doubt about it: becoming a doctor is hard work. But if you're ready for it, so are we! Our internships abroad let you shadow real-life doctors and gain first-hand clinical work experience. Along with global health tutorials, you'll gain insight that will set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply to and interview for medical school.
A Gap Medics program is all about shadowing being alongside carefully selected physicians and other health professionals as they go about their day-to-day work in hospitals. It's the ultimate way to discover first hand what being a doctor is really like.
Your program is likely to include a variety of different shadowing settings, from watching surgical operations in theatre to ward rounds and outpatient clinics. If you're looking for a general overview of life as a hospital doctor, we'll place you in the departments we know will give you the best and most varied experience. We are also happy to take into consideration your specific interests, and we have opportunities in a huge range of departments including pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, oncology, neurology, physiotherapy and radiography.
GEP Limited is a company that does its best to provide the finest healthcare internships abroad to medical students and professionals in the Philippines and Kenya. Our placement fees are student-friendly that won’t break your bank.
A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Medical or Nursing Students: SPONSORED OVERSEAS MEDICAL PLACEMENT FOR TWO (2) TO THE PHILIPPINES OR KENYA
Himalayan Health Exchange
2018 -2019 International Health Expeditions Schedule:
Himalayan Health Exchange will organize the following medical/dental camps in the remote Trans- Himalayan regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands in 2018. Participation is open to physicians/ residents, dentists, pharmacists, nurses & medical, dental, public health, and nursing students. Faculty members are welcome to join any expedition. Each camp is designed to provide care to approximately 1,500 underserved patients and an opportunity for international health exposure to participants. Student and resident participation is limited to 30 on each trip.
Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own funding to meet expedition costs and must be willing to put in a minimum of 6-8 hours of clinical work, each day, for the duration of each clinical period.
Dharamsala: A 4-week medical expedition to Dharamsala (north India), home to The 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile. April 1-April 28, 2018
Pangi Valley: Medical and Dental trek through the remote Pangi Valley. June 7–June 27, 2018
Medical & Anthropology: A 3-week clinical and cultural anthropology field expedition to the Trans Himalayan region of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands . June 25- July 15, 2018
Spiti, Indo -Tibetan Borderland: Ancient Tibetan kingdom of ‘Guge’ along Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. July 10 – July 31, 2018
Kargiakh: High-altitude medical/dental trek to a remote Trans-Himalayan tribal village located in southern Zanskar. August 1-August 27, 2018
Tibetan Settlements : Medical/dental trek to the Tibetan refugee settlements and villages of North Indian Himalayas. October 1–October 26, 2018
Come join us for the opportunity of a lifetime in rural Haiti. Our low-cost, one-week medical mission trips allow volunteers to assist and learn from experts in international wilderness medicine while delivering critical, culturally competent care.
Founded in 2010 as a nonprofit, Medical Student Missions (MSM) is dedicated to providing much-needed medical aid to the people of Haiti and 'Learning through Service' opportunities for our volunteers.
Founded by medical students but open to everyone, Medical Student Missions has completed more than 30 amazing trips with over 250 volunteers safely participating in medical missions to Haiti. Whether you're a student, medical professional, or layperson, volunteering with MSM is an unforgettable adventure.
We are unique among service groups because we work under the auspices of the Haitian health department under the direction of the local hospital medical director in the places we serve, and our close relationships with our Haitian hosts give us the opportunity to provide our mission participants with the experience of a lifetime.