Medical Electives Abroad

Medical Electives Abroad

A medical Elective Abroad with us is a unique opportunity for medical students and medical professionals to experience delivery of health services in Kenya and Tanzania. As a medical student on medical elective abroad, you will be connected to an exciting opportunity with the healthcare team that delivers healthcare services with limited resources in medical supplies and technology thus satisfying your medical elective interest areas and also meet your medical school elective abroad requirements.


Medical Elective Overseas has been lauded by schools as the best medical school elective. Undertaking a medical elective in a developing country allows you to see the medical field in a different perspective. Through supervision and mentorship, you will be able to garner supervised hands on experience in various clinical elective specialties as well as shadow the doctors delivering various medical services. This way you emerge from the Clinical clerkship well vast with diverse treatment procedures in tropical diseases such as Malaria and Typhoid as well as with improved medical skills, knowledge and aptitude.


As a medical student in a medical elective rotation abroad, you will also have a unique volunteering opportunity that allows you to take part in medical camps and other medical missions trips for the benefit of the host community. 


Our Medical Elective Placement is available for durations of 2 weeks and above. While you can choose your desired duration, we recommend staying for around 4 weeks to know more about the medical system see more variety of conditions and interact with more patients. Our medical elective clinical sites range from rural to coastal and urban settings and you are at liberty to choose depending on your elective interest and the available sites



My Astunding Experience with Elective Africa

Elective Africa has been a great opportunity to learn about another health system, advance my clinical skills and immerse myself in local culture. The program is well-organised,safe and established. I would highly recommend participation to anyone, especially those with some medical knowledge!

Alisa Anderson , SUNY Upstate Medical University

The Experience
The Experience
Key Aspects

Key aspects of Medical Electives Abroad

Your Elective Customized

Your medical elective placement is customized to suit specific individual interests and school requirements such as the required clinical hours of rotation. There is freedom to rotate in preferred specialties of interest.

Proficient Supervision and Mentoring

Medical elective rotations under guidance of qualified medical personnel at the health facilities of placement, an opportunity to experience a unique healthcare system with meaningful supervision and mentorship.

Differentiated Healthcare System

Interacting with tropical diseases and phased out infections while utilizing limited resources; both human capital and infrastructure is a life-changing opportunity for your professional growth.

Split Placement

Ehance your elective placement and understand differences in healthcare systems between urban and rural; two different hospitals (private and public)in the same location or two different countries!

Interactive Global Health Tutorials

An opportunity to learn and share on different health care perspectives with other medical students and local doctors is always rewarding. We organize interactive sessions that provide you with the opportunity to discuss and ask pertinent questions regarding the healthcare system in your placement location as well as share on the distinguishing healthcare characteristics unique to your home country and other places across the globe.


Book your Placement

Book your spot today by paying a reservation deposit of $350. This is a one-off fee that allows us to plan for your mentorship, prepare for accommodation, and create your MyElective account and facilitating pre-departure support.


Or call us at +1 (609) 375 8912 to learn more.

Destination Focus

Unique healthcare systems, beautiful sceneries, enriched culture and towns that are in developmental stage are what describes our destinations! Choose our exciting locations in Kenya; coastal locations of Mombasa or Malindi, the urban setting in Nairobi; the capital city of Kenya or a rural setting in Migori. In Tanzania we have placements in Moshi and Arusha.

Mombasa, Kenya

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Malindi, Kenya

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Migori, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Kisumu, Kenya

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Arusha, Tanzania

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Moshi, Tanzania

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