Pre-Physician Assistant Internships

Pre-Physician Assistant Internships

Are you a high school student aspiring to join the medical field or undergrad aspiring to be a Physician Assistant? Did you know that majority of top PA Programs require 1,000-4,000 hours of “direct patient healthcare experience? Undertaking a Physician Assistant Internship Abroad helps you put some of these hours shadowing Physician Assistants in Africa.

Elective Africa Pre-Physician Assistant Internship Program is tailor-made just for you to ensure that you gain first hand experience shadowing Physician Assistants. While on this medical placement abroad, you will have the chance to build your skills and knowledge under supervision and mentorship as well as get hospital work experience rotating with clinical officers through their daily routines. The physician assistant shadowing has various specialities available for rotation which include OBS/GYN, Pediatrics and Child Health, General Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry and Accidents & Emergency. Unique to our international physician assistant internships are global health tutorials held once a week in student residence. Within this sessions, you will learn from PA’s on how they manage to deliver healthcare services despite inadequate resources and how the health systems differ with your home health system. 

Join us for a valuable shadowing experience abroad!

Enchanted with Mombasa

The whole experience here was so fun exciting, new and completely captured my heart. Mombasa is an amazing City with wonderful people. If I could I would have extended my program longer. I thought 4weeks would be long but it went by too fast. This program is amazing and this experience has taught me so much from the Medical field but in life and culture. A piece of my heart will be left here in Kenya and I have to come back again.

Katie Lobban , Colorado State University

The Experience
The Experience
Key Aspects

Key aspects of Pre-Physician Assistant Internships

Your placement customized

Your placement is customized to suit both your specific individual interests and school requirements. This may include your desire to shadow in preferred hospital departments, choice of shadowing supervision or more shadowing hours.

Proficient supervision and Mentoring

You will shadow physicians’ personnel who will mentor you the health facilities of placement to ensure that your shadowing experience is rewarding and ultimately jumpstarts your career.

Differentiated Healthcare System

Shadowing in a system with tropical diseases and phased out infections where the resources; both human capital and infrastructure are limited, is a clear revelation to you on the awaiting experience within the physician field.

Split Placement

We pride ourselves in being one of the few organizations that offer split shadowing placements. You can be placed in two different hospitals for shadowing in the same location, within two different cities or countries to enhance your pre physician shadowing experience!

Interactive Global Health Tutorials

Healthcare is more than just treatment of conditions. It stretches to cover the economic, political and social factors. Our tutorials are offered by experts in global health among them public health experts and epidemiology specialists who address various topics of interest to health globally. The tutorials ensure that you have a broad understanding of healthcare from the global view.


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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