Healthcare Internships Abroad

Tailor - Made Hospital Internships in Africa

Medical Internships Abroad

When it comes to getting a rewarding, enriching, adventurous, meaningful, and memorable medical work experience abroad, the mentorship and structure of the program really matter. Our medical internships abroad are customized to suit your clinical rotation objectives and interest areas as well as your university requirements; providing you with a beneficial clinical experience overseas.

Elective Africa follows AAMC’s Guidelines for premedical and medical students providing patient care during clinical experiences abroad. The healthcare internships are suited for premed students, undergraduate students, medical students, medical residents, and healthcare practitioners. 

Our hospital internships in Kenya and Tanzania expose you to a health system that is different from that of your home country; with different diseases, limitations of technology, diagnostic services, and treatment options. A chance to make an impact through volunteering in our community outreach programs.

The specialties and departments available in our medical internships include general medicine, OBGYN, emergency medicine, pediatrics, surgery, women's health, maternal care, trauma, tropical medicine, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDs, dermatology, internal medicine, dentistry, et cetera. 

We aim to provide you with a memorable, adventurous, and hassle-free program. 


 A medical placement in Africa will: 

1. Improve your clinical skills and clinical knowledge by shadowing health professionals.
2. Exposure to various healthcare specialties (depending on your interest).
3. Opportunity to witness unique conditions that you have only read about in books e.g. tropical diseases.
4. Challenge your critical thinking ability and inventiveness due to limited resources in the clinics.
5. Enhance your soft skills like communication, confidence, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and teamwork through working with fellow students and other healthcare staff in the hospitals.
6. Give you a chance to travel, unwind, grow your professional as well as social networks, volunteer, and interact with a new culture.


Choose your medical internship and medical volunteer program abroad BELOW for a worthwhile clinical rotation overseas.

Hospital Electives and Shadowing Internship Prices

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.

Mombasa, Kenya

Malindi, Kenya

Migori, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Kisumu, Kenya

Arusha, Tanzania

Moshi, Tanzania

In the words of our participants
An Incredible Learning Experience

My four weeks at Mt.Meru Regional Hospital OBS&GYN Department have been an incredible learning experience.The doctors and staff have been welcoming and willing to teach.The department is extremely busy and there lots of opportunities for hands on including deliveries. Where Elective Africa really shines is with their program Coordinators. Our Coordinator in Arusha has been outstanding. He has gone above and beyond to make our experience here unforgettable. I would recommend EA to any Senior Medical Student looking to do an elective abroad.

Elyssa Metas
University of Arizona
A Once in a Lifetime Journey

After spending 3.5 weeks with Elective Africa’s program, I am certain that medicine is the path for my future. Volunteering in the Health Centre as a pre-medical student allowed me many clinical opportunities that I would not be able to have in the States. The comparisons that I was able to make between medicine and healthcare versus the United States will serve me well in my future studies, practice, and medical experiences. Thank you so much, Elective Africa, for this once-in-a-lifetime journey! Asante sana!

Morgan Amigo
Miami University (Ohio)
A Life-changing and Enriching Experience

My experience in Mombasa, Kenya has been life changing and enriching. The people are the friendliest and I've made life long friends. Elective Africa is a true professional organisation with well established and respected contacts at Coast Provincial General Hospital. They take care of us so we can focus on the medical,cultural and social experience while living, playing and working in Kenya. I wish I could have stayed longer but I will bring back with me invaluable life lessons, skills and memories !

Kelly Patel
SUNY Upstate Medical University
I Found Myself Not Wanting to Leave

My experience here in Mombasa at Coast Provincial General Hospital is something that I will always cherish. I got to experience medicine in a different light which has allowed me to grow in the right direction over these last few weeks. 

Throughout my time at the hospital, I got to observe different procedures in different departments in addition to simple observation, I also got the chance to gain some hands-on experience under supervision from different doctors and nurses who were all very friendly and eager to teach. I never felt y time at the hospital was wasted but instead found myself not wanting to leave because of the many interesting cases and warm learning environment. 

Apart from the time spent at the hospital, I also got the opportunity to explore the city of Mombasa, various beaches, and parks including a safari trip to the Tsavo National Park. Overall, the program was well organized and this was certainly a life-changing experience. Thank you to everyone from Elective Africa that made this experience enjoyable. Asante Sana!

Tanaka Mavhunga
University of Nicosia Medical School
Exceptional Learning Experience!

The elective at Coast General Hospital has taught me far much than I expected. As long as I request the doctor here are willing to let me practice on almost everything, from examining patients to practical skills. It is a wonderful place that will transform you into a better person. The snorkeling experience was also wonderful and very exciting.

I hope to learn from the doctors here in the future too.

Wang Ngai PUN
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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