• Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fee includes airport pickup, in-depth orientation, city tour, accommodations, and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Included (Extra)

*Pre-Departure Packet
*Airport Pick-Up in Chiang Mai
*2 Day Orientation & City Tour
*Access to a Travel Nurse and Activities Coordinator
*24/7 In-Country Support

What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

*Round-Trip Flights to Thailand
*Return Taxi to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Visa Fees
*Lunch and Dinner

Jan 16, 2020
Sep 23, 2013
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About Program

Thailand, as a whole, has a vibrant and advanced healthcare system. Universal healthcare ensures that 99% of the population gets adequate treatment, and while there are still strides to be made, especially in public health and education, in many ways Thailand is further ahead of many more developed countries. An internship at one of the many high-quality hospitals in the country allows interns to shadow doctors in any number of different healthcare fields. Interns rotate departments on a weekly basis throughout the hospital, and often have the chance to observe surgeries, and visit multiple healthcare facilities. This is a great opportunity for premedical, medical, physical therapy and dental students to get the chance to spend some time in their field while simultaneously visiting one of the most incredible countries in the world.

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Program Highlights

  • Advanced hospitals allow interns the chance to shadow doctors in a wide number of different healthcare fields.
  • With delicious and unique foods, some of the kindest people anywhere, and spectacular site-seeing, Thailand has a wonderful culture to surround yourself with on your time off from the internship.
  • Our volunteer house provides you the comforts of home in a safe, secure location, with the opportunity to live and work with other volunteers and interns from around the world.
  • Opportunities in multiple areas of the country allow you the chance to split your internship into separate legs and regions.
  • Independent programs allow you explore the city and country as you see fit, either with other volunteers and interns or on your own.

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Summer medical internship-- Chiang Mai Thailand

This summer I participated in a 4 week medical internship in Chiang Mai Thailand. I want to go to medical school after I graduate college and this program was exactly what I was looking for!! Every week we visited a different department. I went to the operating room, the emergency room, orthopedics, and neonatal (half a week) and ICU (half a week). This internship made me very excited about a career in medicine and helped me figure out what aspects of medicine interest me the most. The doctors and residents were really nice and always eager to explain what we were seeing. It was really interesting being in Thailand because we were able to learn about some diseases that they do not have in the USA such as dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and tuberculosis (we didn't actually see the tb patients because we had to keep our distance but the doctors taught us a lot about it). Some of the most interesting cases I saw in the OR were c sections, a total knee replacement, emergency brain surgery (from a motorbike accident), open heart surgery, a skin graft, a bone graft (on the spine), eye surgery, and so many others! I highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about pursuing a career in medicine. I learned so much!!!

But besides the actual internship, Thai people are so wonderful and kind and Chiang Mai is the best city to live in! You can walk most places but you can also get a cab for 60 cents or so to anywhere in the city!! It's such a great place to live and if youre interested in the night life there are some cool bars and night clubs that people go to frequently. Also, thai food is the best!!! (Meals are like 1-5$ usually so its super cheap and actually some of the best food I've ever eaten). At least once a week we would go to the pad Thai restaurant by our house and get a plate of delicious pad Thai for less than a dollar. Also they have really cool markets all over the city where you can find really neat things and great souvenirs.

the guest house we live in is really good quality (wifi, tv in the rooms,nice kitchen and living room). And it's in the perfect location. Also, The people I met during my program were awesome and we had so much fun together!! I miss this summer so much and want to go back! I highly recommend this program, but I think you should go for a minimum of 4 weeks. Two weeks is too short for the medical internship and doesn't give you time to see very much. The people who signed up for the two week program all extended to four weeks because it was so great!
This was the best summer of my life!! I love this program and highly recommend. You will not regret it!!

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I took a look at their website, and it looks like you actually have to pay rather than get compensated for your medical internship. The program fees you'd pay include airport pick-up, orientation, city tour, accommodations, breakfast, and more. Here's the link for more info: http://www.eliabroad.org/cost-thailand. I hope it helps!