2 week Pre-Medical Experience in Delhi, India

Video and Photos

Emergency team with an ambulance
Emergency team with an ambulance
Medical team
Medical team
Sitting in on a surgery
Sitting in on a surgery
Group welcome dinner
Group welcome dinner
Two volunteers helping with treatments
Two volunteers helping with treatments
Group at the Tajmahal
Group at the Tajmahal

About

Designed specifically for students aged 16-18, this experience offers a great insight into the Indian medical system and will give you the opportunity to consider whether medical school is for you. Choose from a wide variety of departments to work in, shadowing doctors or nurses for 9 days.

Medical experience overseas is hugely beneficial for further study and future employment, as well as providing an opportunity for you to learn about a different culture and healthcare system. There is plenty of time for sightseeing and exploring the city at the weekends and each evening, so that you can enjoy your down time with the other travelers.

Fantastic weekend tours are included, visiting the sites of Delhi and joining the famous Golden Triangle tour, which includes a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra and Amber Fort in Jaipur. Experiencing these amazing sights with your fellow travelers is a great opportunity to take in the culture, seeing life outside of the hospital.

Highlights
  • Live in the hustle and bustle of Delhi, experiencing India as a local while gaining medical work experience
  • Work alongside medical professionals as they teach you about healthcare in India
  • Visit landmarks and top sightseeing spots, making the most of your time overseas
  • Spend time with like-minded people in the accommodation and on your explorations of the city
  • Available for under 18's, this trip provides a taster of medical work prior to further education

Questions & Answers

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  • Value 7
  • Fun 9
  • Staff 9
  • Safety 8
  • Organization 5
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Emmanuelle
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good experience

Whilst in the hospital, we were in the operational theatre for a couple of days and we got to see many surgeries for example a: C-section, brain surgery, cholecystectomy, fistulotomy, skin graft, ovarian cyst removal.
Whilst being in the physiotherapy department we saw a variety of different patients.For example, we had a patient who had had a stroke 35 years ago, had a car accident 5 years back and a bolt to her head, and also had a diabetic left foot. Do to all of this, she had joint weakness and a very limited range of movement. The physiotherapist then conducted stretches and did chest physiotherapy on the patient.
The organisation of the trips we had (e.g. visiting the palaces, forts and tombs such as the Taj Mahal) was very well thought out - we learnt and visited so much. I especially enjoyed the Monkey Temple we visited during the Golden Triangle Tour, where we got to feed monkeys.

What would you improve about this program?
To improve the organisation of the actual hospital experience. Perhaps choose departments that are slightly busier (e.g. operational theatre, not emergency or gynaecology.), and make more of the staff aware in advance that we are coming.