Pediatrics

  • Correctly diagnose the important conditions seen with a broad understanding of the various differentials.

  • Providing appropriate case management.

  • Encourage and carry out growth promotion and monitoring activities

  • Participate in immunization drives

  • Assist in neonatal/pediatric resuscitation with up to date protocols

  • Actively participate in daily ward rounds: Ever heard the quote “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself”. Ask, ask and ask again.

  • Being hands-on and assisting with daily ward procedures, which include intravenous cannulation, intraosseous cannulation, phlebotomy, lumbar punctures, bone marrow aspiration, nasogastric intubation, administration of chemotherapy etc.

Program Focus Points

Common Pediatrics Conditions 

What do we Provide?

The five most common diseases among the under-five age group in the various placement destinations:

  • Pneumonia;

  • Malaria;

  • Diarrhoeal disease;

  • Measles;

  • Malnutrition.

Apart from the five above, other common conditions seen in the various placement destinations include:​

  • Prematurity and Low Birth Weight

  • Perinatal Asphyxia and Hypoxic-Ischemic  Encephalopathy

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Meningitis

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Asthma

  • Tuberculosis

  • A safe and secure placement

  • Local accommodation & meals

  • Doctor &  & Mentor Fees

  • Comprehensive support by international staff

  • Flexible dates

  • Expert advice on placements

  • Wifi

  • Airport Transfer

  • Transport to and from your hospital placement

  • Unmatched opportunities for hands-on experience

  • Strong mentorship programs

  • Cultural exchange and exposure

Destinations 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Mark Thomas, New York Universtiy - Dental, Indonesia

I gained so much experience and confidence after working with EI. Managed to rotate in all departments ranging from Oral Surgery to Endodontic, Prosthodontics to Pediatric Dentistry.

Mary Fields, University of Southampton - Midwifery, Kenya 

Elective International has a great program in Kenya, hands down. I wasn’t expecting to get nearly as much work as I did but was in for a shock.  The midwifery program exposed me to so much I wouldn’t have learned if I hadn’t chosen Kenya as an elective destination.

Anne Riordan, University of Dublin - Medicine Elective

The EI staff is a friendly and supportive bunch who do a first-rate job of making sure people like myself who don’t travel a lot feel right at home.