Internal Medicine

Participants in the Internal Medicine rotation at Elective International are advised to focus on:


  1. Aspects of the relevant medical history

  2. Performance of correct physical examination

  3. Proactively assist and carry outward procedures under supervision e.g. I.V. cannulation, phlebotomy, lumbar punctures, bone marrow aspiration, pericardiocentesis, pleurocentesis, ascitic tap, skin biopsies etc.

  4. Analysis, synthesis, and integration of pertinent patient data

  5. Applying knowledge of pathophysiology and natural history of disease to the diagnosis and management of the common conditions seen in the department.

  6. Building a positive, healing relationship with patients

  7. Identify issues related to the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic evaluations and management options: important in our setup.


Program Focus Points

Common Medical Conditions 

What do we Provide?

The most common medical conditions encountered within the various placement destinations include:  

  1. HIV and AIDS and its opportunistic infections: Tuberculosis, PCP, Candidiasis, Toxoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, Giardiasis, Kaposi’s sarcoma,  Infections from CMV, HSV etc.

  2. Malaria

  3. Heart disease

  4. Cerebrovascular accidents

  5. Cancer

  6. Lower respiratory infections.

  7. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  8. Diarrhea and dysentery

  9. Schistosomiasis

  10. Hepatitis

  11. Meningitis

  12. Typhoid

  • 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



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. 

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