Portal: Community health internships and medical electives in India
Community health internships
- The Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action has a history of working with young people interested in community health. Both it's Bangalore based unit, Community Health Cell and it's Bhopal based unit Centre for Public Health and Equity offer a 9 month paid internship in community health for those interested.
Medical elective placements for foreign students
There are a number of big city hospitals that offer placements for foreign medical students who wish to pursue an elective/ volunteer placement in India. This website however, hopes to focus on placements with community based organisations where the opportunity to see community health work in action is greater. Visiting Portal: Community health projects and Category: Community based organisations for details of organisations profiled on this site.
Organisations that facilitate foreign student electives in India
- Medical Student Electives - The Medical Student Electives (MSE) programme of the UK based Charities Advisory Trust offers medical students elective placements at ASHWINI in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu and SYVM in H.D. Kotte, Karnataka.
- Projects Abroad - Projects Abroad is a UK based organisation that arranges volunteer placements mostly around the Madurai area in Tamil Nadu.
- MedicsAway - Medics Away is a UK based organisation that arranges medical elective placements mostly in Kerala.