Top 5 overseas elective destinations
MIPS supports both dental and medical students in their quest for adventure and assists them in completing their overseas elective placements by providing free electives cover. Year after year, MIPS provides indemnity insurance coverage to students on medical and dental electives around the world. Students travel to all corners of the globe and we wanted to share some of their favourite elective destinations with you. Indemnity cover for electives is automatic as part of your student membership but you must apply for travel cover separately (travel cover is only available for international trips).
5 - Iloilo, Philippines. If you love warmer climes, beautiful beaches and scuba diving, then you will love Iloilo. Not only are the people very friendly, but you will experience some unique treatment cases in hospitals. Some offer a great two-week program in anaesthesiology where students can aid in spinal tap procedures.
4 - Hong Kong is definitely a great elective destination to consider. With its wide range of great places to visit, amazing food and the famous Hong Kong skyline at night, it's number four on the list. Teaching hospitals like the Prince of Wales and Queen Mary make great choices for placement destinations among our members.
3 - England with its western health system similar to Australian standards, is a popular destination. Its well-structured elective programs and extensive history and traditions that stretch back thousands of years make England a popular choice for electives.
2 - Culture rich Cambodia made it to number 2 on our list. The Angkor ruins may attract you, but delve deeper and discover Cambodia’s temples, virgin beaches, picturesque villages and magical markets. With its friendly locals, Cambodia will surely become a country with which you fall in love. Healthcare students who are seeking a challenging and rewarding of experience will be sure to find one here.
1 - Top of our list is Singapore. Considered one of the safest cities in the world, Singapore is a great place to spend your medical elective. A wide range of food choices, a great public transport system, a culture rich setting and lots of tourist spots will surely amaze you. The medical system and equipment in Singapore is also amongst the best in the world.
Different places offer different kinds of experiences. In deciding where you go, look for the experience you will gain in relation to your field of interest.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore our glorious planet!