Medical Electives to the Caribbean
Discover the unspoilt beauty of St Vincent and the Grenadines
Our Caribbean elective was the first project we established. One of our founding members, Dr Clarke, had taken her elective to St Vincent in 2014 and fell in love with the islands. It was an obvious first choice, and our aim was to establish an elective service that replicated the unforgettable time she’d had while taking away the stress of organising it yourself.
To achieve this we have a dedicated in country team, headed up by Khari who had looked out for Dr Clarke during her time away. Our team will be there to meet you at the airport, help you get settled in and assist you throughout your stay. Whether you need help getting a local sim card, a recommendation for the best places to eat or a hand to help booking a trip our team are there to help.
When you arrive you will quickly see why St Vincent is one of the most stunning island chains in the Caribbean. Made up of 32 islands it has a lower level of tourism then many other islands, and it was this unspoilt beauty that led it to feature heavily in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. There are an array of amazing experiences such as bathing in waterfalls, climbing an active volcano, sunset cruises, boat parties, dolphin watching and the chance to swim with turtles.
We didn’t just want to create a fun experience for students, but also an elective program that made a real difference. It was with this aim in mind that we work with local medical organisations helping to run free health fairs on the smaller islands. We also work with the World Pediatric Project and run first air workshops for the national Football Federation.
What we offer
Our aim is to make your elective a stress free and unforgettable experience
I really enjoyed my placement at Arnos Vale Medical Centre. I enjoyed the flexibility, it allowed us to go out and explore the island. Dr. Dougan was great, very good at teaching. Made us feel welcome.
The highlight of the elective was the trip to the Tobago Cays and climbing the Volcano! Also the sunset cruise was great fun. The support from MEA was brilliant, and Khari was obviously very knowledgeable about the area and keen to organize excursions for us. MEA was very accommodating in organizing a ‘last minute’ elective for us. I would absolutely recommend.