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.

Medical care in St Vincent is far behind what you will have become used to in the UK. With just one main hospital and a handful of clinics many patients come in with advanced stages of illness and you are often presented with new experiences and challenges. By taking your elective through us we guarantee you a hospital placement. We are the only organisation to work in St Vincent and have an excellent relationship with the hospital and clinics. This allows us to be very flexible with your placement, and have to date never had to turn a student down.
 
Our elective program has also been built and developed to make a real difference to the country. We help run free health fairs on the smaller islands, support local medical charities and have partnered with some of St Vincent’s national sports teams to provide free first aid and injury prevention courses.

What we offer

Our aim is to make your elective a stress free and unforgettable experience 

The majority of electives we run in St Vincent are for six weeks, but we can be extremely flexible with duration. You can also request to stay on after your medical placement finishes to explore or relax.
 
A six week elective placement to St Vincent is £2000 and this includes your hospital placement, accommodation, 24 hour support from our on island team, airport transfers, pre-departure support, and a sunset cruise to welcome you to paradise. Our team can also help you book additional trips, ensuring you make the most of your time in St Vincent.
 
If you would like to find out more about our St Vincent elective program then please don’t hesitate to contact our team 

Elective Costing

Duration Cost
Two Weeks £800
Four Weeks £1,600
Six Weeks £2,000
Eight Weeks £2,500

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.

Pete - Warwick University

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