St Vincent & the grenadines

Discover the unspoilt beauty of St Vincent and the Grenadines

Medical Electives Abroad Caribbean was set up by a doctor to recreate the life changing elective she took to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Our aim is to take all the stress and worry out of organising an elective, while ensuring you have an amazing time away. We take care of your accommodation, have someone meet you at the airport, provide 24 hour support while away and of course you hospital placement. On top of this we provide a free trip for you to enjoy, and our team can help recommend the places for food and drink, the best beaches and excursions that are not to be missed.
 
St Vincent is one of the most stunning island chains in the Caribbean and is famed for its beaches and snorkeling. The country is made up of 32 islands, and has an array of activities and trips. From climbing a volcano to swimming with turtles there will never be a dull moment. The islands were also featured heavily in the Pirates of the Caribbean films due to their unspoilt beauty.
 
The hospitals and medical clinics here will be unlike those you have worked in before. By taking your elective abroad in a developing medical environment, you will challenge yourself both personally and professionally. We help support a number of local health initiatives so that your elective will make a real difference

A Caribbean Treasure

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 

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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