Why not step out of your comfort zone and go to a Low Income Country?. Your elective is a golden opportunity to see a different world - different diseases, different challenges and a different culture. Two thirds of the earth's population lives in this world so you need to see what it's like - it will change your perspectives and broaden your horizons. Don't miss the opportunity!
It can seem a bit daunting but help is at hand! CMF won't arrange your elective for you but we have a bit database of contacts and a handbook to help. We focus on Christian hospitals and mission agencies because that is our area of expertise, but many of these are open to students of other faiths - or no faith - provided they are happy to respect the Christian ethos of the organisation.
See our summary database which links to a more detailed directory. The organisation will put you in touch with a suitable hospital and hellp with arrangements and many organisations give some orientation before you go. There is usually an administration fee. Going with an organisation gives you some support and backup, and you will know you are treading a well-trodden path.
Click here for a list of possible sources of funding. Please feed back to us any other sources of which you are aware, so that we can expand and improve the list.