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Elective Reviews: India

Lakhnadon Christian Hospital, Madhya Pradesh, 2011 - Katie Dexter, medical elective

Introduction My decision to become a doctor stemmed from feeling a call to go abroad, to seek justice for those without a voice, and from feeling medicine would provide me with some sensible skills to do this with. I have always seen my elective period as an opportunity to “test...

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Landar Community Hospital and Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Uttarkhand, 2008 - Joanna Woodall, medical elective

From the 3rd August to the 22nd September I was based in two EHA (Emmanuel Hospital Association) hospitals in the Uttarakhand district in the Himalayan foothills of North India. Before arriving at the hospitals I attended attend orientation sessions with both Interserve (a UK-based organisation) in Pune and EHA (Emmanuel...

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Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Uttaranchal, 2006 - Tracey Shaw, medical elective

Snake bite, motorbike accident and organophosphate poisoning. If you want to place money on what patients will present to casualty at Herbertpur Christian Hospital on an average day, any of these three is a guaranteed winner. Snake bites are rare in the UK, so seeing them in India is...

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Duncan Hospital, Bihar, 2004- Louise Trower, nursing elective

Duncan Hospital Duncan Hospital is part of the Emmanuel Hospital Association, and was set in up in 1930 by Dr Cecil Duncan a Scottish missionary doctor. It treats many patients on a daily basis from India and Nepal. Arrival We arrived in Bihar in the dark after a very...

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Christian Hospital Serkawn, 2010 - Daniel Ng

Elective in Mizoram I undertook my medical elective in a Baptist missionary hospital in a remote State called Mizoram in North-East India. It was a medical experience very different from the UK and also one where I learnt a lot about medicine, myself and much more. ...

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Christian Hospital Serkawn, 2012 - Anna Mason

Hospital Name: Christian Hospital Serkawn, Mizoram, NE India Elective Period: April-May 2012 Hospital Details: Christian Hospital Serkawn is a mission hospital in the State of Mizoram in North-East India. It's a beautiful mountainous area between Bangladesh and Burma. The people speak tribal Mizo and...

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Duncan Hospital, Bihar, 2004 - James Aryton medical elective

“Bihar is officially the worst state in India!” or so the TV news in Delhi helpfully informed us the day before we were due to take the 28 hour train journey half way across the Indian subcontinent. The news didn't exactly come as a huge surprise; on reporting the finalised...

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Christian Fellowship Hospital, India - David Bourne

The hospital is in rural India - doctors spoke English but no-one else did. Teaching, ward rounds and church were mainly in English. I experienced all specialities including community medicine. Very good teaching and excellent place to practice clinical skills, both medical and surgical. There are very few elective students...

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Duncan Hospital, Bihar, India, 2013 - Philippa Wright

For my elective I worked 6 of 7 days. Daily routine: 7.45 Doctors meeting 8.30 Hindi church (sometimes in English) 9.00 Hospital 5.00 Finish Evening meal Bible studies etc in the evening On sunday there are two church services (in Hindi) Rotated around obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, family medicine,...

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Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India, 2012 - Radford Smith

Background Established in 1936 by Geoffrey Lehman, a British missionary surgeon and engineer, Herbertpur Christian Hospital is now a 100 bed multi-speciality hospital which aims to provide quality yet affordable health care to the impoverished communities of rural India. Main objectives To broaden my clinical experience by gaining exposure to...

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Christian Fellowship Hospital, South India - Sarah Peters

I spent my elective in South India and the majority of it was in a town called Oodanchatram in Tamil Nadu, the most southern state, at the Christian Fellowship Hospital. I can safely say I absolutely loved my time there (not that it was without its difficulties and shocks) and...

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Christian Fellowship Hospital (CFH)/ Gudalur Adivasi Hospital, Tamil Nadu, South India - Abigail Carey

I spent my eight week elective in Tamil Nadu, South India, splitting my time between two very different hospitals, both working to serve the poorest of their community. The main aim for my elective was to explore the possibility of working in Tamil Nadu in the future. I have worked...

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ASHA Project, Delhi, India - Ben Saunders

I spent 3 weeks in Delhi with Asha during May 2013. Asha is a slum development project that has been running in New Delhi for over 25 years. It was founded by a Christian doctor, and seeks to change whole slum communities by providing support, education and healthcare, giving people...

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Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Herbertpur, Uttarakhand, India - Ben Saunders

Herbertpur Christian Hospital is a 100-bedded hospital situated in Doon Valley at the foothills of Himalayas. It was founded in 1936 by Dr. Geoffrey Lehman and his wife Monica to serve the hill-tribe people. It is now run by Emmanuel Hospitals Association, an Indian Christian charity. It has a medical...

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Sakra World Hospital and Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore, India - Emma Pedlar, 2014

For my elective I joined the plastic surgery department at Sakra World Hospital, a multi-speciality corporate hospital in Bangalore, south India. My supervisor, Dr. Derick Mendonca, was an Indian surgeon who had completed his speciality training in the UK. He had been in Bangalore for two and a half years,...

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