Exciting Global Health Placements & Practical Year Clerkships.

Our global health placements offer international medical and nursing students the resources to effectively organize and execute a truly hands-on and engaging elective experience, including practical-year clerkship programs in East Africa from end to end, through to completion of the term.
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The Goals of Our Global Health Programs

In line with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (USA) and Good Medical Practice guidelines of the GMC (UK), our programs are designed to offer an ethically-responsible experience, balancing between the participant’s most essential educational rigours and expectations on one hand and stimulating travel experiences that will give participants great value. We’ve created our programs with an intent focus on participants needs ensuring that placements target the development of key competencies in medical knowledge, patient management, practical, professional clinical skills and peer interactions.

What You Will Be Doing During The Program?

Our programs offer medical students an enhanced opportunity to fulfil some of their educational and career progression goals by exposing them to the rich educational experience that the practice of medicine in the public sector in Africa will offer.  Participants will get to assist and observe in taking patient history, diagnosis, management and treatment. Much of your time will be spent in very close contact with the junior doctors, nursing staff and patients while doing major ward rounds with other medical students and consultant physicians while at teaching hospitals.

36 Of The Top Global Health Placements We Recommend in East Africa

This guide comprehensively lists 36 of our top recommended placements in East Africa in 8 destinations spread out across the region with a quick reference guide to each of the specific placements we recommend.

It was published to promote a robust, student-oriented approach at medical elective and global health placements that encourages open and independent organization, enabling interested participants to independently manage their placements and customize individual program experiences. 

This 46-page publication is free to download.

36 Of The Top Global Health Placements We Recommend in East Africa

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What Others Have Said About Us

Your compliments mean the world to us!

I took my elective in two separate locations; one in Nairobi,  Kenya, the other in Ndejje, Uganda via Student Exchange Africa and Community and Family Health Initiative, an NGO in Uganda, taking a  two-week travel intermission between the two sites. The travel experience surpassed my expectations. My Travel Coordinator was just exceptional at organizing everything for me!
Andrea Oelscheleg

Medical Student, Health School Hildegard, AUSTRIA

Both Lizzie and I couldn’t have asked for more. David and Victor were really helpful right from our arrival through to organizing and coordinating our work and travel arrangements; helping settle us into our daily routine, internet and phone service, banking and so much more. They even assisted us to run errands. It was really great to have someone there to ease into a new environment and help us find our feet.
Lizzie Connor and Georgiana Stanton

Medical Student, University of Notre Dame | AUSTRALIA

This was a great experience for us and we had the most amazing time in Kenya! We had a lot of doubts coming to Kenya but the trip was so well coordinated that we always felt so comfortable. We were very keen to travel widely besides the opportunity to work in the hospital and volunteer in the community and we got to do all this and much more! I am most grateful to John and David who were our TA’s – you guys rock!
Stephan Becker, Marco Augart, Robert Stade

University of Heidelberg, GERMANY

Send Us Your Questions

How can we be of assistance to you? Please feel free to send us your queries, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: info[at]studentexchange[dot]africa
Tel: +254 20 235 0000, +254 20 2500195
Location: K-REP Centre, Wood Avenue, Nairobi