ESCAPEmedic ELECTIVES

At escapemedic we are passionate about providing customised elective programs tailored to the individual. We want to ensure that the experience delivered meets every expectation and provides a once in a lifetime opportunity, which is both educational and packed full of activity. We have visited all the locations personally and have made local contacts who will be available for support & to make the experience fully authentic. Our programs allow a degree on independence & flexibility without a fully organised program meaning students are able to spend their time with activities they will enjoy.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Tailor made 6 week elective programs
  • Supervised clinical experience to suit your interests
  • Teaching from world-class neurosurgeons
  • Health camp (date dependant) 
  • Accommodation with optional breakfast
  • Help with visa applications
  • Optional trekking & activities with our local partner

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Throughout your elective placement you will have the opportunity to diagnose, investigate and treat certain conditions that you rarely see in the Western world. Due to the paucity of services and the expense of healthcare people tend to present much later along the course of their disease. HIV/AIDs remains the 3rd leading cause of death in low-income countries and road traffic accidents are responsible for over 1 million deaths per year in low and middle income countries.

Some of the conditions you'll see:

  • Spina Bifida
  • Intracranial Tumours
  • Intracranial Bleeds
  • Trauma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Malaria
  • Dengue fever and other tropical infections
  • Perinatal Illness

You will receive supervised clinical experience in a variety of settings including:

  • A&E
  • Outpatients
  • Inpatient wards
  • Surgery
  • Regional health Camps
  • Government hospitals

"Money and medicine do not go well together because patients are so easily exploited"

~ Henry Marsh

Clinical Skills

Practice cannulation, catheterisation, ABGs, Lumbar punctures, chest drains and more in A&E and on the wards

Teaching
Attend daily teaching by Professor Devkota and international guests with previous talks from Professor Henry Marsh, Professor Terence Hope & Neuroradiologist Dr Philip Rich
Radiology

Learn how to use ultrasound and to interpret CT & MRI scans

Surgery

Observe & perform multiple neurosurgical procedures at NINAS and perform general surgery at one of their annual health camps

A&E

Perform primary and secondary surveys in trauma patients & grow your confidence in treating the unwell patient

Activites

Bungee jump & go canyoneering at the last resort or trek through the Himalayas (treks ranging from 1-3 weeks)

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