Electives to St Vincent and the Grenadines
Our Medical Electives to St Vincent and the Grenadines was the first elective program we established. Our aim was to recreate and perfect the elective our founder, Dr Clarke, had taken while she was studying at Cardiff University.
The Caribbean is an amazing destination, and has to be at the top of everyone's list when considering elective options. St Vincent is unlike much of the Caribbean in that tourism has never really taken off. The island has never had the luxury of a large international airport, and being split into 32 islands, majors hotels have never taken root.
This means that you have an unspoilt paradise to explore. The region is so beautiful that it featured heavily in the Pirates of the Caribbean films (you can take a tour of the locations used). Other activities include swimming with turtles in the stunning Tobago Cays, climbing an active volcano, rum tours and swimming in waterfalls. With 32 islands to explore there is never a dull moment
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.
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 or you can visit our MEA Caribbean website.