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Global Health Electives in India

Skillshare International is working with medical schools in the UK and our partners in India to offer medical students the opportunity to participate in an exciting new electives programme.


During the six-week elective students will be placed with one of Skillshare International's partner organisations in India. The electives are usually held between March-May but can be held at a time to fit in with students' university schedule. Students are based with a local community and on combined placements also have the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital setting.


An elective gives students a deeper understanding of the global determinants of health care needs and delivery systems, with a first-hand learning experience in India. It develops students' understanding of global and local issues relating to health, social inequality and international development. The programme contributes to the development of global health professionals with skills, knowledge and attitudes that are relevant for working with low resource communities and in industrialised areas.


Training and supervision

Dr Dinesh Baliga will provide overall supervision. Students will be expected to attend a pre-departure workshop in the UK. Skillshare International staff in India will provide a cultural induction and organise transfers to the placement and accommodation.


Next steps 

Find out more about the placement

For further information about Skillshare International's electives programme, please contact Dr. Baliga (Electives Coordinator) or Kim Misao  (Regional Programme Officer) in our Asia office.