A medical elective at our partner hospital in Kathmandu offers you opportunities in a vast range of different specialist areas. These include neurology, cardiology, nephrology, and more. It’ll be up to you which specific area you’ll want to focus on, but each one will provide you with invaluable experience and insight into Nepal’s healthcare system. Exploring Kathmandu's detailed temples, hiking through lush forests and wildlife, and paragliding through the mountains are all musts once your placement hours are over. Read what our students think below!

Surgical Department in Kathmandu


Kelsey Buss

University of New England 2024

Medical, Nepal Kathmandu

"By lunchtime, I had observed three vaginal deliveries and one caesarean section. This was more than I had ever witnessed in one day in Australia on my O&G rotation."

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John Jenkins

University of Southampton 2023

Medical, Nepal Kathmandu

"The biggest difference was the lack of provisions. Even though the hospital is partly funded, all patients still had to buy all medications and provisions for the doctors to treat them".

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Shane Zhang

University of Newcastle 2023

Medical, Nepal Kathmandu

"Having the opportunity to take my skills overseas and learn how things work in a healthcare system that is, in many ways, completely different from my own was too good to pass up."

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