Nursing Electives Abroad

Our nursing electives in Peru are the ideal opportunity for nursing students and professionals to gain clinical experience abroad.

We are the leading elective supplier in South America, offering nursing electives since 2011.   A nursing elective abroad is the change to see health care in another country.  Your nursing elective at The Medical Elective Network in Peru is so much more.  In addition to your clinical rotation you can develop your Spanish skills on our CME accredited medical Spanish program , get involved in community health fairs and participate in activities beyond the hospital and classroom.

Nursing Rotations

Nursing students and professionals can work in any of our partner hospitals where you can choose to rotation in many medical specialties.

Each of the facilities we work with are different.  You may be interested in Emergency medicine at a large hospital or perhaps rotate at a community hospital, where you will also participate in community visits.

Hospital rotations take place each weekday morning.  Hospitals have fewer resources that you are used to in your home country and some hospitals have very few resources indeed.   You will also see conditions more advanced than you have seen at home.

  • Emergency
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Miedicine
  • Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology

Medical Spanish program

As well as nursing students and professionals, our participants come from other areas of health care including medicine, physical therapy and nutrition.  For many the prime motivation in choosing us it to develop and improve their medical Spanish skills.

For us, helping students and professionals develop medical Spanish is as important as organizing clinical rotations.  The medical Spanish program has been developed to provide you with the language skills necessary to work in a health care environment.

Each afternoon you will spend 4 hours working on both general and medical Spanish.  The program is taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.  We have a great team of professional language teachers who will ensure you advance as quickly as possible.

Family Accommodation

This nursing elective is also an immersion language program.  An important part of this immersion is for students to stay with local families.  A welcoming family will offer you lots of opportunity to further practice the vocabulary and grammar learnt in the classroom.  Read more about our great families

Community Health Fairs

Seeing over 100 patients in a morning is something participants enjoy when they get involved in our Community Health Fairs that take place each month.  Much more intensive experiences than a hospital rotation, your language and nursing skills will be fully tested.  We work with local partners such as the national police and prison service.  At the health fairs patients receive free consultations and medicine.

Do not worry, if you are in the early stages of your nursing degree.  Health Care Fairs also include local health care professionals and Spanish language support.

Surgical missions

Depending on the month that your school program offers your nursing elective. You may have the opportunity to participate on one of the surgical missions we run each year together with visiting surgical teams from the US and Canada.  There normally last for just one week, where we aim to provide over 50 free surgeries.  These are very intensive and special experiences, unlike any normal week in a hospital.

 Activities

Choosing Peru for your nursing elective abroad is a wonderful opportunity to explore an amazing country, rich in history and boasting the Andes mountains and Amazon Rainforest, as well as hundreds of miles of beaches.  Most program participants choose to explore some of the country at weekends or at the end of their elective.

With clinical rotations and an intensive medical Spanish program your days will be full.  Nevertheless, the program also includes gym membership, yoga classes or dance classes.  At the end of this South American nursing elective you will have had an enjoyable and rewarding experience not to be forgotten.

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