Adventure Alternative have been organizing medical electives in Kathmandu since 2004, forming strong connections with both the Tribhuvan Teaching hospital, and the Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, both located within this bustling capital of the Himalayan Kingdom. We also run a community health clinic up in the mountains with our charity Moving Mountains, and opportunities are also available to spend time there but without supervision from a Doctor (we employ community health workers only in the villages). We also run annual free medical camps for the Sherpa communities in this area which you are welcome to join if the dates coincide. We have a strong belief in social entrepreneurship and tourism benefiting the local population, which includes the tourism and benefits provided by medical electives and medical camps:
We have a lovely guesthouse in Kathmandu which is run as a homestay by Pasang Tendi Sherpa and his wife Sarasoti. They have two children and there is an office for the Adventure Alternative Nepal company, plus a garden, terrace balcony and room for up to ten visitors in comfortable rooms. Meals are provided (breakfasts and dinners are provided at the guest house and lunches tend to be provided at the hospital for the days you are on your elective), and local transport to the hospital is only fifteen minutes away.
Medical elective types
The elective program is not only open to Medical students; we also have elective opportunities available for Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Nursing students too. We can also cater for professional placements and work experience. Please contact us in advance if you have a preference or enquiry about a specific type of elective. The hospital is a major teaching hospital and the standard elective programme is wide ranging and visits most departments.
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