Program for Visiting Students at St. John’s Medical College
Over one hundred visiting elective students and observers visit St. Johns each year from overseas, staying for 1-3 months on an average.
Visiting Students come from all over the globe:
- USA - University of Minnesota, Miami University, University of South Florida, SUNY Downstate, NY, New York University
- UK - University of London, Imperial College London, University of Birmingham, University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool
- Europe – Umea University, Sweden, Lille University, France, University of Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hanover, Munich in Germany, University of Vienna, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Asia - Ben Gurion University, Israel, University of Malaysia, National University of Singapore, Gulf University, Ajman, UAE, University of Sharjah, UAE
Formal Student exchange program at St John's:
- University of Minnesota, USA
- Miami University, USA
- Ben Gurion University, Israel
- Umea University, Sweden
St. John’s Medical College offers the following programs for visiting students:
- Elective student program or clerkship for overseas medical students
- Observership (for overseas public health students and pre-medical students)
- Fellowships and Short -term training for overseas and Indian doctors
Elective student program or clerkship for overseas medical students
Elective students may rotate in any of the 45 departments (pre-clinical/para-clinical / clinical) of their choice, for a minimum duration of one week each. The total clerkship duration may not exceed 4 months.
Observers may rotate only in the department of Community Health. Pre-med students are accepted as observers for upto one month, whereas public health students may choose to remain for a longer duration in the department of Community Health, if they plan to assist with research.
Opportunities for visiting elective students include:
- Observe and participate in various health care services and activities at St. John’s Medical College Hospital
- Visit outreach health centres of St.John’s, both in the rural and urban areas, and observe health care in resource-poor settings with a focus on social and cultural determinants of health.
- Visit government hospitals and observe the functioning of the public sector in health care.
- Learn about the structure, functioning and challenges of various health systems in a developing country like India
- Participate in departmental academic programs - lectures, seminars, journal clubs, case presentations, bed-side teaching.
- Mentoring in research by faculty at St. John’s or participation in ongoing research is possible for students who visit for a minimum of three months.
Interested students may apply for an elective / observership at St.John’s by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6 months before their planned arrival, in order to complete necessary paperwork and obtain government and medical council permissions.
Student accommodation is available on campus.