Overseas Electives


Belize Elective Hospital

From £1250pp*

Price per person based on full 4 week elective.

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Medics Away has established multiple locations for hospital rotations in Belize: San Ignacio, Corozal and San Pedro. Students need to be aware the reason behind having three locations as opposed to only one. Hospitals in Belize are essentially Polyclinics, are very small with limited doctors available and often, limitations of patients as well. Specific Specialties are not available as patients will simply turn up with any ailment they happen to have. Politics in Belize is also very changeable. A Polyclinc can easily stop students attending at a moments notice if they feel overwhelmed or simply do not feel like having students. To protect ourselves and students travelling, Medics Away has opened numerous hospital locations to accommodate most eventualites and provide a wider variety of experience both medically and geographically. Medics Away makes considerable donations annually via the Medics Away Foundation. It continues to liase with government level authorities to establish long-term relationships with the Polyclinics of Belize; our relationship is now as strong it has ever been.

San Ignacio is a few hours bus ride west and inland from Belize International Airport. It is a centre for extreme sports and is a popular tourist location. The border to Guatemala is only half an hours drive away, and therefore a great opportunity to visit Flores and Tikal. The Polyclinic in San Ignacio is small and provides morning clinics to the local population.

Corozal Town is a town in North Belize and the capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is located about 84 miles north of Belize International Airport, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico. The population is small with approximately 10,000 people, but the hospital provides health care for the people in the surrounding country side as well. Medics Away does not routinely organise students into Corozal as the location has less to do outside of working hours (activities, etc.).

San Pedro is a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye, east of Belize International Airport and a short water taxi ride from the mainland. The town has a population of about 12,400. The hospital is small but provides Medics Away students with a very fulfilling experience.

Medics Away schedules students as groups into each location according to availability. For those students participating in Discovery Trips, schedules are also altered to accommodate as is necessary.

*Conditions apply. Other durations available. Availability and actual prices will be confirmed with you after submitting a booking request.