Just wondering if anyone had gone on their elective to Peru through Work the World? It looks really good, but there's only one review/testimonial so far! I've seen that some other companies organise electives Peru too, but I've heard good things about Work the World so I just wanted some opinions really.
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- 07-02-2016 16:27
- 07-02-2016 21:15
I spent my elective in Peru with this organisation: www.medicalelectives.cc
Another student and I had a great time on a varied elective (50% in the mountains, 50% in the rainforest) with an organisation that provided an extremely personal service. The company owner (Pablo) basically just wanted to show us everything he could in Peru. Unless things have changed, all profits are reinvested in Mundo Verde's main "business" which is charity and rainforest confirmation.
It's basically one price for all accommodation, Spanish lessons, tours, visits, clinical placements, etc. I don't know how that compares to Work the World.
Happy to answer any questions about MV if you have them.Last edited by MonteCristo; 27-10-2017 at 21:50.
- 27-10-2017 09:43
Hi, regarding MV, can I ask what location you were based at, the level of spanish required and if there was enough clinical experience?many thanks Callum
- 27-10-2017 21:57
I was in Cusco. The level of Spanish required is a tricky one... the doctors and medical students all speak reasonable English but this often isn't true for the patients. You can usually get by with a mixture of English, Spanish as taught in the 1:1 tuition provided by Mundo Verde, and help from staff/students. It was all quite informal and the clinical staff are very friendly... there is opportunity for early "sign off" if you want to spend some time seeing South America. The central bus station in Cusco has direct busses that will take you into Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, etc for $20-30.
Unless you had a particular interest in infectious diseases (my first day was a teaching clinic in which I saw all different stages of leishmaniasis), I would see MV as more of a rounded overall experience than just another clinical placement.