Medicine & Healthcare in India
Pictures from India
My experience in India was beyond amazing for both medical and social reasons. Prior to the trip, I never would have thought I'd enjoy two foreign weeks away, with only a handful of people I know; but I did - unimaginably.
Amazing India!Not only was the country diverse and full of culture, but it was also a great opportunity for us as aspiring medics. From standing within arms-reach of open-heart surgery, to conversing with dialysis patients and meeting children at outreaches - every day was packed with different experiences. The same principle applied outside of work, as I was able to visit a jungle, the Taj Mahal and explore Delhi.
MedicineLiving in London means that patient-contact is limited and practicality is often stripped from work-experience, whereas in India I was able to see first-hand medicine’s effect on patients in both government and private hospitals. This concreted my interest in the profession.
On ReflectionLastly, what I’m yet to mention is that it’s been roughly a month since the trip - but I still speak to every volunteer every day. Through Projects Abroad I didn’t only have a phenomenal trip, medical experience or cultural immersion -I made life-long friends.