INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE STUDENTS
Dr. Jeyasekharan Medical Trust and Nursing Home, Nagercoil has been accepting students on their elective posting from Universities abroad; [mostly from the USA , U.K. , Germany and Austria] since 1993 (see list ). They usually spend between 4 weeks to 6 weeks in the hospital and rotate through various clinical departments and later on spend most time in a department of their choice.
Students are allowed to participate in the clinical rounds and examine patients. They are also given opportunities to perform (supervised) minor procedures and assist in surgeries so as to have hands on training in basic medical and surgical skills. Students are encouraged to take part in academic sessions & make presentations and are given a testimonial to this effort.
The nearest airport to Nagercoil is in Trivandrum and is about 75 kms away