Notes/Testimonials From Previous Students
We were put up in a modern apartment across the road from the hospital. The facilities were comfortable as we had our own space as well as a washing machine, water filter, and air conditioning in the bedroom. Food was provided by the hospital and was delicious.
Overall we really enjoyed our time at Dr. Jeyasekharan Hospital and was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the people here. It was an academic experience but also a cultural and life experience we will never forget and will always look back on with pleasure and fondness. We would definitely recommend and encourage future elective students to apply here. We would like to thank all the staff that has made our time here so memorable and enjoyable.
Isobel Hawkins & Tiffany Huang
My South Indian Elective
More importantly, on the medical side, what struck me the most was seeing diseases I’d never come across in the UK. A young boy with diphtheria, a man with tetanus, lots of necrotising fasciitis and end stage diabetes, another young boy who had been run over by a cart and sadly didn’t survive. Many of these memories have stayed with me, particularly when vaccinating patients and now in working in a major trauma centre in the UK as an Emergency Department Consultant.
Our experience was incredibly worthwhile from both a medical and personal perspective. We were able to experience a different healthcare system and were exposed to a wide variety of medical conditions. Patients and staff alike ensured that we had a rich educational experience whilst at the hospital. The Jeyasekharan family enhanced our wonderful experience and showed immeasurable kindness which extended beyond the workplace. We felt privileged to be welcomed into the family and embraced into the culture. Thank you all very much for such an unforgettable time.
Excerpt taken from The Electives Network
“My time in India was an enjoyable and educational one. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hospital for those wanting to undertake an educational elective whilst also being able to experience Indian culture in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I not only experienced a different form of healthcare but also added to my own knowledge and skills.”
– Stephen Baxter
Clinical Interest: General Surgery