Country: Thailand

Setting: Urban

Number of Patient Beds: 83

Bed Occupancy Rate: 78%

Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 500-700


  • ENT
  • OB-Gyn
  • Med.
  • Ortho
  • Pediatric
  • Surgery
  • PT
  • ICU
  • Dental

Typical Cases:

  • Delivery
  • Cold fever
  • HIV
  • Auto accident
  • Knee replacement
  • General surgery (major and minor)

Types of Health Care Students Accepted:

  • Medical
  • Nursing

Languages Spoken:

  • Thai (English is understood by most professionals)

Language Requirements/Fluency:
English. However, preceptors change frequently so placements are based on availability of English-speaking preceptors.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:
Teaching English, Construction craftsman

Max Number of Students: 2

Recommended Airport: Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: None

Transport from Airport Provided: Can be arranged

Transportation Costs: Approx $30 USD, hospital transport $20 USD

Time from Airport to Hospital: 45 Min.

Type of Student Housing: Hotel nearby, hospital guestrooms are $18 per night

Cost of Housing/night: $20-$35 USD

Meal Plan: Hospital Cafeteria (Vegetarian)

Cost of Meals/day: $5-$7 USD

Recommended Months to Visit: Year-round

Comments from Site:
Study culture and some useful conversational Thai prior to trip.


Last Updated: 2014-05-08