Hospital Description

Country: 
India
Setting: 
Semi-rural; Kerala, India
Number of Patient Beds: 
100+
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
50-60
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
Approximately 150
Departments/Specialties: 
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
Orthopedics
General Surgery
OB/GYN
Typical Cases: 
Internal medicine: Diabetes, COPD, MI, CHF, Hypertension, Febrile Illnesses, atypical cases such as Leptospirosis, Dengue, TB
Pediatrics: Neonatal care, asthma, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, fever, atypical cases (see above)
Orthopedics: Trauma (fractures), ORIF, suturing
General Surgery: Minor Surgeries
OB/Gyn: C-sections, Hysterectomies, Laparatomies, Cystectomies
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Predominantly Medical Students
Nursing
PT/OT
Public Health
Pharmacy
Nutrition are welcome with opportunities to contribute a substantial amount to their respective departments but would need to be self-motivated in looking for areas to improve.
Languages Spoken: 
English
Malayalam
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Max Number of Students: 
2-3 depending on gender of students

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Kochi, Kerala, India
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
Yes
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes
Transportation Costs: 
Check with site
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
3 hours
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest house
Cost of Housing/night: 
No charge
Meal Plan: 
Cafeteria, hired cook, cook for self, etc.
Cost of Meals/day: 
$5/day
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Last Updated: 
September 10, 2015