Medical students from around the world have for decades come to do an elective period with us at Machame Lutheran Hospital.

We offer a general introduction to tropical medicine, public health, and medicine in a resource poor country. Student usually come for between 4 and 8 weeks and during that time are invited to join in all aspects and departments of the hospital, from surgery and obstetrics to outpatient clinics and outreaches. They are also invited to mix with our own clinical officer students.

Due to language and cultural differences the experience is significantly observational in nature. Students usually stay in our guest house on the hospital grounds. The hospital is located in a village environment on the edge of the high altitude rain forest which makes for a very nice climate and social experience.

Students are encouraged to apply as early as they are able because spaces are limited.
Requests should be sent to the Doctor in Charge, Machame Lutheran Hospital at the Email address: