Studying Medicine at Uni?
We have great options for you to serve God on your Medical Elective!
Your placement will come under our Stride programme. Stride is designed for committed Christians who feel drawn to put their faith into practice in a Latin American culture.
Dates: From Jan each year
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Placements are available across Latin America
You’ll be placed with a Latin American host family, which is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture. Latin Americans are very hospitable so you’ll most likely become a real part of the family!
You will have everything you need, but expect fairly basic and cosy accommodation as placements are often in areas/communities of need.
How much does it cost?
All placements are self-funded. The total cost of your placement will depend on a number of factors (where you’re going/ how long for) but below is an overview of how costs are calculated:
|Launch cost||Latin Link||Application process, DBS, health checks and advice,
residential Orientation, debriefing, fundraising support
|Monthly contribution||Latin Link||Mentoring, supervision, placement
set-up, team days and conference
|Flights||Travel agent||Flexible return flight||~£1,200|
|Living costs||In country||Food, accommodation, transport,
(~£1000 for 2 months)
What support will I receive?
You will be fully supported by Latin Link before, during and after your placement. We would also stress the importance of your church (or churches, home and uni!) being involved in your application and being available to offer prayer and pastoral support.
Latin Link Orientation
You are required to attend a compulsory Orientation weekend.
It’s residential, usually held just outside Reading, and the cost is included in your Launch Costs.
During your placement
You’ll receive a local Orientation when you arrive in the country of your placement. You’ll be supervised by our Short-Term Coordinator, who will set up and Risk Assess your placement, and you’ll be assigned a Mentor for the duration of your time in Latin America
You’ll also be invited to our annual Debrief Conference, held in November each year.
This is a residential weekend that’s included in your Launch Costs.
How to apply
To apply for a Medical Elective you need to complete a Stride Application form AND a Supplementary Information Form.
Click on the links below to download the forms. Complete them, save them to your computer and email them as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org