India Elective Rotation

Medical students, residents and fellows have the option to do a rotation elective in India.

Primary Sites in Bengaluru, India

St. John's Medical College

St. John's Medical College belongs to the Catholic Bishops Congregation of India. It has an excellent campus and housing for international students.

Agreements in place for: medical students, residents, fellows

Narayana Health City

Narayana Health City belongs to physicians and investors. It has the world’s largest cardiovascular facility, a regular hospital, a pediatric hospital within the regular hospital, a cancer hospital and an eye hospital. Housing is available at a nearby economic arranged hotel.

Agreements in place for: medical students, residents, fellows

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Other Site Options

  • Chandigarh: Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Medanta Health City
  • Hyderabad: Asia Institute of Gastroenterology and LV Prasad Eye Institute
  • Chennai: Frontier Lifeline Hospital Frontier Medicine and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Center (largest diabetes practice in the world)
  • Coimbatore: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences 
  • Mangalore and Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (2 campuses - one in each city)
  • Cochin: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences 

Rotation Requirements

If you are interested, you will need:

  • Approval by your program director
  • Approval by the American Board of Anesthesiology for proper credit
  • Approval by the Medical Council of India - this will be facilitated by Dr. Belani and the Program Director at the site (process takes 6 to 12 weeks)
  • A visitor visa to India (process takes 2 weeks)