We offer a wide variety of electives and internships in Belize for
aspiring Medical and Healthcare students from Universities worldwide.
Medical Electives Belize is dedicated to providing internships for international volunteers and current and potential medical students. We offer global health internships, medical elective rotations, and international volunteer opportunities for those seeking a valuable and memorable experience working in the Central American/Caribbean country of Belize. You have the option of splitting your medical electives placement across different hospitals to achieve your goals. Once you apply, we will review your details and respond back to you with an acceptance decision within 7 days. If you are accepted into the program, you will be assigned a program adviser who will help you organize the specific details of your trip. You will also receive an official letter from the Health Institution’s residence Chief of Staff verifying your acceptance to the program.
Our program is based in San Ignacio, the diverse capital of Belize’s Cayo District, located 2 hours from Belize City. The town is made up of mix of creole, Maya and mestizo populations, ensuring a rich cultural exchange between volunteers and locals. Your placement program will include a homestay with a local family in downtown San Ignacio, giving you a unique insight into everyday life in Belize. There will also be ample opportunities to explore the ruins, jungles, beaches, and surrounding areas of Belize.
Why choose us?
“We had the most amazing experience in Belize all due to the generosity and personal attention we received from the Marin Family and Belize Medical Electives.”
– Dr. Guy Rowley, Sage Medical Group
“I was exposed to a wide variety of clinical scenarios, working in both the clinic areas and the maternity ward in San Ignacio Hospital.”
-Mengxia Sun, student of University of Manchester School of Medicine
Who are we?
Nefretery (Nancy) Marin is the founder and operator of Medical Electives Belize. She established this program in 2009 after years of working with notable volunteer placement organizations including Village Volunteers, Pro-World, and Kaya. Her career has involved placing over 100 volunteers in work experience projects in fields such as healthcare, conservation, education, and social work. Nancy is a notable leader in her local community and had the honor of being nominated for the Woman of the Year award by the United States Embassy in Belize. Nancy currently resides in San Ignacio Belize in the Cayo District with her husband and four young children. Her home is comprised of several guest rooms where volunteers are housed throughout their work placements, allowing volunteers the unique chance to participate in a local home stay as well as travel and learn.