A last minute Mexican elective
I had about five weeks left until I was due to depart for my planned elective as part of the BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery course, but when it fell through I tried frantically to find another placement.
I spoke to some friends who had used Work the World – an overseas elective organisation – the year before, and thoroughly recommended them.
Work the World specialise in tailoring overseas medical placements in Asia, Africa and Latin America, in order to provide eye-opening insight into the challenges associated with delivering healthcare in the developing world.
Looking through their destination list, the city of Merida in Mexico jumped out at me.