Medical Work Experience Abroad in Thailand. The country it’s impossible not to fall in love with. From the mountainous north to the famous beaches of the south, Thailand has it all.

Our Thailand project takes place in our twin bases of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Set amongst the lush hills of northern Thailand, bustling Chiang Mai is the destination for your first week of the project here in Asia. 

Temples and markets are to be found around every corner, making it the perfect balance of hospital work experience abroad and cultural immersion. 

During your middle weekend, you’ll visit an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai before the group takes a short flight to Bangkok to spend your second week.
Hospital experience-wise, we’ll show you several different hospitals during your stay with us in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, from larger private hospitals to smaller, more rural hospitals in the countryside.

Where we'll meet you

Arrival Info

  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK)
  • Anytime between 8am and 6pm
  • Private transfer to Premed Accommodation
  • Depart anytime at all on the Saturday you finish your project
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Our staff team will collect you at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) anytime between 8 am and 6 pm on the Sunday you start.

After you have enrolled for our work experience abroad, you’ll gain access to your Premed Portal webpage. Here you can read more extensive project notes and also let us know details of your arrival, such as flight numbers and timings etc.

Where You'll Live

At our Thailand medical work experience project, we aim to provide you with comfortable and secure accommodation throughout your stay. We understand that a peaceful place to unwind after a fulfilling day of medical work in Bangkok and Chiang Mai is essential for our participants.

  • Your accommodation is located in quiet suburbs away from the city’s hustle and bustle
  • A tranquil environment to recharge after your hospital work experience
  • You’ll share a room with 2-3 other students
  • Be part of a supportive community of 30 participants during your chosen dates

Just like our other work experience courses, our accommodation is designed to offer plenty of space for socialising, relaxation, and making you feel at home.

Safe and Secure Accommodation

All our accommodation in Thailand is equipped with 24/7 security to ensure your safety during your hospital work experience abroad. We provide comfortable rooms to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

During your time in Thailand, you can look forward to:

  • Gaining valuable medical work experience in a foreign setting
  • Exploring the vibrant medical field in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • Building lasting connections with your fellow participants

We’re committed to ensuring your medical work experience in Thailand is both educational and enjoyable, and our accommodation plays a key role in making this happen.

Where You’ll Live

  • Safe and secure
  • 24/7 Security
  • Comfortable rooms
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Food and Free Time

Food & Free Time

  • Buffet Breakfast each morning
  • Lunch in hospitals
  • Evening meals in different restaurants
  • Temple Visits
  • Cookery Classes
  • Pottery Making
  • Weekend Elephant Sanctuary Experience
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Experience Local Cuisine:

One of the most famous countries in the world for food, Thailand has a rightly deserved reputation for culinary excellence. We’ll introduce you to Thailand with a bowl of Khao Soi, noodles bathed in a curry broth and topped with satisfying crunchy noodles. Slurping definitely allowed.

 

Choice of Home Comforts:

We also know that sometimes you just want your home comforts so you will have a choice of some more familiar meals too should you wish. 

 

Breakfast Included Every Day: 

You’ll, of course, get a full breakfast each morning and a selection of pastries and fresh fruits to get you all set up for a long day of hospital placement. 

 

Catering For All Dietary Requirements: 

Our staff can cater to a range of dietary requirements and will rustle up thick luxurious green chicken curries, still-sizzling satay sticks, fresh and zesty bowls of Pad Thai and the most colourful salads you’ve ever seen. Thailand’s also a great place to be a vegetarian, with beautifully prepared vegetable curries and tangy BBQ tofu all there to tempt you. 

 

Visit a Thai Cookery School: 

We’ll even get you involved at a Thai cookery school, too. So sharpen up those cookery skills, and hopefully, when you return home, you’ll have learnt more than just healthcare.

Try Out Thai Street Food: 

It wouldn’t be a trip to Thailand without getting involved in some of the amazing street food too. There’s some weird and wonderful food to be had in markets and lining the streets of Chiang Mai, and our staff team knows the best places to try.

 

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary:

During your weekend, you’ll spend the day at an elephant rescue centre. Feed and exercise the elephants in the jungle under the watchful eye of their carers before bathing them in a mountain stream. All of this is included in your hospital work experience package!

Your Hospital Placement Timetable

Week One:

Sunday:

  • Arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) anytime between 8 am and 6 pm. 
  • Your friendly Project Manager Carrie and her team will be awaiting your flight arrival and will be wearing a Premed Projects T-shirt and holding a sign. 
  • They will collect you and all 30 students in the project group & we’ll go to our accommodation, situated around a 20-minute journey from the airport. 
  • Tonight we all get to know each other, and we’ll let you unpack before having our project briefing so you know exactly what to expect from your trip and our first group meal.

 

Monday:

  • Today we’ll all head up to our base in Chiang Mai, a short 60-minute flight away. 
  • After we arrive, we’ll settle into our accommodation for the week before heading out as a group to see the sights, sounds and smells of Chiang Mai. 
  • We’ll give you a full orientation explaining the history of Chiang Mai and getting you comfortable in your new surroundings.

 

Tuesday:

  • Today you’ll begin your hospital shadowing, so after a hearty breakfast, we’ll all take our private minibus to the hospital. 
  • You will be taken to Mai On Hospital, where you’ll be given an orientation and introduction to the week from the director of Chiang Mai’s 2 largest hospitals. 
  • Mai On Hospital is a small provincial hospital which serves the outlying population of Chiang Mai, and you’ll spend the day seeing all departments shadowing doctors here.
  • After a break for lunch at 12 pm you’ll continue your hospital rounds until approximately 4 pm.
  • Arriving back at the Premed Projects house, we’ll have dinner all together at 7 pm.
  • Then, you can relax in the house after a long hospital placement day, reflecting on your first of many memorable hospital experiences.

 

Wednesday:

  • After breakfast, your hospital shadowing starts at 8.30 am where you will spend the day in Maharaj Hospital (this is the training hospital for Chiang Mai University and the largest hospital complex in northern Thailand.) 
  • You will meet with the doctors and be split into smaller groups, rotating around the hospital and seeing everything it offers
  • We have lunch all together at the hospital and then visit Chiang Mai University Medical School.
  • From there, you and the rest of the group will visit the famous Doi Suthep temple and visit a local hill tribe village before a relaxing Thai meal near our accommodation.

 

Thursday:

  • Delicious breakfast, then more hospital shadowing, this time at McCormick Hospital, which is a medium-sized private hospital which offers an excellent standard of healthcare. 
  • Tonight we visit the night bazaar in Chiang Mai for some of the tastiest food you are ever likely to have & a chance to stock up on some bargain souvenirs for you (and your parents…).

 

Friday:

  • After breakfast today, you’ll be in Rajavej Hospital, a private hospital where you’ll once again gain an incredible insight into healthcare. 
  • From shadowing healthcare professionals in every department to paediatrics to surgery and everything in between, you’ll have a great day here, rounded off by a talk from the medical director on Thai healthcare. 
  • Tonight you’ll have a traditional Thai massage to unwind after a hard working week and a group banquet feast!

 

Saturday:

  • Today you will join our Elephant Sanctuary experience! 
  • Spending the day at an elephant rescue centre, you will get involved in feeding and exercising them in the jungle under the watchful eye of their carers, before bathing them in a mountain stream. 
  • After you have said your goodbyes to these gentle giants, we’ll have dinner together before heading back to the accommodation.

 

Week Two:

Sunday:

  • This morning we’re returning to Bangkok to begin the second week of your hospital placement.
  • We’ll take another short flight down to the capital and get checked into our accommodation. 
  • After settling into our new surroundings, we’ll take you and the group to the Jatuchak weekend market, the largest market in Thailand. 
  • Whatever you have dreamed of seeing, tasting or buying in Thailand, we guarantee you’ll get it here, with the help of your expert Thai staff team of hagglers, of course.

 

Monday:

  • Today the hospital work experience continues with you spending the day at Thamasat University Hospital in Bangkok.
  • Again, you’ll rotate around various hospital departments, including Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, A&E, Radiology and cardiology in small groups. 
  • After a long day, it’s back to the accommodation for a rest, then out to one of our favourite Thai restaurants for dinner.

 

Tuesday:

  • Back at Thamasat Hospital, we’ll spend longer shadowing healthcare professionals for the full day.
  • We’ll then take a guided bus tour of the City of Angels.

 

Wednesday:

  • After grabbing a quick breakfast, it’s straight onto the National Children’s Hospital, where you’ll spend the day. 
  • You’ll be introduced to the children and spend the day shadowing the doctors and nurses here in all the departments there is to offer. 
  • Tonight we have dinner overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, watching the sunset before returning to our accommodation.

 

Thursday:

  • You and the rest of the group head to the National Police Hospital today to see yet another incredible insight into healthcare. 
  • This 700-bed state-of-the-art facility is your workplace for the day and promotes medical research in Thailand and beyond. 
  • Shadowing here will make you understand why Thailand is at the forefront of global medical research. 
  • Tonight you’ll get the chance to visit Thailand’s biggest mall, and we’ll all have dinner back at our house.

 

Friday:

  • Today being your last full day, you’ll have one more morning at Thamasat Hospital.
  • Then it’s time for our Bangkok tour day, where you and your new friends will take in all the sights that Bangkok offers.
  • After a river cruise, we’ll have our farewell dinner overlooking the spectacular Temple of the Dawn.
  • Then it’s time to head back for some rest before your departure the next day.

 

Saturday:

  • There’s just time for a breakfast brimming with fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries and pancakes before we have to say our goodbyes. 
  • We’ll, of course, escort you and your fellow students back to Bangkok airport, where you’ll fly home. 

And just like that, you’ve spent 2-weeks in 6 different hospitals, had over 32 hours of medical work experience, met lifelong friends from all over the world and had insight into your future career that few others can boast.

Timetable

  • 32 + Hours Experience
  • Multiple Hospitals Visited
  • Multiple Departments
  • Premed Healthcare Seminars
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Staff Team

Staff Team

  • 5 Full-Time Staff Members
  • 24/7 support
  • 24/7 UK phone support
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Your Project manager is called Carrie (on the far left), and she grew up in Austin, Texas, USA. 

Carrie is used to working with students interning in hospitals. She is very enthusiastic about working with medical students abroad. She will encourage you to get outside of your comfort zone and experience other cultures. 

Ably assisted by (from left to right) May, Rose, Jao and Bent and a comprehensive team of hospital coordinators, transport coordinators, security and catering teams. Our team will ensure you have a safe trip and get more hospital work experience than you ever thought possible. 

Our staff team will make sure you’ll never be far away from any support you may need. This is your Premed Projects family during your project, and you couldn’t wish for a friendlier, more competent group to make your Thailand work experience any better.

When can you go? How can you book?

  • Our Thailand 2-week Hospital work experience takes place during the summer holidays from June to September each year.
  • Spaces on the projects generally fill up pretty quickly. You can see all the specific hospital placement dates here.

The following is included in the price:

  • Your breakfast every day
  • Meals in different restaurants each evening
  • All activities
  • All daily project transport costs
  • Your pickup and departure from Bangkok International Airport
  • Internal flights in Thailand
  • 24/7 supervision
  • Accommodation 
  • Tuition within the hospitals.

You’ll only need extra for snacks, lunches and souvenirs.

 

The cost and number of places available:

Simply visit Apply Now, and you can enrol for your chosen dates. All of our projects are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we have 32 spaces per project. The project fee for the 2 weeks is £3185 in total.

It costs £395 to book your place, and then the remaining balance can be spread over 3 or 6 monthly payments. Once you have enrolled, we’ll just check a few details then we’ll email you your Premed Portal webpage details where you log in and start to plan your hospital placement abroad with us.

When can you go? How can you book?

  • £395 to book your place
  • £2790 balance before you go
  • Spread the balance over 3 or 6 payments
  • July & August dates every year
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Frequently Asked Questions

Doing hospital work experience in Thailand offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a different healthcare system and culture. You will be exposed to a range of hospitals, from larger private hospitals to smaller more rural hospitals, and will have the chance to gain hands-on experience and insight into healthcare practices in Thailand.

Hospital work experience in Thailand can help you in your future career by providing you with a unique perspective on healthcare and exposing you to different healthcare practices and systems. This experience can help you gain a better understanding of global healthcare challenges and provide you with a valuable competitive advantage when applying for medical school.

During your stay in Thailand, you can expect to be shown several different hospitals in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, from larger private hospitals to smaller, more rural hospitals in the countryside. You will have the opportunity to shadow doctors and other healthcare professionals, observe medical procedures, and gain hands-on experience in a variety of medical settings.

Yes, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture during your hospital work experience. The project takes place in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and you'll be situated in a quiet suburb of the cities, away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town. You will have the chance to participate in cultural activities such as temple visits, cookery classes, and pottery making, and you'll even spend a weekend at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.

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