Elective Student Placements

Elective Student Placements

Kiwoko Hospital offers exciting opportunities for students undertaking elective placements, catering for Medical, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy students.

The hospital community takes pride in offering a welcoming and supportive environment in which students are able to gain invaluable experience of healthcare as well as personal and spiritual growth within a cross–cultural setting. This makes an elective at Kiwoko Hospital a unique experience.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for an elective placement, please contact the hospital directly by writing to Tania Baker, Elective Coordinator at visitors@kiwokohospital.org

Please state the dates during which you wish to undertake your elective. Places get booked fast and far in advance so book early to avoid disappointment.

The cost 

Accommodation is provided in the hospital Guest House at a cost of £21 per night, full board (as of January 2015 but subject to change).

This fee includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals/food/drinks
  • Laundry (excluding underwear)
  • A donation to the hospital in lieu of the training you will receive

Lunches are prepared for you on week–days in the Guest House with other food available for you to prepare weekend lunches, breakfast and evening meals. 

The fee does not include:

  • Transport to/from Entebbe Airport or Kampala – likely to be £45 each way.
  • Accommodation (if required) in Entebbe or Kampala
  • Internet Access (we will give advice on how to get online)
  • Insurance
  • Bank transfer fees when making payment(s) – usually less than £10.

Students and volunteer outside the hospital guest houseFAQ’s …

What can I expect from an elective at Kiwoko

Students are normally requested to complete a minimum of six weeks at Kiwoko Hospital.

During the course of their elective medical and nursing students rotate through the different clinical areas of the hospital spending a week on each. This includes medicine, surgery, paediatrics, maternity /NICU, Out–patients and community.

Medical students work alongside a doctor and are under the overall supervision of the Clinical Director. Nursing students work under the supervision of the ward in–charge (Matron) and their elective programme is coordinated by the Deputy Principal Nursing Officer.

Physiotherapy students are based in the Rehabilitation Department and provide intervention to patients referred from all clinical areas of the hospital as well as the opportunity to see the work the community. They work under the supervision of the Rehab Department In–Charge.

There are opportunities for students to get involved in other aspects of hospital life such as sports, games, Bible studies, ‘Sunday School’ for children, outreach visits with the hospital ‘Mission Team’ etc.

During their stay many students will also take the opportunity to go a way for a weekend to see and experience some of the beauty spots of Uganda.

Do I have to be a Christian?
The hospital welcomes all students regardless of faith background. However, all students are asked to respect the Christian ethos of the hospital and are expected to attend the daily morning prayers which mark the start of each working day.

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