Due to the high levels of sugar consumption in the typical Filipino diet, you’ll see a number of hypertension and cardiac arrest cases, even in young people, while on your medical elective in Iloilo. There is also a fascinating two-week programme in anaesthesiology should you choose to take part. During your stay you'll find The Philippines rich in experiences; being ‘cooked alive’ in a Kawa hot bath or going whale-watching off Cebu's coast are musts. Read what our students think below! 



Rathin Gosavi

University of Melbourne 2015

Medical, The Philippines Iloilo

I became very comfortable with things like suturing and putting in tubes, in all sorts of places. If you’re more surgically inclined, the surgeons are very encouraging of participation. 

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