Placementlink is a professional organisation founded by a nurse, a doctor and a midwife all with medical experience from different african countries. We organize clinical placements and study trips for healthcare professionals and students.
We wish to give university students an alternative to choosing an organisation that also promotes clinical placements for untrained gap year students. Placementlink does not support this "unskilled medical voluntourism”, because we believe that you shouldn't be able to pay your way into a hospital environment, just because you are from a more privileged part of the world. These youngsters would never be allowed to do the same thing in their home country.
Our mission is to get more students to travel to abroad for an elective placement and learn how the healthcare system works in another country. We want to give students the opportunity to be self-independent, become part of the local community and learn from the local staff.
Placementlink does not want the student's motivation to do an elective placement in Africa to be a desire to provide healthcare assistance to the local community beyond their competencies or that they see it as a tourist holiday trip.
We want their motivation to be a great learning outcome that they can use to further their education
We have a very strict ethical policy that ensures patients' rights
We strongly advise our students not to post pictures of patients on social media
We hope that nurses, doctors and midwives from around the globe will sign up to join this organisation and also promote the fact that there is a meaning behind our professions!
If you are a hospital or university that is interested in collaborating with us, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly promote your institution to nursing, midwifery and medical students from Europe.
Why do a clinical placement in a developing country?
Medical schools worldwide recognize the increasing importance of global health training and the benefits of international clinical rotations for a healthcare professionals development. International clinical experience brings many benefits such as:
Learning about a different healthcare system
Increasing awareness of cultural and socioeconomic factors as well as clinical- and language communication
Gaining a better cultural understanding of medical care
Encouraging practicing medicine among underserved and multicultural populations
Requirements for students
In order for us to organize your placement we need you to submit the following documents:
Proof of enrollment at a tertiary learning institution
Students must be enrolled in programs that have a clinical placement component such as the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, and the Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health.
Students must meet all pre-clinical/pre-placement requirements set by their home University.
Proof of immunization status
Full immunization against, hepatitis A+B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, typhoid fever, yellow fever.
A letter of motivation for doing the placement
Picture of passport
If you are not from Denmark, but wish for us to help plan your elective, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below
Our mission is to get more students to travel to Africa to do an elective placement and learn how the healthcare system works in another country. We want to give students the opportunity to be self-independent and to become part of the local community. We also believe that a clinical placement in a developing country should not be as expensive as a lot of the current organisations are charging and therefore we wish to provide students with the minimum of help they need. Our packages include: