The Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, South India
Christian Fellowship Hospital
Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu, (Rural)
The medical experience is primarily general in nature. There is a prominent community health service with weekly visitations to nearby villages.
There are many opportunities to contribute as clinicians, there is a particular need for anaesthetists and surgeons,
This is also a very popular elective destination for students.
300 bed teaching hospital, with general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, O&G, psychiatry, and ICU.
Varies with speciality and dependent on your personality. There are daily ward rounds and large outpatient clinics.
There are also opportunities to teach, there is a number of physician and surgical trainees who are keen to learn from their Australian counterparts.
Varies with interest.
Provided within the hospital compound. Dormitory accommodation for students.
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime... All provided for in the hospital canteen. A great way to interact with other medicos. Bring your own fork/ spoon.
Doctors and nurses are English speaking and friendly. They are accustomed to overseas visitors.
Tamil amongst locals and villagers. English amongst medical staff.
Oddanchatram is a small town.
Flight to Chennai (Madras), followed by an overnight train ride into Dindigul. The hospital can arrange pick up.
Auto- Rickshaw and Buses. The town small and is walkable.
Weekend getaways include the neighbouring state of Kerela, and Periyar Nature Reserve.