Christian Medical College in Vellore


Country: India
City/Town: Vellore
Type of Site: Clinical
Organization/Institution: Christian Medical College (CMC)
Year of Study: MSIV
Dates: Open


  • Enrolled in fourth year of medical school;
  • See website for specific requirements from the partnering institution.

Application Procedures

Medical Students

Program Description

The Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore Association is a private inter-denominational Christian organization. The object of the Association is the establishment, maintenance and development of a Christian Medical College in India where women and men shall receive an education of the highest grade in the art and science of Medicine and Nursing or in one or other of the related professions, for service in the relief of suffering and the promotion of health. The medical college is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India.

The CMC & Hospital community is made up of an interesting and diverse group of people – students and faculty come from all over India and a number of other countries, such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Elective students and volunteer workers come from Australia, Britain, USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark and New Zealand. This interchange between varied people and cultures has been found to be mutually beneficial.

The CMC is located in the town of Vellore, which is located in rural south India. During this international rotation, students interested in this rotation have the opportunity to not only experience tertiary care on hospital wards in Vellore, but also primary care settings in village and mobile clinics and visits to the world-famous leprosarium where Paul Brand, MD, did his pioneering work on hand and reconstructive surgery after nerve damage.

Students participate in three one-week rotations at CMC sites of their choice alongside CMC faculty and medical students as well as other international students from around the world.

Students participate in ward rounds, clinics, demonstrations, lectures and seminars.

For those students interested in primary health care in rural settings, the departments of Community Health and Development (CHAD), Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA) and the Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) can assist in making those arrangements. While students sign up to participate as observers, some rotations offer more interactive experiences.

Additional Information

Please note that a maximum of two students per period can be accommodated due to high demand for participation in the CMC Vellore medical clerkship.

Estimated Budget for 1 Month

Item Cost (USD)
Processing Fee 23
Tuition Fee (Monthly) 137
Airfare 1,500

Accomodation, Food,

Miscellaneous (monthly)

Student Visa 119
Total $2,122