Find out how our Oyster medical interns have got on in India:

Medical interns enjoying welcome meal“Watching the various surgeries and the trip to the Taj Mahal were definite highlights. Lots of activities were included but there was also plenty of downtime. All very well organised.”

Will, Delhi 2 week pre-medical experience August 2019

2019 group by Taj Mahal“This was a great trip! The highlights were seeing the temples, the Golden Triangle Tour and getting to hold a newborn baby.”

James, Delhi 2 week pre-medical experience August 2019

India“I did not expect the level of hospitality and experience at the hospital. It was a very easy process and the staff were great.Did not know Oyster existed but will definitely recommend to others. My highlights were seeing surgeries in the hospital and the Taj Mahal – obviously. Once I have experience, I would love to go back.”

Tom, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“It’s a good idea to travel to India to see the differences and cultures of others – an amazing experience. Thanks for an unforgettable experience”

Ines, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“The team leader was creative with the evenings and helped us bond quickly in such a short space of time. The highlights were the experience in the operating theatre and the trip to Jaipur and Agra.

The trip to India was such a brilliant experience and I saw so many amazing things in the hospital such as a caesarean and a couple of neurosurgery procedures. Rajiv and his family’s hospitality in Delhi was wonderful.”

Greta, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“India gave me the chance to see a different country’s healthcare system. I spent one week in surgery and one in A and E. The surgeries I saw were incredible as I witnessed things like C sections and even brain surgeries. It taught me how many hours surgeons have to be on their feet for and they have to keep calm no matter what happens. The emergency department was also very interesting. It gave me a contrast between the UK emergency department I had seen and since this was a private hospital it was much quieter. A patient that stood out to me had just jumped off their balcony and it was very distressing to see. However, the team worked swiftly to stabilise them and luckily, they survived. It shows how no matter where you are working you should work as a team to achieve the best results. Oyster were really well organised and the Golden Triangle tour and my time in the Operating theatre were the highlights. Thanks Oyster”

Rebecca, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“We got to see every fun and exciting aspect of India. I will definitely do my third trip with Oyster next year! It’s incredible/ The highlights were meeting the people in the hospital and learning more about medicine and the Indian culture. Be prepared for a tough journey but in the end it is so worth it. No need to be afraid because everything is planned out and well organised. An incredible trip – I highly recommend”

Gaia, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“The highlights were the Golden Triangle tour, the Delhi markets and the very good food.”

Catherine, Delhi 2 week medical experience July 2018

“Thank you for coordinating with me over the last few trips. I really enjoyed Palampur and believed the rural experience was much better than going to a busy city. I also enjoyed the independence I felt travelling abroad myself and meeting new people who I became very close to. I think it’s a good preparation for university where you have to share rooms with people you’ve never met before.”

Ayesha, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2018

India“It was an amazing tip and I really enjoyed the experience. Everything was good and as expected and I had an amazing ti,e. The highlight was making great friends and seeing a birth.”

Kathryn, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2018

“Wow that was an amazing experience for Kathryn travelling to Palampur – something she will never forget. Thank you so much for all your organisation. For Kathryn this was such a huge experience. Thank you so much.”

Parent of Kathryn, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2018


“A great trip that was well planned and organised. A good experience from start to finish. The highlights were meeting the other people and becoming lifelong friends with some of them. Being able to appreciate how the medical system in another country can be so different to our own. Thank you!”

Alice, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2018

Medical interns at Taj Mahal

I learnt a lot and got to see how the Indian health care service works. Watching surgery was a highlight. Thank you so much for this amazing experience”

Gemma, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

Interns in India“Visiting the Taj Mahal and the Lotus temple were real highlights. I enjoyed experiencing a completely different culture, learning about a different medical system. Thank you!”

Iona, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

indian wedding“Initially, I was unsure what to expect but everything went well.I enjoyed meeting new people and working in a different environment from the UK.”

Joe, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

India medical interns“Loved visiting India for the first time and seeing the differences. I enjoyed meeting other interns and making friends”

George, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

India medical“It was fantastic getting to know more people who had similar interests I had a great time and made life-long memories!”

Lissie, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

Dinner in Palampur“I learnt a lot form the doctors at the hospitals, especially watching the surgeries.”

Gargi, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

Interns in Palampur“It was great having the opportunity to witness two surgeries and find out about different diseases through shadowing doctors.”

Farah, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

Medical internsip in Palampur“The reps were all very friendly and Palampur was a beautiful place to stay. I had an amazing time. Thank you!!”

Claudia, Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

intern in Palampur“I was impressed by the care and attention of the staff and also with the pre-trip contact provided by Sarah hand the Oyster team .The Delhi cultural tour and the Taj Mahal visit were a highlight and it was good working in the hospitals and clinics, especially when the interns got to access the operating theatre.”

Jonathan (Oyster Leader), Palampur 2 week medical experience July 2017

Charline with our rep in Delhi on her medical internship“This project is a big opportunity to grow up, to improve yourself, to realize how this country is very spiritual, has great respect for nature and animals and respect and tolerance about others. It’s a trip that will teach you a lot about life”

Charline 5 weeks, Delhi July 2017

ed wiltshire welcome dinner india“I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different aspects of the Indian health system, from general practitioners, to surgery, minor and major.”


Ed 4 weeks, Palampur April 2017

“Very good – made very good friends and learnt a fair deal as well. The on-project staff were very funny and insightful.”


Priyal 6 weeks, Palampur May 2017

Medical volunteer at Indian airport

“Initially I struggled to settle in at the hospital but once I made this known the hospital team where so supportive. They encouraged me to participate in all aspects of emergency care and even took me out socially. I was made to feel part of the family and learnt so much from the doctors.The Oyster staff were so helpful and got the answer to all my questions, no matter how silly they were. Everything was done in a timely manner and the support from the staff in India was brilliant.The support provided before and during the programme was brilliant. No question went unanswered and the staff knew what was going on.It is so hard to be specific as I had such an amazing time. I loved becoming part of the team. The staff in India gave a great tour of Delhi and are so enthusiastic about their country/religion. I went to a temple in Amritsar which was absolutely crazy with tunnels and mirrored walls. Aksherdam temple in Delhi was amazing, especially when we went in the evening for the water show – that is something not to miss.Thank you for creating such an amazing 6 weeks. I have not felt so accepted by people for a long time and have made so many friendships that I was sad to have to leave.”

Sarah 6 weeks, Delhi March 2017


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