Medical students electives

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We only do surgery (not internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, etc.) and due to high demand, will only accept students who intend to be surgeons after graduation. Anyone coming to us needs a personal reference from a surgeon.


Those who want to spend time with us at CSC must meet the requirements below.

Medical student elective requirements at CSC

Intend to become a surgeon after graduation and send an accompanying reference from a surgeon

Commit to a MINIMUM of 6 weeks with us

Be able to work independently of anyone who might accompany you

Be in the final year of your degree

Send us a copy of your CV at and letter of reference from a surgeon

When sending us your CV and a Letter of Reference, please also let us know which area of CSC’s services interests you most (e.g., Orthopedics, ENT, Plastics/Reconstructive, Eye, etc.)

If you are keen to seeing non-surgical healthcare in Cambodia, we recommend:

Medical students 2022