Students from overseas
Thank you for your enquiry, it is wonderful to hear from you.
PNG is a long way from everywhere and it can be a very expensive exercise to get here. But reading through your letter, l see that you are really interested and l am sure you would be a helpful person to come and visit us.
The following are our criteria for overseas medical students:
1. Must be on the ground with us for 6 weeks minimum. In reality that means about 8 weeks away from home.
2. Must be willing to pay all expenses, including visa (needs to be obtained prior to travelling), external and internal flights, Port Moresby accommodation, board at the hospital, and own food.
3. Follow all the Gulf Christian Services rules and regulations for behaviour.
Frequently asked questions
Visa Euro 250
This needs to be arrange before you travel, and can take a while so needs to be done quite quickly.
Return Internal Flights Euro 800
We are currently looking into how we could provide these internal flights for free as they are getting quite prohibitive.
Accomodation Euro 60
In Port Moresby, there is a mission house where you can get safe and affordable accommodation for 60 Euro per night.
Living Costs Euro 30
Costs while here are not much, I would allocate about 30 Euro per week to cover food/ wifi/board, etc.
We have had multiple overseas medical students come to GCS for their elective rotations, mostly from the Netherlands, but some from the UK and Australia. We also frequently supervise local residents at the end of their training here.
For your requirements for supervision, it is likely a senior doctor will be around to support you, however if there isn’t, there will most likely be a junior PNG doctor who will be available to supervise you.
If you have read all that and still definitely wish to come to PNG then confirm your dates with us and we can begin the processes.
Many thanks for your application,
With Christian Blessings
Dr Valerie Archer