The MSIH has affiliation agreements for our fourth year electives in three sites in India. These are
Christian Medical College in Vellore, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in
Sevagram, and St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India.
Christian Medical College and Hospital
In a rural capital of South India, the Christian Medical College has provided healing medicine for more than 100 years. MSIH students learn how to promote community health and provide primary medical care with limited resources. Study areas include community based rehabilitation, nutritional deficiencies, AIDS prevention, and life expectancy indicators.
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
Sevagram is a small village in central India where Gandhi decided to settle, naming the town “village of service” in 1940. The Institute is the first rural medical college in India. The Institute is unique in that students are expected to follow the Gandhian principals of service to the poor while working with the underserved rural population.
St. John's Medical College
St. John's Medical College Hospital is a tertiary medical service center with 1200 beds. It offers specialty services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities to ensure the delivery of holistic patient care. It was established in 1975, twelve years after St. John's Medical College was opened. The mission of the school is to train healthcare professionals to serve in medically-underserved areas of the country. More than 25% of graduates serve permanently in remote areas working to address the needs of these unreached, rural populations.