Medical and nursing students often ask to join Mercy Ships as an elective session or to get exposure/experience in a developing country, however; we are unable to accommodate these requests because the majority of the positions in the hospital require a current license and we do not have personnel or bed space on board currently to facilitate these opportunities.

There are positions which do not require a license (such as Hospital Sterilizer or Hospital Supply Assistant), but often they do not meet a medical or nursing student’s objectives.