Lautoka Hospital Lautoka, Fiji

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Set in a tropical paradise, Lautoka hospital is a popular destination for elective students (particularly from New Zealand and the United Kingdom). It is a government run hospital, which accepts a number of local medical students on electives; these students are generally given priority of electives and international students may find that their chosen speciality is not available when they arrive at the hospital, although students are offered a choice from the departments that do have elective spaces available.

Although one of the largest hospitals in Fiji, international students may find that the hospital is less well-equipped than western hospitals and it has been commented that a lot of the practice is similar to General Practice in the United Kingdom. However, students will be exposed to patients with tropical diseases and so will need to be confident in their abilities to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.

Electives in Fiji are organised through the Fiji School of Medicine (FSMed), a school of the Fiji National University, and are between four and six weeks for international students, although longer clerkships may be available for a fee.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Funding Status Public
Hospital Setting Urban
Number of Beds 348

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