Flying Medical Services

Other | Arusha, , Tanzania

Hospital description

This is not an elective!
They give students who are ALREADY on electives in another hospital in Tanzania, the opportunity to fly on a single 3-day bush clinic

Flying Medical Service is a strictly non-profit, volunteer organization, which provides regular preventative, curative and health-related education services. We also do air transport for medical emergencies. They have been based at Arusha airport since 1983 and operate two specially equipped Cessna 206 aircraft.

FMS provides medical transport for people throughout Tanzania regardless of religion affiliation, ethnic background or ability to pay immediately and work in remote areas that are far from regular health care facilities. FMS has full-time staff volunteers who are pilots, one is a doctor.

Note: They do not offer elective placements on its own but students who are already on electives in another hospital in Tanzania get with them the opportunity to fly on a single 3-day bush clinic.


Hospital type Other
Local language Swahili
Funding Status NGO/Charity


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