Visiting International Students Electives | LNH

Visiting International Students Electives (VISE)

Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College (LNH&MC) welcomes medical students from all over the world to enhance their clinical skills by applying for electives during their clinical years of study.The International elective program aims to provide international medical students rich clinical educational opportunities and experiences in the Pakistani healthcare context

Throughout your elective period, you will have the opportunity to learn from our esteemed faculty, collaborate with our talented students, and engage in various activities that provide insight into both our culture and healthcare practices. As you set out on this new journey, keep an open mind and a positive attitude. Embrace new experiences, establish new connections, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. We look forward to seeing you flourish in your clinical experience because we are here to ensure that you will be comfortable here. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the elective, please get in touch with us.

Why Choose Liaquat National Hospital for Your Electives?

For international medical students seeking elective placements, key considerations include the quality of healthcare provided, the level of interaction allowed with patients, the hospital's reputation among local students (which can impact opportunities), and the availability of guidance from experienced faculty.

All our visiting elective students have the same access to patient care opportunities as our regular students, under the supervision of attending physicians. LNH prides itself in being one of the largest tertiary care private hospital in Pakistan. With an influx of hundreds of thousands of patients in our OPDs from not only Pakistan but the neighboring countries as well, the visiting student can rest assured that they will get the requisite clinical exposure as expected. The cutting edge technologies at LNH not only aid in patient care but give an insight to our trainees in adopting the best cost effective health care tools. We are committed to providing you a fun learning experience and looking forward to welcome you at LNH, the place we call home!

Programs offered

Medical & Surgical Specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Chest Medicine
  • Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • E.N.T-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paeds Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Mental Health
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery


  • Full-time medical students in their final year of study ( or going to start their final year) outside Pakistan, in good academic standing
  • Completion of core clerkships prior to start date of approved LNH elective: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and General Surgery. If these clerkships are not listed on your transcript at the time you submit your application, the completion dates must be listed by your dean/Principal in their letter of good standing.
  • Must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to elective start date. You are required to have the proof of following immunization.
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination
    • Hepatitis C Vaccination
    • Covid Vaccination

Elective Calendar

We recommend that you submit your application six months before the start of your chosen elective. The latest you can apply is four weeks prior to the start of the desired elective.
* Please do not submit your application more than six months prior to your earliest elective date.

Academic Year 2024-2025 Dates and Deadlines

Rotation Start Date Rotation End Date Application Deadlines Orientation Day
June 1, 2024 June 30, 2024 May 1, 2024 May 30, 2024
July 1, 2024 July 30, 2024 June 1, 2024 June 30, 2024
August 1, 2024 August 30, 2024 July 1, 2024 July 30, 2024
September 1, 2024 September 30, 2024 August 1, 2024 August 30, 2024
October 1, 2024 October 30, 2024 September 1, 2024 September 30, 2024
November 1, 2024 November 30, 2024 October 1, 2024 October 30, 2024
December 1, 2024 December 30, 2024 November 30, 2024 November 30, 2024
January 1, 2025 January 30, 2025 December 1, 2024 December 30, 2024
February 1, 2025 February 28, 2025 January 1, 2025 January 30, 2025
March 1, 2025 March 30, 2025 February 1, 2025 February 28, 2025
April 1, 2025 April 1, 2025 March 1, 2025 March 30, 2025
May 1, 2025 May 30, 2025 April 1, 2025 April 30, 2025

Scope of the Program

  • During the stay at LNH in the chosen specialty, the visiting student will be exposed to a multicultural, high volume, patient centered care environment.
  • Every visiting student will be assigned a faculty member of the chosen department, who be a “mentor “ and will facilitate all aspects of learning along with continuous feedback
  • LNH&MC has established a “buddy” system for international visiting students to help them get accustomed to the local environment. Buddy will be a student of same level and will facilitate visiting student paired with him/ her.
  • Visiting students during their electives will be the part of the routine medical class, he/she will be expected to attend rounds, clinical meetings, journal club etc and clerk patients in OPD under supervision
  • Elective student will be given opportunity to scrub /assist in surgical cases and expected to follow hospital protocol.
  • LNH&MC aims to ensure full hands on opportunities to its visiting students to enhance their overall learning experience

How to Apply?

a) Create an Account:

  • Register yourself at VISE Portal
  • Submit your application form available after registering.
  • Additional required document (scanned as single PDF file) to be uploaded along with your application s verification from institution (form) etc.

* Submission of an application does not guarantee confirmation of proposed electives

b) Instructions with the form:

  • Please complete the application form linked above and submit in the order listed here.
  • Refer to the List of Electives and application dates; please select three (3) electives and three (3) dates according to priority, and, as stated on the application. List the NAMES of your preferred electives, or your application will be returned.
  • List of Required Documents:
    • Letter of Good Standing signed and dated by school authority in previous 3 months
    • Proof of Prerequisite Core Clerkships (in case it is not available, then it should be mentioned in your letter of good standing that you have completed those rotations or will complete them before your elective start date)
    • One photo graph
    • Copy of passport
    • Attach copy of Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate.
    • Attach proof of the following:
      • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
      • HCV Antibody
      • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (A complete record of Hepatitis B vaccination required, if Hepatitis B Surface Antibody is non-reactive

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If one of the electives you requested is available, you will be informed through email, but providing each step of application updates is not possible.

c) Fees

  • There is a non-refundable application processing fee of $50 USD due at the time of application.
  • Elective fees are $200 USD for a two-week elective, and $300 USD for a four-week elective.
  • Visiting students can spend up to two months for clinical electives
  • Mode of Payment: The application processing Fee and Elective Fee can be submitted via Online bank Transfers. The details are as follows:

*The application fee is non-refundable. Students must ensure eligibility before applying.

Bank Account Details for Online FEE Transfer

Account Title:


Bank Account No:


Branch Identifier:

UBL Bahadurabad Branch (0932)

Bank Name & Address:

United Bank Limited

IBAN number:

PK42 UNIL 0112 0932 1200 0018

Swift code:


Beneficiary Name:


*Please mention Name & ID of student in sender details. You will have to attach proof of the fee payment with your online application form.

d) Visa Application:

Accepted students will be required to obtain a visa in order to visit Pakistan. Students should apply for a visa after receiving the electives approval letter.

Visiting students are required to have an appropriate visa from the Pakistani High Commission in their country. Government of Pakistan has introduced online visa application process.

Your supporting document for visa will be our acceptance letter along with your own personal documents required by NADRA online portal.