Medical Internship in India

Goa, India

From £900

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15 people
21 days
Code: 139
Medical Health Care, Volunteering Abroad
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This placement is the perfect placement for students of a medical background. The hospital is based in Goa. Depending on experience and confidence levels, you will be issued with a day-to-day role at the hospital, with trained English speaking-staff available at all times.

After your orientation week, a formal introduction will be held on your first day at the project. During this day, you will be educated on the history of the hospital and also discuss your direct role during your internship. All participants will spend their first few days shadowing a local (English Speaking) doctor or nurse. During this time, participants will further their understanding of the nature of the hospital and the standard practices of the Indian medical world. Upon completion of your shadowing experience, you will become a regular member of staff, with genuine duties and roles to perform.

The hospital is equipped with an x-ray room, operating theatre, and A&E room, an adult patient’s room, a child patient’s room and a critical ward. Participants will be able to work in all different areas or may choose to focus upon one area for the entirety of their stay. After your first week, you will have a feedback session, during which you can suggest ways to improve the functioning of the hospital and share your ideas and findings with the local staff.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

The aims for the project are to cater to the needs of the local community of Goa. This is done by offering the most effective treatment possible, within the restraints of low resources and financial capacity of the hospital. The hospital also has the objective of improving the health issues of the local community.

Schedule
Monday

If this is your first week, there will be a full introduction with all the staff. At this point, you will also discuss your upcoming direct role at the project. You will be introduced to the equipment and the current operating procedures present at the hospital.

If its not your first week, you will get straight to work in your general tasks and others, depending on the needs of the hospital at the time.

Tuesday to Friday

Depending upon the needs of the hospital at the time, you will assess patients, observe medical procedures, observe in performing surgery and x-rays. The hospital also has regular meetings, which you will attend to discuss how to improve the needs and performance of the hospital.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                20

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • This project is available to those who have enrolled into a university course in any of the medical fields.
  • We require a CV and "Letter of motivation" before being accepted into this placement.
  • A reference letter authorized by your university or the hospital or clinic you are presently working at.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
  • This project is available to those who have enrolled into a university course in any of the medical fields.
  • We require a CV and "Letter of motivation" before being accepted into this placement.
  • A reference letter authorized by your university or the hospital or clinic you are presently working at.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
Additional Equipment
  • Stethoscope.
  • White over coat.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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