Hospital Medical Work in Cambodia

Samraong, Cambodia

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15 people
Code: 24
Health Education and Public Services, Internships
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Give back to the community and gain work experience by helping out at a rural hospital in Samraong.

During this project, you will be working in a hospital that aims to provide affordable health treatment to the local community. Unfortunately, the hospital remains understaffed with a lot of help needed in various areas. Aside from helping out, you will gain work experience abroad, learn from the long-term staff as well as experience a new country and culture!


The hospital where you will be working aims to offer affordable health treatment to all the inhabitants of Samraong. Unfortunately, the hospital is inundated with patients who cannot receive assistance due to a shortage of staff.

At this project, you will be able to develop your pre-existing medical understanding and help deter the problem that the understaffed hospital faces. Furthermore, the you will be able to absorb knowledge, information and experience from the existing medical staff at the hospital whilst working abroad.

You will begin by observing and monitoring hospital practices, carrying out daily tasks and helping out where needed. After this, you will have an opportunity to progress to a more "hands on" role at the hospital.

A variety of options are available for those on this medical placement. Depending on your level of skill and experience, we will find the correct role for you in which we can fully optimize your abilities allowing you to contribute as much as possible to the hospital. We are able to offer you with daily roles as nurses and doctors if you are experienced.

In accordance with Cambodian law, this program will be supervised by a registered doctor.

Hospital Details
  • Bed capacity of 120 beds
  • Staff includes 15 doctors, 36 nurses and 2 midwives
  • A maternity ward facility is available
  • This hospital is known as a level 2 hospital. We call it “CPA 2”, which means: Completed Package Activity 2. Some diseases can't be treated here so they need to transfer these patients to other hospitals that are on level 3
  • Only emergency operations happen here, such as: appendectomy and cesarean section
  • A free HIV testing facility was recently added
  • There are some diseases/cases that require patients to be transferred to other hospitals. For example: cancer, diabetes, meningitis, and serious traffic accidents

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
  • Offer affordable health treatment to the inhabitants of Samraong
  • Give you invaluable, practical experience in medical work abroad
  • Assist the local staff by lending an extra hand
  • Develop your teamwork and medical skills through exchange of knowledge and practical work
Monday to Friday

You can expect to work from 08:00 - 1700, with a lunch break at around 11:00. Your tasks and activities will vary based on your skill level and qualifications.

The activities for this program are highly flexible and also largely depend on the needs and requirements at the time.

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

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Arrival

Required qualification:        Medical Background

Additional Requirements
  • You must have at least one year of medical training or related work experience
  • You will need to bring a copy of your qualification certificates
  • You must have at least one year of medical training or related work experience
  • You will need to bring a copy of your qualification certificates
Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

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

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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