Dentistry Work Experience Internship - Madurai
from £875 GBP
to £1945 GBP
This is an excellent project in the heart of Madurai at a state-of-the-art dental practice. A great opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably from what you're used to in your home country. The experience you gain will also be an invaluable entry on your CV or resume. You don't need any qualifications to do this placement but the dentist/owner of the practice does require you to have a passion for helping others.
Within the dental practice you will take care of the patients, work with the dental hygienist and help with counselling. You will also have the opportunity to go out with the mobile unit and assist the team with educating the school children on the importance of oral hygiene and teaching them preventative measures. You will also get involved with screening for diseases.
Your working hours are usually subject to a shift rota. When you work at the clinic you will have one session in the morning and one in the evenings, Monday to Fridays only. You will have the afternoon off to rest or explore the city! However you will need to be flexible when you go out with the mobile unit as your hours will vary day to day.
Our dentistry work experience placement is based in the delightful and bustling town of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The owner of the dental practice trained in England and he has achieved many awards for services to dentistry. He is dedicated to serving the public and in particular helping the poor and needy. Not only does he have a state of the art surgery, he also has a well equipped mobile unit that goes out every day to promote oral hygiene awareness. The mobile unit also visits the government schools in Tamil Nadu to give free treatment to the students. Recently they launched their own brand of toothpaste!
The areas that the dental practice specialises in are:
- Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
- Endodontics & Conservative Dentistry
- Oral & Maillofacial Surgery
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into beautiful India and it's fascinating culture.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Your accommodation could comprise of either staying with a host family or living in a Travellers flat. In either accommodation you may share a room with another Travellers volunteer. The accommodation you’ll be allocated to will depend on which project you’re doing and the number of volunteers there at the same time as you. However, if you have a preference for either a host family or staying in a flat, we will do our best to accommodate you.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
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This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference, who want first-hand experience of real Indian culture and who have initiative. You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience to do this placement but the dentist/owner of the practice does require you to have a passion for helping others. You can also learn Tamil while you’re there!
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“My volunteering project in India couldn’t have gone any better. It was a complete learning and life experience for me every day I was there. I have made friends and contacts for life, people I intend on visiting again, including my project placement. I spent one month in Madurai with a host family and attended my project 6 days a weeks.”
“As this was my first view at dentistry in another country I spent most of my time observing the dentist and his team at work. This was extremely beneficial to my studies and since coming back to England and working in a dentists I am able to see the similarities and differences in the way everybody works. The fast pace of India life was shown through the speed of dental work and I was amazed with the final results. To say I was speechless on many occasions would be quite correct-I often couldn’t quite believe my eyes!”
“I’ll keep the memories of the location, people, life and culture in my many photographs and memories forever! I can’t wait to go back again!”
~ by Hannah Fullerton
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