Cambodian Medical Work Experience Projects
from £995 GBP
to £1195 GBP
Our medical projects in Cambodia are based in the capital city Phnom Penh and the rural district of Takeo. Most of the hospitals suffer from a severe lack of funding. As a result, the hospitals will be unlike any that you will find at home.
These projects are mainly aimed at people hoping to become doctors and nurses. The programme will give you a real insight into the challenges faced by medical professionals when money isn't available.
The hospitals lack much of the equipment that doctors and nurses take for granted at home. X-ray machines, ultra-sound scanners, ECG machines are all in limited supply because the hospital simply can't afford them. Furthermore, medicine in Cambodia is operated on a pay as you go basis, if you can't afford the medicine, you don't get it, even if the drugs are available.
This programme is therefore, a unique opportunity for you to work with doctors and nurses, shadow them on ward rounds or observe them in theatre and see how they practise medicine when faced with these challenges. The standard of medical care really does differ to what we're used to at home.
You will also witness the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that we just don't see at home. Tropical diseases such as malaria and typhoid are common as are conditions relating to poor sanitation like dysentery and giardiasis.What's Included
- UK support (including predeparture information on your placement and accommodation)
- Airport pick-up
- Local induction
- Culture and language course (where applicable)
- Local overseas support
- Food (in project accommodation)
Accommodation on your project will be with either local families or in group accommodation that we rent. You exact accommodation depends on the number of volunteers and your project.
All accommodation is checked by our overseas staff and host families vetted. If you don’t feel comfortable in your accommodation, do please let us know as soon as possible and our overseas staff will do their best to make you more comfortable.
However, please keep in mind that you will be living in lesser economically developed countries so please don’t expect the same standards as home. Access to running water, electricity and other things that we take for granted WILL be limited but we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best that’s possible.Weekends
The cost of the programme in Cambodia includes language lessons. Language is an integral part of Cambodian culture so learning a bit about the language will give you more of an insight into the Cambodian way of life.
Weekends are free and volunteers are usually based in the same area around Takeo which means that you can easily go travelling at weekends. Our main base in Takeo is only a short distance away from the capital City Phnom Penh and some other fantastic weekend trips.
Additional months are £595
All the time
This placement would suit:
Those who would like to make their applications to medical school really stand out. These placements are ideal for those hoping to study medicine or the subject allied to medicine, including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and other subjects.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
food, airport pickup
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