Chinese Medical Work Experience Projects
from £1245 GBP
Medical practice in China isn't divided into conventional practices and the ‘alternative’ or ‘complimentary’. What makes medical work experience in China so unique is that traditional forms of Chinese medicine are combined with more conventional western techniques and a more holistic approach to patient care and health is adopted.
Like our other medical placements how much you can do is dependent on your previous experience. You will be assigned a supervisor in one of our partner hospitals in Beijing who will discuss which areas of medicine you are interested in, arrange a programme for you and be on hand to offer any support needed.
The structure of your programme will depend on your past experience, areas of interest and language skills but many of our volunteers start their projects in a hospital for disabled children, where our physiotherapy volunteers are also based. This gives you the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ and also gain first hand experience of how treatments such as massage therapy are used alongside more conventional techniques. You will then move on to a larger community hospital which will provide the opportunity to spend time with doctors and nurses in a variety of different medical fields.
This is perhaps the most unique programme that we can offer the budding medic at Global Volunteer Projects. Whereas the clinics you will spend time in will be modern, many of the techniques and practices will date back down the ages and this really will be the opportunity to see medicine in a completely new and fascinating way.
This project is not just for budding medical students, this programme may also be suitable for those about to study:
- 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 our programmes includes 10 basic Chinese lessons and these will be conducted during free time in the evenings. Not only is learning some Chinese incredibly useful, we also feel that it is important in understanding a bit more about Chinese culture.
Additional months are £695
All the time
This placement would suit:
This placement suits 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?
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Joining Global Volunteer Projects is as much about learning as it is about giving. As well as gaining work experience on journalism and medical projects, you’ll learn the local language and immerse in the local culture - maybe drumming in Ghana, or yoga in India. Teaching, conservation, orphanage placements also available.