As a medical intern you will be able to observe the challenges facing local staff and communities. You will be able to see a range of illnesses and ailments common in the developed world but also challenges presented by regional ailments. You will shadow local medical professionals who will share their diagnosis, treatment and experiences with you.
The role of the volunteer depends largely on their skills and experience. Medical students, duties may include administering medication, giving vaccinations, taking vitals and providing general health care, shadowing lead practitioners and providing assistance on daily routines. Those with specialist skills can be placed as required in areas including: Urology, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Pharmacy, dentistry, ER, mobile clinics and General Practitioners.. Your competence will be monitored by the local team and feedback given to you regarding your progress. Please be aware that any treatment will be at the discretion of the local team and will be determined by the skills, aptitude and attitude displayed during your placement.
If you do have focus in a specific area of medicine, then please let us know and we will place you in line with that. Some electives are designed to provide hands on experience to students prior to graduating.