This important program was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment in Buenos Aires. Volunteers and interns who join this project will be able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor or nurse who they will shadow on daily rounds. Intern responsibilities vary according to their own qualifications, experience and/or comfort level.
Participants with a full medical degree will often enjoy far more access when it comes to administering care and interacting with patients, but it is important to note that most interns only observe or help out with more minor tasks. While every aspect of the internship is carefully monitored by the supervising staff, this program provides far greater opportunity to get this far behind the scenes in a hospital at home – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide quality healthcare to the people of Buenos Aires
- Offer a teaching and overseas medical experience for medical professionals while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labor force
- Improve the health and long term wellbeing of Buenos Aires
- Provide an opportunity for cross cultural exchange
What to Expect
A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:
7:00am Breakfast at the hostel
7:30am Walk or bus to project site
8:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor
8:15am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START
A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.
2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END
2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor
2:30pm Walk or bus back to hostel
Evenings Free time to relax and grab some dinner or explore the sights and sounds of central BA!