Medical internships are a great way to expand your work experience in the medical field while on your gap year. Medical internships mainly involve shadowing, observing and (occasionally) assisting the doctors and medical professionals who work in the hospital. This allows volunteers to have the opportunity to see how other medical professionals from other countries deal with illness from diagnosis through to treatment.
Medical volunteer opportunities differ for those at different stages of their careers. Qualified medical volunteers such as doctors and nurses generally assist with administering medical treatment, developing resource materials and supporting the local pharmacies. Medical students spend their days observing the doctors and nurses in the wards and undertake some tasks under careful supervision. Pre-med students spend most of their time observing and will often assist in the childcare facility attached to the hospital giving general care.
Medical volunteer opportunities are based in both city and rural locations in most countries around the world. If you would like to take part in a medical internship abroad on your gap year then scroll through our product listings and contact someone who can help you.
Contribute to the medical welfare of remote communities and live in unspoilt African wilderness. Assist the resident doctor and nurses to provide primary healthcare to the local community.
Volunteering on a medicine and healthcare project will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.
Volunteers on our physiotherapy placement provide support to patients and staff in the developing world.
Our Medical volunteers in Japan usually work in busy Red Cross hospitals, getting to observe everything from nursing to brain surgery, while living in a beautiful and fascinating country.
You can volunteer on a Nursing or Midwifery placement in one of the many hospitals, clinics, orphanages and care centres that we work with overseas and gain practical experience.
Do you have a passion for midwifery and assisting mothers in need of assistance at this vital time? We are looking for those with a background in obstetrics to help on our programs.
Be it a clinical internship, a research position or public health project, participating in the practice of medicine in a different culture will give you invaluable insight for your career!
Do you have a passion for healthcare? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world experience on medical based projects around the world!
Offer vital medical and healthcare assistance in a rural Zulu village of South Africa, which is known for it’s amazing beauty and incredible wildlife experiences!
We offer medical electives in a major hospital in Colombia, that contains a range of doctors who are fluent in English, enabling us to offer electives with only a basic Spanish requirement.