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Medical Internship in Nepal - intern treating a patient
Medical Internship in Nepal - intern treating a patient

Medical Internship in Nepal

Gain work experience in the medical field by shadowing doctors in hospitals in and around Kathmandu.
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    Overview

    During the internship, you will gain experience of a foreign working environment and learn by observing the procedures of the house doctors. The internship can take place in either government, private or community hospitals in and around Kathmandu. This program is aimed at students of medicine or those with a medical background. You will spend your internship in Kathmandu in shadowing doctors, observing medical experts and will be called upon to assist doctors and nurses.

    Cultural Introduction
    The first week of your internship is composed of an introduction to the local culture, customs, dos and don’ts. This week will get you kickstarted into this amazing country located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Not only will you get to learn about the language and lifestyle, but you will also visit see the city and will learn to get around the place on your own.

    During the first 3 days from Monday to Wednesday, you will get to know the life and style of Nepal and learn what to expect during your internship. Your internship coordinator will show you around the city and will give you tips and tricks you must know when in Nepal.

    From Thursday to Friday on your first week, you will receive an academic introduction session before the internship. During these sessions, a professional supervisor will educate you about the local situation and developments surrounding the industry/field in which the internship takes place and prepares the intern for the local work environment/culture.

    What’s included?

    • Guaranteed internship placement with an assigned project and a professional work environment
    • Guaranteed English language speaking person in the working environment plus a local language when applicable
    • Pre-internship personal learning goal and competencies assessment
    • Guidance, Supervision and on the job training
    • Guaranteed 25+ working hours per week
    • Frequent (bi-weekly/monthly) feedback and progress sessions with the hosting company/organization
    • A physical workplace for the intern
    • Welcome and pick-up at the airport
    • Accommodation close to the workplace with a comfortable environment
    • A mandatory introduction week consisting of an intro into the local culture and customs as well as an introduction into the internship placement
    • Meals provided (Please check the location description for more information)
    • 24-hour local support

    Objectives

    • Career development for young individuals, by applying and progressing their skills in a foreign working environment.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues.

    For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here.

    Kathmandu's Durbar Square was severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake, with many buildings destroyed beyond repair.

    For most visitors to Nepal, Kathmandu Valley is the arrival point and the primary focus of the visit. This small, mountain-sheltered valley is the historical center of Nepal, a place where kingdoms rose and fell, where palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and where Nepali art and culture was developed and refined. Rivers and streams interlace with the landscape, the brick-red villages cling to ridges to preserve precious land and even from the bustling centers of each of the cities, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas against the intense blue skies.

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in our pickup time on Sunday between 06:00 and 24:00
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      Monday - Friday

      You will spend the day shadowing doctors and may be called upon to assist doctors and nurses. When there is an operation you get to observe it. Tasks and timings vary depending on the current needs at the hospital. You will be working 25+ working hours per week.

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (1 hour) for flights Saturday or Sunday Morning

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Upgrade to Private Room - 1 week$120
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age20
    • maximum age65
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredYes
    Other Requirements
    • Academic qualifications in the field of Medicine
    • An established background in an affiliated field of study
    • A reference letter authorized by your university or the hospital or clinic you are presently working/studying at.
    • Proof of qualifications and CV/Resume and a copy of your passport sent by email to the local team at least four weeks before beginning the internship
    • Motivation letter including learning goals, expectations and specific placement requests from the intern
    • Copies of certificates of qualifications and academic transcripts
    • Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the hospital. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted
    • Lab coat (white coat)
    • Laptop

    Food

    You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can also choose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.

    Accommodation

    There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Medical Internship

CategoryInternships
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$360/week
Minimum Duration4 weeks

Contact us for availability and further information.

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