As a medical student or nurse you probably want to broaden your experience as a medical volunteer abroad. While patients and doctors in your home country are blessed by the advanced medical system, there is still lack of proper healthcare in third world countries, Considering the disadvantages patients in foreign countries often face, your help as a medical volunteer abroad is so important. Whether you choose to cure patients of infectious deseases or contribute in health education, people will be thankful! Volunteering on healthcare also helps to tune your diagnostic and clinical skills.
A few areas, where you can help as a medical volunteer are AIDS prevention, health awareness and clinical internships. You can even participate ina medical internship at a Pediatric Clinic in Nepal, or a dental internship in Cusco, Peru.
After all, health promotion includes working with therapy as well, including wellness coaching, occupational therapy or yoga! There are so many opportunities to help people in foreign countries and to gain valuable experience for your medical career!
We have selected some of the best medical volunteer abroad programs, in several countries including Brazil, India, Thailand, Nepal, Ethiopia and Peru. The medical health promotion volunteer program is ideal for students who want to get hands on experience on the field or for professionals who want to dedicate their time and skills to help local communities. You can choose, if you go for a medical internship at a clinic, like the internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu, or if you want to work with health awareness. Recently, we have even added a program on Wellness Coaching, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
If you are considering a career in the health or medical field, our medical and health promotion volunteer projects are perfect to gain experience in the field working alongside local healthcare professionals and/or healthcare education to local communities. Volunteers may be placed in different settings according to their qualifications and the country they pick.
Programs are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers. However, healthcare volunteers will be placed according the their specific experience and qualification levels. It is an excellent opportunity for medical students to learn and gain experience in the field.