Join our medical internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia in Phnom Penh where you can gain practical experience for your medical or nursing career. While volunteering at the National Pediatric Hospital, your coordinator will introduce you to your tasks and responsibilities at the clinic.
According to your experience, you can do valuable practical work and also broaden your experience, as you are working alongside the nurses and doctors. During your internship at the hospital, you’ll gain insights in the work of several departments.
Gain valuable experience as a medical or nursing student at the Pediatric Hospital
In order to join the medical internship in Cambodia, you need to have completed at least one year of medical school, nursing school or related training. With three years or more practical experience, you may even do some work in the surgery department.
The History of the Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh
From 1974 to the early 1975, World Vision International (WVI) led by Dr. Stene Moh Niham constructed an L-shaped building be a pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, on 17th April 1975, the Khmer Rouge came into power and took control over Phnom Penh. As a result, the building was completely closed and left the hospital in the process.
Inauguration of the National Pediatric Hospital
On 7th January 1979, the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed. One year later, the Ministry of Health and World Vision International renovated and officially opened the hospital on 15th October 1980, named as Central Pediatric Hospital.
At that time, there was only a doctor, Dr. Ho Bon Hon, who was then appointed to be the very first director of the hospital and to work with four staffs from WVI: two doctors, one laboratory technician, and a nurse. There were also total 54 hospital staffs that were nurses and administration officers. Last but not least, there were only 75 beds at that time, yet currently the hospital has 150 patient beds.
In 1983, many children in Cambodia surprisingly were in danger of a Malaria outbreak that had never happened in the country for decades. However, the Central Children’s Hospital prevented the illness and rescued thousands children lives even during the tough Cambodian civil war.
In 1991, the Central Pediatric Hospital changed its name to National Pediatric Hospital, which is also a first national level Pediatric hospital in Cambodia.
How to participate as an intern at the Pediatric Clinic
Visit our page with all the project details of medical volunteering in Cambodia, and sign up for this exciting and valuable experience.
If you are specializing in pediatric medicine, have a look at our medical internship in Nepal, at the Pediatric Clinic of Kathmandu.
Moreover, there are plenty more opportunities for healthcare volunteering in many countries available.
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