Internship posted by: Volunteer Service Nepal
Posted on: December 23, 2012
VOLUNTEER SOCIETY NEPAL offers a MEDICAL/ HEALTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM for premedical and medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and paramedic and public health students to take part in our health / medical internship program within the country who are really eager to serve the many unprivileged Nepali people and take a great working experience in health sector in Nepal.
Volunteers will be involved in one or more of the following programs:
Working in the Health Post/ Clinic/ Hospital
Health students will be assigned to clinic, health post, community hospital, hospital and other health institutions in Nepal. These are run by the government, local community and VSN in both rural and urban settings. VSN health internship program provides health students to get hands on clinical work experience with experienced health assistants, doctors, nurses or some combination within. Your daily work will include helping to perform the health staffs' job. It will also involve researches of common diseases and health issues. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the basic medication system in Nepal. The work will be daily, 3 to 5 hours, 6 days a week.
The Health institutions provide health services to the poor and marginalized people in the community and students will observe and practice following activities:
Health Post Based Activities
Maternal And Child Health Care
Under 5 health post based delivery
Normal home and health post based delivery
Identification and referal of high risk preganancy
Family Planning Services
General OPD Services
Dressing and injection
TB dots clinic
VSN conducts regular health camps in different places regularly, Part of medical / health internship program will be deployment to work in health camps for a predetermined amount of time: 1 day to 3 days. (students will work with their Nepali experience medical personnel. The students' responsibilities are to distribute medicine, taking patients' history, general physical checking and consult with citizens about health-care.
Through this Health camp, poor and marginalized people in the community will be provided general health services and students will observe and practice following activities:
-Providing genearal medicines
-Identification and referal if needed
-Education on oral hygiene
-DMPA, COC Pills, condom distribution
Health and Sanitation Awareness
In our medical internship program in Nepal, interested medical students may also get involved in our health awareness program.They will conduct health education on proper health-care and sanitation with women groups, youth clubs, other local organizations and school children. In addition, they will provide HIV/Aids awareness, First-Aid information to the local people in rural villages and thereby providing them with a practical life-skill. Similar awarenss education will be given to children, by Groups, in government schools, lasting from several days to a week in duration. Again, the Groups' major focus will be to educate and mobilize community groups who can then pass the information onto the community at large.