Internship posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
Posted on: January 30, 2013
Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in public hospitals and clinics that serve the citizens of Belize, regardless of income. You will gain valuable clinical experience, which will look great for future employers, and you'll be providing valuable help where it is needed most. If you are a pre-med student looking for experience to help you get a feel for clinical work overseas before you start medical school and want to be involved in a formalised appraisal system to help with university credit, rotation and placement requirements, this is a great formal programme that allows you to achieve this. If you do have focus in a specific area of medicine, then please let us know and we will place you in line with that. This elective is designed to provide hands on experience to students prior to graduating.
Interns will receive weekend excursions to local Mayan sites and adventure activities for their 6 week duration.
Why it needs you:
Free public hospitals and clinics are typically underfunded, understaffed and struggling to meet the needs of everyone they care for. Help is needed in all aspects of the running of the clinics, from basic nursing care to surgeries. Volunteers with any sort of medical or health-care background or knowledge are highly valuable. Medical students can get unique and valuable hands-on experience working with patients from communities in a developing country, and the practitioners will support and asses your work to feedback to your school body.
Those with specialist skills can be placed as required in areas including: Urology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Pharmacy, dentistry, ER, mobile clinics and General Practitioners.
San Ignacio, Belize
NB: Volunteers can apply all year round
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