Program posted by: Midwife International
Posted on: March 6, 2013
Immerse yourself in a foreign culture while gaining hands-on midwifery skills and knowledge. Our 10-week Midwifery Intensives are open to students of all levels but are intended for entry-level and intermediate students. Participants will be assigned clinical rotations in the hospital, clinic and domestic environments and complimented by case reviews and group-lead book studies. Intensives are designed to help students explore midwifery stewardship, community development and women-centered advocacy.
Southern Cambodia April 12 – June 21, 2013
Participants of our 10-week Midwifery Intensive in Southern Cambodia will gain clinical experience in hospital, birth clinic and mobile outreach settings, while exploring the social and environmental factors that contribute to overall successful maternal health programs. Women's Health Cambodia, our partner clinical site in Cambodia, is an established organization that operates its clinic within the Midwives Model of Care. With the understanding that maternal healthcare issues are set in the larger context of the community, Women's Health Cambodia also focuses on sustainability projects such as sanitation systems, construction of schools, and other community engagement programs, and participants will have the opportunity to explore how these programs contribute to the organization's success.
For the first portion of the Southern Cambodia intensive, participants will focus on a basic skills overview that will rely heavily on book study, group discussion and active observation. For the second portion of the intensive, participants will take a more hands-on role, applying the skills and theory they have learned by acting as as assistant midwives to their preceptors in the field. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to replicate the sustainable model that Women's Health Cambodia has built on mainland Cambodia by assisting to expand the organization's services to a new clinic located on the beautiful Island of Koh Rong. There, the participants will work alongside their host organization to bring the Midwives Model of Care to four remote villages for the first time.
Participants will work closely with their preceptors, Katy Maker, a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 20 years of experience as a midwife (including experience with out of hospital birth), and Roslyn Scott, who has been a practicing midwife since 1986 and has worked extensively in maternity units across Asia as well as in indigenous communities in her home country of Australia. Denise Love, the Cambodia site director, will also be in close contact throughout the experience. Denise is an internationally recognized educator, teaching safe antenatal, birthing, neonatal, breastfeeding and family planning practices. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing, and has been working in Cambodia for the past 18 years.
Textbooks: After the Baby's Birth by Robin Lim; Optimal Care in Childbirth by Henci Goer and Amy Romano; Practical Skills for Midwives by Pam Weaver and Sharon Evans
We welcome students who are already on their path to become a Certified Professional Midwife or Nurse-Midwife, as well as those who know that they want to become a midwife but are still exploring their options.
To apply for the Midwife International Internship Program or Midwifery Intensives: http://midwifeinternational.org/apply-now-midwifery-internship/