Program posted by: Awaiting Angels
Posted on: October 9, 2012
Within this program, Pre-Med students learn from basic medical duties like maintaining files, providing assistance to the reception desk as well as in nurseries, routine patient check-ups, measure blood pressure, body temperature, record patients' height, weight, until to care of the Baby in the Delivery Room.
Medical Students are needed to assist the populations residing in the poorest urban and rural areas to get vaccinations and give speeches about prevention in diseases and others. Also, you may be asked to assist with various procedures such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, helping with taking vital signs of patients, being involved in the daily procedures of medical centres – observing or directly providing various sorts of assistance to existing doctors and nurses.
What kind of skills do I need?
Volunteers must possess some proof of healthcare certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. It's necessary to have an intermediate Spanish level in order to give local people as much help as possible. IMPORTANT: We have to emphasize that our organisation does not offer any placement to volunteer as professionals; neither are permitted to perform major diagnoses or big surgical duties. Volunteers will assist doctors – usually within the capacity of an assistant.
Working hours 5 hours/day - 5 days a week
Spanish level: Intermediate
Locations available: Cusco, Arequipa, Iquitos
Recommended minimum volunteer commitment: 03 weeks
1. Submit our online application form
2. Within 24 hours (Mon - Fri) you will receive our Information Packet containing information regarding your choosen program, location, starting dates and the General Inscription Fee payment details.
3. Upon received your General Inscription Fee you will be officially enrolled in our program then we will send your Volunteering Placement Details.
During all this process we will be very happy to answer all your questions and to supply your requests