Medical Nurse EMT Programs Nepal Kathmandu Abroaderview.org
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Central Development Region
We offer programs suitable for pre-medical/nursing students and also for medical students in community clinics and a teaching hospital in Kathmandu. Pre-medical/nursing students are placed in a community clinic, in Kathmandu. This is a primary care walk-in clinic, which sees a wide variety of out patients. Approximately 150–200 patients are seen each day, which includes those for immunizations, wound dressings, family planning, etc. Common complaints involve GI and respiratory ailments, muscle and joint pain, skin infections. The building is a four-story complex with the clinic on the main floor. There is a consultation room for outpatients, a primary care room and a private OB/GYN room. The first floor consists of lab facilities, x-ray, dark room, a small operation theater, and physical therapy. The second floor houses the ultra-sound room, the optometry facilities, the dental room and the medical storage room. The upper floor has the DOTS delivery facility, the kitchen, the offices and board room. Initially volunteers will spend their time shadowing and observing physicians at the clinic. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to speak and interact with patients where possible. If volunteers wish to spend time in a particular department they are welcome to discuss this with their supervisor. This program is ideal for pre-meds who wish to gain some knowledge about how medicine is practiced in a third world country. *Administrative fee of $100 per month is collected for all medical placements.
Medical students are welcome at a Children's Hospital. Applicants must go through a referral (documentation) process and registration + a $200 administrative cost will need to be paid. As a volunteer in this program you will be surrounded by a supportive and friendly group of medical staff committed to bringing quality and accessible health care to the people of Nepal. Its rapid growth ensures a wide variety of possible projects available for the prospective volunteer- everything from observing local doctors to developing your own self initiated project. You will gain first-hand experience of many tropical diseases and common health problems of a developing country. Volunteers will also be posted to the out-patient departments and the casualty rooms where they could see a variety of clinical cases. Medical students are requested to bring their own stethoscope and white coat. *One month minimum requirement, work schedule is 6 days a week, 8hrs per day.
How To Apply
You select your travel dates. Program fees based on 7 night increments (example 1 month is 28 nights = 4 weeks) Fill out the online application form. Submit your $120 deposit in 7 days. We accept personal Check, Money Order, Credit Cards or Paypal in US currency. (this reservation fee is included in the total price of the program) Email, fax or mail us a copy of your resume/CV. Since we do not know you, or your interests, we found that a resume/CV can provide enough information to allow for a successful placement.