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India Medical Internship

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India Medical Internship

Experience a varied and in-depth internship from which you will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the challenges facing the medical professionals in a country such as India.

Prices from US$2,145

A land of sensory overload, cultural  and economic extremes, and extraordinary beauty and mystery, India has become one of the most desirable destinations to travel and volunteer. Its sheer size, and dynamic, complex population combine with fascinating wildlife and a mystical and pervasive heritage filled with tales of ancient gods, kings and queens, to make it a place that will transform your perspectives and realign your priorities.

If you are embarking on a career in medicine, then this project is the perfect work place experience for you. With a wide range of healthcare activities you can be sure of a varied and in-depth internship from which you will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the challenges facing the medical professionals in a country such as India. Based in Goa you will also have the opportunity to explore a beautiful city with a rich historical and cultural background and this placement will ensure you get the most out of your time in India with a wide range of experiences, and you will return with a multitude of memories that will remain with you forever.

  

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Transform your perspectives and realign your priorities!
  • Delve into the thrilling culture of India
  • Gain vital and satisfying work experience of general healthcare practices

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age - 20
  • Intermediate level of English 
  • Up to date CV
  • Ideally suited to medical students, and even qualified doctors and nurses
  • Please aim to apply at least 8 weeks before your intended start date, although late applicants can usually be accommodated

FAST FACTS

Location Goa, India
Activities Varies according to experience
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers and in-transit accommodation
Project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

This placement is ideally suited to medical students, and even qualified doctors and nurses, with a good command of both written and spoken English, and any related experience will of course be advantageous. There is the possibility of customising the work programme to suit your area of expertise and study, and also your individual preferences as well.

Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of India through a dedicated orientation week. Taking in local sites of special interest, cooking lessons, basic language classes, and possibly your first taste of yoga and meditation, you will learn practices that are central to Indian philosophy and way of life. Following this wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings, you will receive your briefings for the volunteer work to begin.

Following your orientation week you will receive basic job training and start in a number of different departments. This will introduce you to general healthcare practices and the work culture of India, and ensure you derive the greatest benefit from the subsequent weeks. You will then be stationed within a specific department and you will assist both the local doctors and nurses in the daily work programme. The most successful volunteers will display willingness, open-mindedness and flexibility, and will be keen to involve themselves at every possible opportunity.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will need to arrive at Goa Airport on the Sunday, where you will be met by a member of local staff. They will then take you to your accommodation where you will be based for the duration of your stay.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will find your accommodation to be basic, but of course clean and comfortable. The rooms will be single sex and shared, and participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and use resources with restraint, and to help by keeping the living areas clean and tidy. The doors and windows are not mosquito-proofed, so don't forget your mosquito net!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All three meals during the day will generally be taken together and will be typical of the region. Breakfast will vary from rice to Indian breads, and lunch and dinner will include a range of Indian dishes, characterised by rice, vegetables and sauces. You should be prepared for some of the food to be spicy, it being India after all, but you will find that there are tastes to suit all palates.
 

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In your free time, or after your placement has finished, you may have the opportunity to engage in a number of cultural and adventure activities.  Attend Bollywood festivals and theatre performances, explore remote villages and visit magnificent ancient temples, test your nerve as you rock climb high above coffee and tea plantations and spot tigers and monkeys from the back of an elephant as you trek through the jungle.

COSTS

4 weeks US$2,145

Extra week US$495

DEPARTURE DATES

This project begins on the first and third Monday of every month, you will need to arrive on the Sunday ready to begin your project.

DURATION

From four weeks

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Free Frontier T-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Project orientation
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Bangalore (BLR)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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