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Medical Internship in Nepal
Medical Internship in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical Internship in Nepal

Trip Highlights

  • Intern under professionals in local hospitals/clinics in Kathmandu and get a practical experience of the healthcare industry 
  • Responsibilities at the project include assisting the doctors, shadowing/observing everyday treatment
  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, checking blood pressure and maintaining records  
  • Work with fellow interns/medical professionals who come down from the different part of the worlds 
  • Work during weekdays. Weekends are free to explore the Himalayan country and neighboring famous sights

Overview

Overview

Medical Internship in Nepal is an ideal platform for overseas students from pre-med, medical, and nursing backgrounds. Students joining this program will be placed at local hospitals, both private and government, and medical clinics. The interns will be put under the guidance of professional doctors and nursing staff and they will get to observe and learn about the medical practices in Nepal. This will provide an immense boost to the medical career of the interns while giving an edge to them over their peers back in college.

Medical interns will be paired with local doctors and nurses where they get hands-on clinical experience and get to observe the healthcare system in Nepal. The Healthcare Program is ideally suited for Pre-medical and medical students who need to gain valuable experience which will be beneficial for their medical careers.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Interns must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the internship. As an intern, you should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Medical interns must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Pre Med, Medical, Nursing students and CNA’s can join the program. All students must adhere to professional attire while at the hospitals. 


Intern Roles & Responsibilities

Intern Roles & Responsibilities

The tasks assigned to the interns will be strictly on the basis of the level of their education and experience. While pre-med students would mostly be observing the doctors and the staff, 3rd and final year medical as well as nursing students can get hands-on experience depending upon their level of work experience and understanding; such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, measuring blood pressure, fever, etc. A list of daily routine of the intern volunteers includes general tasks as given below:
  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, etc.
  • Shadow the Doctors on critical surgeries and operations.
  • Being involved in the daily procedures of the hospital.
  • Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors.
  • Maintaining files.
  • Routine patient check-ups like measure Blood pressure, check fever.

Intern Work Schedule

Intern Work Schedule

Volunteers joining the medical internship program in Nepal will be accommodated with a host family or at a volunteer house. Both the arrangements are located close to the placement facility and are provided with meals. A typical schedule while volunteering in Nepal  goes like;
Sunday - Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Monday - Orientation session by the local coordinator covering topic areas; such
  • as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and more. This will be followed by a visit to the placement facility in the company of the local coordinator to get introduced to the placement and the Inmates.
  • Tuesday to Friday - Volunteer work
  • Breakfast - 08:00 am onwards
  • Volunteer at placement - 09:00 am to 12:30 pm and 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
  • Lunch -  01:00 pm (will be provided at the accommodation)
  • Dinner - 07:00 pm
  • Weekends - Free to explore the city (Lunch is not provided on Fri/Sat/Sunday)

The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.


Living

Living

It is our duty to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, so the moment you land in Nepal we take care of you. From arranging airport transfers to providing you a comfortable accommodation, clubbed with meals of your choice plus assisting with weekend tours, we try to serve you the best.

Airport Transfer

Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by a member of the local coordinating staff. Those volunteers who will be already in Nepal will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided on a shared basis at a homestay/host family accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation is managed by the local program coordinator.In case there is no availability at the volunteer accommodation, then volunteers are also provided accommodation at a guest house as well. Depending on the availability you would be assigned your accommodation. Both the home stay and guest house accommodation are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity and all basic amenities available. The accommodations have hot water showers for winters and wifi internet is available. Private rooms are available at guest house at extra charges as well. 

Orientation

An orientation and briefing will be provided by your local program coordinator. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Start your volunteering experience by taking the 1 week Language Culture Orientation week in Kathmandu.

Meals

Two Nepalese meals (Breakfast and Dinner) will be provided to all volunteers and interns depending on your work schedule.Breakfast typically consists of Bread, Butter, Jam, Sandwich, Tea etc.Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice,Vegetables,Chicken and meat etc.The staple meal for most Nepalese people is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari).If you have any special dietary requirements, you can let us know in advance and we can try our best to accommodate that. 

During your Free Time

On the weekends volunteers usually head out to Chitwan National Park to do a Safari trip or to the beautiful town of Pokhara. On the weekdays, evenings are free and volunteers usually hang out at Thamel which is a famous backpacking touristy area with numerous cafes and restaurants or explore some of the most famous attractions of Kathmandu.


Dates

Dates

2024

January

07

21

February

04

18

March

03

17

April

07

21

May

05

19

June

02

16

July

07

21

August

04

18

September

01

15

October

06

20

November

03

17

December

01

15

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Costs

Costs

2 Weeks £502
3 Weeks £689
4 Weeks £867
5 Weeks £1046
6 Weeks £1224
7 Weeks £1394
8 Weeks £1564
Extra Week £204

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  •  24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
  •  Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  •  Pick up from the airport
  •  Orientation 
  •  Food (2-3 times a day)
  •  Accommodation 
  •  Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Airfare
  • Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Local Transportation
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations

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