Medical Internship in Bangkok is a great rewarding opportunity for medical and pre medical students to gain international work exposure. Interns under this program are paired with a team of professional doctors and nursing staff and shadow and observe them in their daily tasks and procedures.
The hospitals where the interns are placed have a wide variety of departments and services available.Interns may be able to pick different centers and clinical areas of the hospital to focus their work on or to spend supplemental time in.Interns would also need to send in a letter of motivation and recommendation from university, which is required by the hospital before they begin with their medical internship in Thailand.
Interns need to give a list of preferred departments from the following available departments:
The hospital cannot ethically allow individuals without the proper experience, education and certifications to actively participate in medical procedures they are not able to conduct. Most interns only observe or help out with very minor tasks. 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, final year medical as well as nursing students may be granted a higher level of access depending upon their level of work experience and understanding. A list of daily routine of the intern volunteers includes general tasks as given below:
Interns joining the medical internship program in Thailand, Bangkok are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate time-lines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
The same volunteer work schedule continues for the coming weeks
Weekends : Free to explore the city and indulge in some great weekend activities in Bangkok
Note: Please note, the above schedule is a general schedule and can change.
VolSol ensures that all our international volunteers are provided the same comfort as they get at their homes. We ensure that your stay, meals and other personal requirements are looked after well.
All international volunteers are required to arrive on Friday in Bangkok. Pick up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport is available between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are requested to wait at the airport if there is a time difference between the pick-up hours and arrival of flights. Also, volunteers who are already in Bangkok or arriving at Don Mueang Airport will be picked from the airport, their local stay, hostel or hotel. Make sure you inform us in advance.
During the weekend an extensive orientation session is held. Volunteers are taken for the tour of the local area and visits to Victory Monument and Chatuchak Market. Detailed information about the activities would be provided after the enrolment in your respective programs. During this session, volunteers would be familiarized with local transportation, currency, culture and utility shops in the area. After their sessions, volunteers are again free to get their personal belongings and work done.
Medical interns will be provided with accommodation at a backpackers' hostel (The Yard Hostel), which is very close to our office in Bangkok. The closest BTS Sky Train Station is just about 8 minutes walk, and it's the most convenient means of transport while in the city. Volunteers will be accommodated in 4 bedroom dorms, where they'll have to share with other travelers. The hostel has a very happy vibe and it'll be a good place to connect with other travelers.
In case someone wants to upgrade to a private room, they'll have to pay roughly $30 extra per night. So, this may work well for couples, but be too expensive for individuals.
Interns would have an option to stay at accommodation close to the hospital placements. However, this would be at an additional $100 per week for a twin sharing room. This is just an option for participants who want to stay close to the hospital placement. Alternatively, they can continue to stay at The Yard Hostel.
Interns are provided breakfast at the hostel accommodation and lunch is at the project site. For dinner, participants can explore the endless food joints in Bangkok, or just walk around Khao San Road, savoring whatever they would like to try!
During your Free Time
All the volunteers and interns in Bangkok have weekends free as well as evenings are free during the weekdays. You can head out to the beach destinations of Phuket, Pattaya or Koh Samui on the weekends and during the weekdays explore Bangkok city. Bangkok has a lot to offer for everyone and there are plenty of options to explore.
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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. All interns must provide additional documents such as Resume/CV, statement of motivation, list of preferred departments and letter of recommendation at least one month prior to joining the internship. Interns need to be a current student or recent graduate of a medical studies program to be accepted. This includes pre-med, medical school, nursing, public health, pre-nursing students.
As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee of $250. You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments. However, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.
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