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Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

CAMBODIA

MEDICAL WORK EXPERIENCE IN A HOSPITAL IN CAMBODIA

Gain valuable medical work experience while volunteering in a local hospital in Cambodia. Your work will include a wide variety of tasks. The hospital provides affordable health treatment, including a new, free HIV testing facility.

As the hospital is short-staffed owing to the new HIV testing facility, you'll provide much-needed help and at the same time be able to convey your own knowledge to them. You'll also absorb new knowledge and information from the medical staff.

The work is varied and you'll have a variety of options and experiences. Depending on your skill level and experience, we will find the correct role for you in which to fully optimize your abilities and enable you to contribute to the hospital.

 

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Price Full Price List
Duration From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
Start Dates All year round, you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements You should either be studying at university or college, or be qualified.
What's included Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation

Food
Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in Cambodian culture and adding to their medical work experience.
Also available as a summer placement or a short break in Cambodia or South East Asia.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Asia and the Cambodian culture

  • The enormous satisfaction of helping people in a hospital that is struggling with a shortage of staff.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

WORK CONTENT
The hospital you'll work at aims to offer affordable health treatment to the inhabitants of the town on Samrong. The hospital has recently introduced a free HIV testing facility. Consequently they are inundated with patients, which is not helped by the fact that they are under-staffed.

You'll be able to help by transferring your own knowledge and you'll be able to absorb new knowledge and information from the medical staff and the hospital.

A variety of options and experiences are available to you on this medical placement. Depending on your skill level and experience, we will find the correct role for you in which to fully optimize your abilities and enable you to contribute to the hospital.

You'll begin your programme by observing and monitoring daily hospital practices. After this you will progress to a more "hands on" role at the hospital. How 'hands-on' you'll be will depend on your level of study, qualifications or experience.

This specific program is designed to give you the maximum level of interaction in the hospital. In accordance with Cambodian law, this will always be under the supervision of a doctor. The hospital is equipped with the following:

  • There are 84 beds

  • Staff is currently made up of:: 15 doctors, 36 nurses, 2 mid-wives

  • There is a maternity ward

  • This hospital is known as a Level 2 hospital, known as CPA 2, which means Completed Package Activity 2. Some diseases they can't treat here so they need to transfer to other hospitals that are on Level 3.

  • Only emergency operations take place here, such as appendectomy and Cesarean Section.

  • There are some kinds of diseases / cases where the patients need to be transferred to some other hospitals, such as cancer, diabetes, meningitis and serious traffic accidents.

The hospital director and many of the staff have a reasonable level of English. You'll usually also be accompanied with our coordinator, who will ease the process of cultural exchange on both sides.

Volunteering and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. This program is designed for proactive individuals and groups who are prepared to adapt to the local environment and the current needs. Naturally, the scheduling and activities of our program are subject to change. Alterations in activities are mainly due to changes in local conditions, which we believe is part of what makes overseas programs the interesting adventure and incredible learning experience that it is.

Your programme will start with an introduction week where you’ll visit cultural sites in Siem Reap and learn about language and rich culture of Cambodia. It’s a great way to get to the town and everything required to make your stay more comfortable. After Siem Reap you will move on to the location of your programme where the introduction week continues. If your programme is 2 weeks or less you can choose to do a few days or opt out of the introduction week and go straight to your project. Please let your Project Coordinator aware of this upon booking.

Schedule and Activities
Monday-Friday
The schedule for this programme is highly flexible and depends a lot on local needs and your skills. You can expect to accompany the doctor on his rounds at around 7.30 a.m. every morning and be prepared to assist in various tasks based on your own level of experience. The Hospital Director will schedule your programme when a resume and qualification certificates have been received.

Weekends
Weekends are always free on the Hospital Medical programme. You can relax at your Home stay accommodation, take a bicycle into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey Province You could also take a taxi to Siem Reap for the weekend.

Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

ACCOMMODATION:

You will be housed with a local home-stay family in a typical wooden Khmer-style house. You'll share a room with other volunteers. Electricity at the accommodation is available from 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. and life in the family hgome-stay is typically Khmer (e.g. fan in the room, shower and western toilet (but no flush) and no hot water).

FOOD:
All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian fare, including plenty of rice dishes.

A little about Cambodian food:
Cambodian food has generally been influenced by Chinese and French cuisine, and also shares many common dishes with Thai food, although not as spicy. The staple food for Cambodians is rice. Almost every meal includes a bowl of rice, although noodles are also popular. A wide range of curries, soups and stir fried are served with rice. Typically, Cambodians eat their meals with at least three or four separate dishes. A meal will usually include a soup, or samlor, served alongside the main courses. Each individual dish will be either sweet, sour, salty or bitter. Chilli is usually left up to the individual to add themselves.

Khmer cuisine also uses many vegetables, some of which are very unusual, such as different and unusual local varieties of melon, beans and squash. Fish is the most common form of meat in Khmer cuisine, including dried salted fish known as trei ngeat. Getting to taste and know local cooking is one of the many delights of living in a foreign country.

 

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

Volunteer to help children in Cambodia

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!    

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our representative staff who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

  

Gain work experience on a Medical Internship in Cambodia with Travelers Worldwide

Sihanoukville Photo Gallery
Koh Rong Samloem Island Gallery
Phnom-Penh Photo Gallery

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.

Coming soon.

 

This project can also be combined with any of our other projects, or you could even do a second project in a different country in the region, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!

Teach Disadvantaged Children nearSiem Reap in Cambodia

LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

ANGKOR WAT: Surrounded by beautiful rice fields, lakes and jungles Truly one of mankind’s most incredible achievements, this ancient city of temples will take your breath away and leave you traipsing through a mystical magnificent past. Built between 800 - 1200 AD by the Khmer Empire, more than 200 temples have been restored, to some extent enabling you an insight into life from this time. There are more than 1,000 ancient sites of Angkor although several are now almost entirely gone. Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

SIEM REAP: is a lively stop off destination on the South Asia tourist trail! With the flat plane jungle ruins catapulted to fame via Lara Croft just over the outskirts, the town is geared up for travellers and this is no more evident than in ‘Pub Street’ a place to drink beer and make new friends. Siem Reap was a fashionable destination for the 1960’s elite pack wanderers and, according to the Lonely Planet, is once again one of the most popular spots on the planet today having reinvented itself as the heart of Cambodia, scattered with guesthouses, superb food and a steady flow of tourists from near and far.

Although developing fast, Siem Reap retains its charm with colonial, Chinese and old-style French architecture, shady boulevards and a river amidst the upsurge of hotels and new resorts. In the city, you’ll find traditional dance, craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and markets of all kinds! Other local attractions include Angkor National Museum and the Cambodian Cultural Village.

This is a great time to be here. Siem Reap is a place you can get stuck, in the best possible way. The temples of Angkor are to be savoured leisurely and the city to be discovered and enjoyed at any pace you desire!

Although the second main city of Cambodia, the city itself is fairly small and feels more like a town than a city. Most people in this area are farmers. Despite the tourism industry, the people are generally extremely poor, even by South East Asian standards. Silk farming is particularly popular. The local population is 171,800 with Buddhism the major religion and Khmer the local language, although most people speak English and also some French.

There is an International Airport in Siem Reap and a very good bus service connecting to Phnom Penh.

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.




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