Medical work experience abroad is suitable for medical students and professionals from any medical background or discipline, providing you with invaluable experience. Peru is a great place for medical students to learn a lot as treatment, diagnosis and infrastructure is often very different from Western medicine. Our medical placements are designed to give you structured and supervised medical work experience while also allowing you to experience Peruvian culture, so it’s the perfect immersive travel experience. We can organise medical volunteering placements for all areas of medicine, but we particularly specialise in providing great placements in midwifery, physiotherapy, doctor’s assistant and malnutrition.
Our medical volunteer program allows you to learn about healthcare and medicine on an international level.
Working with local doctors and Peruvian patients in local clinics and hospitals will give you real-life experience and learning opportunities that will enhance your career while also broadening your horizons to medical problems in South America.
Our medical volunteering program is based in the vibrant and bustling city of Cusco, Peru. The experience will allow you fully immerse yourself in a whole new culture whilst gaining essential work experience to develop in your chosen medical discipline. Taking your medical elective abroad will give you the chance to work in clinics and hospitals a structured and supervised environment whilst getting the opportunity to travel, sightsee and meet new like-minded people along the way.
This medical volunteer and internship program in Peru is particularly suitable to those who can speak some Spanish. This program has a minimum duration of 4 weeks.
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What is involved
While on your placement in Cusco, you’ll work under the supervision of experienced medical professionals with the full support of our team throughout the program. Working in local Peruvian clinics and hospitals from, you’ll work alongside doctors, nurses and medical staff to treat a variety of patients. You’ll have the opportunity to treat and interact with the local people in your designated area, really being able to make a difference within the local communities of Cusco and the surrounding area. The placements are from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, so there is also plenty of opportunity to travel too.
We offer a variety of medical placements to suit all disciplines. These include doctor’s assistant, malnutrition reduction programs, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy. The midwifery and nursing placements can be combined to provide a more in-depth program to suit your needs.
Our Medical Volunteer programs are suitable for professionals and med students in medical field such as Nursing, Pediatrics, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetics, Biochemistry, Dentistry, ENT, General Surgery, Maternity & Midwifery. There is a minimum requirement of 4 weeks on this medical program.
Combine Spanish classes with your placement!
To get the best out of this program we highly recommend taking individual or group Spanish classes.
We offer a 4 weeks Medical Internship with an element of travel. Along with your medical placement, your internship will include a group Spanish course(for 15 hours a week and 60 hours total) and exciting weekend trips to Sacred Valley, Maras and Moray, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu (by train). Email us if you are interested in this.
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