Our Medical Volunteering In India caters to medical and nursing participants of all levels (enrolled at Medical School or University already) or Pre-med students (planning to start medical school) and provides a comprehensive insight into the medical system of India with immense learning opportunities. From beginners in Year 1 who have an interest (but no experience) in the field, to advanced 5th year students looking for specific specialisations, we have all the bases covered.
Kerala, South India where this Medical Volunteering In India is based a state in India which has a reputation to having India's best public healthcare and medical services, which is remarkable. In recent decades however the dependence on public health care has declined substantially and private sector hospitals are now more prominent.
You will be give an medical placement in the private sector where you will have access to a larger and wider network of medical professionals, range and volume of patients and exposures to comprehensive set of wards and special units that they would not have access to in the public sector.
In Kerala, the private sector hospitals are extremely competitive there is also a greater volume of future doctors and nurses as the sheer volume of patients they get is increasing. We place all medical and nursing students (those who have at least some university experience) at the private hospital in Cochin city, where you get exposure to a wide range of patients and cases available in Kerala, all under the watchful guidance of a professional and caring team of doctors and nurses. Language is also less of a barrier as medical teams are able to converse in English and teach students who are willing to learn.
Medical Volunteering In India
What is involved in Medical Volunteering
For this Medical Work Experience in India you will be living in the charming town of Fort Kochi (in Cochin) and your placement will be in at a private hospital in Ernakulam. University students will have the opportunity to get exposure across a range of wards , such as General Medicine, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Imaging & Radiology, Emergency, Anaesthesiology, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Urology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics.
Working hours at the placement will be for a minimum of 5 hours upto 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday with clinical schedules given on arrival by our medical coordinator. It is important to note that the experience is mainly observation-based, where you will get exposure to a wide range of cases and patient types. Some students may get the opportunity to get more hands-on medical experience where you are allowed to interact directly with patients but that is entirely at the discretion of the medical and nursing staff based on their comfort level with the particular student.
All medical and nursing participants are supported by various consultants in the various units who apart from providing daily guidance are willing to teach students on cases present to further enhance learning and knowledge development.
On weekends you will be free to explore Cochin and Kerala. Culturally, Kerala is great and activities that you can get your involved in the evenings the Kathakali (traditional dance) or yoga class. In your spare time your can visit local beaches or enjoy the famous Kerala backwaters boat trip and if you have more time visit the lush tea plantations of Munnar where you can even go trekking with fellow volunteers or medical students.
Volunteering Abroad in India include Teaching English, Working with NGO’s, helping Special Needs individuals, and Medical & Nursing Internships.
Our program start dates are every Saturday of each month except for public holidays.
24th December to 2nd January we do not advise joining as there are several public holidays.
What your first week looks like
Backwaters of Kerala
Munnar Tea Plantations
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