International Volunteer HQ’s medical volunteer abroad programs and medical mission trips give you the opportunity to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain invaluable international experience while promoting positive healthcare outcomes in communities around the world.
IVHQ is the number one choice for medical student volunteering, with more than 13 years experience in organizing structured medical volunteer abroad programs for high school students, college students and healthcare professionals at every stage and skill level. Every year, we are trusted to place more than 3,000 volunteers in our medical volunteer projects abroad across 15 destinations worldwide.
Medical Volunteer Opportunities Abroad For 2021 & 2022
|IVHQ Medical Program||Pre-Med||Nursing Student||Medical Student|
|Argentina - Buenos Aires||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Argentina - Cordoba||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cambodia||No||No||3rd Year +|
|Ghana||No||2nd Year +||2nd Year +|
|Ghana - Healthcare Outreach & Education||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Costa Rica - San Jose||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Peru - Cusco||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Peru - Lima||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|India - Delhi||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|India - Kerala||No||Yes||Yes|
|Nepal||No||3rd Year +||3rd Year +|
|Tanzania||No||3rd Year +||3rd Year +|
Medical elective programs include physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, paramedics, clinical laboratory science, emergency medicine (EMTs), speech therapy, optometry, nutrition, public health, orthopedics, radiology, HIV/AIDS support, midwifery and pediatrics. As a medical volunteer with IVHQ, your scope of medical volunteer work can vary depending on your specific experience and qualifications and the needs of your placement. Through our overseas medical elective programs, you also have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with local healthcare professionals, as well as other international medical volunteers.
If you’re seeking medical volunteer opportunities in a speciality field, you can contact a Medical Volunteer Program Specialist at IVHQ to help select a medical volunteer project that best aligns with your area of medical expertise.
Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs For Students & Professionals
We are proud to offer an extensive range of medical electives for students, nurses and other medical professionals who want to serve abroad and gain first-hand insight into healthcare systems around the world, while engaging in mutually-beneficial cultural exchanges.
If you’re just starting your medical studies and looking at medical volunteer opportunities abroad for high school students or college students, we have an extensive range of medical programs available for pre-medical, pre-health and pre-nursing students.
Based on your existing qualifications and the destination you choose to volunteer in, international medical volunteers can be placed in a range of healthcare settings; including clinics, hospitals, or assisted living homes. There are also medical volunteering opportunities which support hygiene and public health campaigns, and we’re experienced in organising medical campaigns for students or professionals looking to volunteer abroad together as a group.
Find out more about IVHQ’s medical student volunteering opportunities abroad below. Or if you’re interested in exploring international healthcare internships, see the full range of medical internships available through our global internships division, Intern Abroad HQ.