Kerala is recognized for having the best healthcare system in India and doctors in South India are well known to be among the best in the world. Medical and nursing volunteers on the medical project will shadow a local professional, either a doctor or nurse, and will observe all aspects of their work, including patient consultations and surgery.
As a volunteer on the Medical project, you can work under the supervision of practicing medical professionals within modern private hospitals. You can choose from a wide range of specialties and have first-hand access to the daily duties of leading doctors and nurses working in that field.
Departments that volunteers choose from can include paediatrics and neonatal, imaging and radiology, emergency and critical care, oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, transplant surgery and one of India’s largest and most advanced dialysis practices.
Volunteers must be medical students, nursing students or students of another relevant medical field. The majority of volunteer work on this project is observational but medical students may have the opportunity to do basic tasks, which is at the discretion of the doctor you are working with. Nursing students can expect more hands-on work, including blood pressure measurement, helping with bandages and other basic tasks. Community-based health camps can also be arranged for groups of volunteers. In the past, medical students have also conducted first aid workshops in school.
Please note that only breakfast and dinner are provided on this project and lunch needs to be purchased at your placement, for a very affordable price.
The Medical project has a minimum duration of 2 weeks and a surcharge of $50 per week, which covers the supervision, materials and logistics required. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now