Medical & Healthcare Internship

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founded in 2018
YearOut Africa
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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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High­lights

Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
Build your personal and professional network
Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication
Become more attractive to employers
YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Internship Program offer an amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Internship Program offer an amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses and medical professionals to gain valuable career experience.

 A medical & healthcare internship abroad is a clinical placement you undertake in a fast-paced, low-resource hospital in the developing world.

You’ll see a healthcare system totally different from your own, and get experience with conditions and practices you’ve never seen before.

You can choose the departments you want to rotate through — oncology, surgical, pediatrics, the ED, emergency, pharmacy.. It’s completely customizable. Local specialists in the medical field keen to share their intimate knowledge of Ghanaian healthcare will open doors to top departments on this medical internship in Africa — A&E, Female Surgical, and NICU to name a few. Assisting in the hospital’s HIV clinic will highlight the challenges of providing adequate care with limited drugs and technologies.

 You’ll see unfamiliar conditions like tropical diseases, learn how sociocultural issues affect how care is delivered, and get real-life, in-person experience with global health.


Typical day

Your typical day and responsibilities will depend largely on your experience, but may include some of the following:

·       Going for ward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients’ histories.

·       Subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission.

·       Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment.

Free-time activities

Swim in the clear waterfalls of the Volta region

 

Go on safari to see Africa’s famous wildlife in Mole National Park

 

Trek through the forest canopy in Kakum National Park and sleep up in a treehouse

 

Explore the decaying slave forts found along the Cape Coast

 

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at College level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
As long as you are a college student enrolled in or have been accepted on a professional medical degree (in medical school) you are eligible.

You can also travel if you are already graduated. However, please note that our placements are educational in their nature and designed to give you experience abroad in a low resource hospital setting under the supervision of local qualified professionals.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
YearOut Africa’s  coordinator will be at the airport to pick you up; no matter what time you arrive.
Accommodation

YearOut Africa provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all our volunteers / interns. All volunteers / interns will stay in YearOut Africa’s volunteer house accommodation consisting of comfortable rooms in a safe, conveniently located neighborhood. Lodging arrangements consist of modern toilet facility and running water. volunteers / interns will share a room together in gender-segregated group lodging.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers / inters will be served three healthy meals daily – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Volunteers / interns will enjoy delicious meals and traditional Ghanaian cuisines.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

All year round

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 19 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
9 weeks
$1,800
11 weeks
$2,200
19 weeks (max. stay)
$3,800
Average fees
$200 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. YearOut Africa will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with YearOut Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical & Healthcare Internship

YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Internship Program offer an amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses.

$200/week

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