Medical Internships for High School Group

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founded in 2004
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High­lights

Shadow doctors in a clinical setting and learn how to diagnose and treat many different diseases and conditions.
During outreaches, you’ll treat minor wounds, and measure blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
You’ll also help raise awareness of disease and how to prevent it by making presentations on common health issues.
Enjoy perks that come with the program, including cultural activities and weekend excursions
Make friends from diverse countries
Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 15+
Couples
Families
Groups

Join our medical volunteering/internship in Ghana for teenagers and gain work experience by shadowing doctors in a clinical setting. You’ll also get involved in doing health checks during outreaches. We’ll teach you about the diseases and conditions you’ll see, and how to diagnose and treat them. This is great experience to add to your resume, which could help your future career.

You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in Ghana. During outreaches, you’ll treat minor wounds, and measure blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Doctors and nurses then use this information to diagnose patients and recommend further treatment if needed. You’ll also help raise awareness of disease and how to prevent it.

You’ll live and work in or outside Kumasi with a group your age, and stay with a local host family. When you’re not working, we’ve organized plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. Throughout it all, OGVO staff will be by your side.

This volunteering/internship is perfect if you’re a young student considering a future career in medicine. You’ll get medical work experience by shadowing doctors on their rounds, and participating in outreaches. This will give your resume an extra edge, and give you interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews.  

Not only will this volunteering/internship give you the opportunity to see if medicine is a good fit for you, but you’ll also be able to help those living in underprivileged communities. This will demonstrate your commitment to medicine.

You don’t need previous experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know once you arrive. OGVO supervisors will also be by your side every step of the way, and they’ll supervise your work.

You’ll work and travel with other teenagers who are interested in the medical field. Together, you’ll learn, have fun, and explore the culture and country, along with OGVO staff.

As a teenage medical volunteer/intern in Ghana, you’ll split your time between shadowing doctors and doing outreach work out in the community. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:

- Assist professional medical staff as they provide free health checks during community outreaches

- Observe the work of qualified doctors as they treat patients in a local hospital or clinic

- Learn more about Ghanaian culture while exploring the country and interacting with the locals

- Spend time with other high school students who have similar interests and aspirations as you

Your work will be split into three areas:

Observe the work of qualified doctors as they treat patients in a local hospital or clinic

One day a week, you’ll do observation work in a hospital setting. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses as they go about their day-to-day activities. You’ll watch them consult and treat patients, and complete follow-up consultations with previous patients. This will give you a better idea of what it will be like as a practicing doctor.

We encourage you to ask questions and take notes, so you can learn as much as possible from observing.

Assist professional medical staff as they provide free health checks during community outreaches

Most of your time will be spent working at medical outreaches in communities and schools. You’ll be involved in more hands-on work during these outreaches. These include:

- Dressing wounds

- Carrying out health checks, like measuring blood sugar and blood pressure levels

- Giving malaria tests

- Making presentations on common health issues.

Explore Ghana with other high school students who have similar interests to you

You’ll spend every day working and traveling alongside other teenagers from around the world. An interest in medicine is something you’ll all have in common.

When you’re not working, your supervisors will ensure there are plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. You’ll soak up the sun at the beach, observe the wildlife at national parks, and learn about the country’s history at national museums. You’ll sample authentic Ghanaian food and haggle with traders at their local markets.

The main goal of this project is to give you the opportunity to learn and gain practical medical work experience.

You’ll learn by observing doctors and nurses on their rounds. You’ll see firsthand what their day-to-day work involves, which may help you decide if a medical career is the right fit for you. 

You’ll get practical experience working on outreaches. In Ghana, basic healthcare services are often unavailable for people in rural, under-resourced areas. They either can’t afford treatment or live too far away from hospitals and clinics. We go into these communities to provide free, basic medical care.

We’ll teach you basic medical skills, like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels. You’ll use these skills to help patients. This is a great way to give back, and demonstrate your commitment to medicine at the same time.    

Gain medical work experience in Ghana and help bring healthcare to communities in need, while building your medical knowledge.

Typical day

Your working week will be from Monday to Friday. You will have Saturdays and Sundays off to rest and explore Ghana.


You will start your mornings with a hearty breakfast in your host family’s home. You'll work from 8:00am to 2:00pm every day.


Free-time activities

Volunteers will be immersed in a new culture while exploring new regions, encountering new flora and fauna, as well as making new international friends. You will visit breathtaking beaches, see historical sites, visit museums, shop at amazing markets, eat delicious cuisine, and just soak up all your time in Ghana.

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

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 15 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School student level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No other skills is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Our Generation Voluntary Organization

Participation fees cover:

– Airport pick-up service & transfer to project site

– All accommodation

– All meals (three meals a day)

– Comprehensive pre-departure information

– 24hr emergency support

– Orientation, staff support and backup

– Introduction to host family and program

– Daily transport to and from your project

– Placement, supervision in program and visa support letter

– Recommendation letter/certification of completion

– Cultural activities, weekend excursions and entrance fees

– Application review and processing

– All information before and during your time with us in Ghana

– Airport drop-off after program completion

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

You should arrive into Kotoka International Airport in Accra (airport code ACC). You will be met at the airport by one of our staffs who will be holding OGVO sign. He/she will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Accommodation

All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are shared with other volunteers with the same sex and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms - Volunteers live with a host family in a large house for the duration of volunteer work and a hotel for the duration of the tours.

Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

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

High school groups can arrive any day of the week, and any month of the year. You should arrive into Kotoka International Airport in Accra (airport code ACC). You will be met at the airport by one of our staffs who will be holding OGVO sign. He/she will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,250
3 weeks
$1,500
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,750
Average fees
$531 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Our Generation Voluntary Organization 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 Our Generation Voluntary Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical Internships for High School Group

Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches.

$531/week

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