The Mighty Roar

Medical Assistant - Local Hospital

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Gain invaluable experience assisting in a hospital in Nepal, where you will be able to work with and observe some great local medical professionals.

This will allow you to gain greater appreciation and understanding of some of the challenges that Kathmandu faces.

Our medical volunteers are placed in a range of hospitals and clinics located in the Himalayan Kingdom in Nepal, offering both private and government healthcare. 

This unique experience is the perfect project if you are embarking on a career in medicine and will offer you a wide range of out-patient healthcare activities – suitable for both medical students and medical practitioners. Not only this but it will help to boost your C.V. or further education application and clearly distinguish you amongst your peers, giving you an edge for your future career in medicine.

Under the guidance of professional doctors and nurses, you can make a huge difference helping out in the hospitals offering an additional pair of hands as a medical assistant. You may also get the chance to work in more rural health clinics to help establish more sustainable standards of health and hygiene.

Tasks will be assigned strictly on the basis of experience, but typical tasks will include performing minor procedures, physical examinations, clerical duties, patient observations and routine check-ups.

Typical day

You will spend your days in the hospital or clinic caring for those in the local community. You will be typically volunteering around 4-6 hours per day from around 9:00am Monday to Friday. During the week you may do the following:

Assessments and care duties
You will help daily assisting in general patient check-ups, including checking blood pressure, breathing rates, pulse and temperature.  This will also include physical examinations of the height and weight of patients and building the medical history by obtaining important information on past medical history, medications and allergies.

Minor procedures
Dependant on your experience you will get to perform minor procedures such as giving vaccinations and suturing wounds. 

Shadowing
You may get to shadow doctors on critical surgeries and operations as an when they occur.

Testing duties
During your working day you will also collect samples (urine, blood etc) for laboratory testing. 

Preparation duties
To ensure the swift treatment of patients, part of your duties will include readying them for testing, treatment or procedures to be carried out by the doctor. This can include activities such as removing bandages or cleaning a wound.

Clerical duties
Updating the patient files and charts is really helpful for the busy nurses and doctors. You may also conduct hospital rounds as part of your volunteering role.

Details on Arrival

1st and 3rd Sunday each month

Free-time activities

Weekends are free days where we actively encourage you to go and explore this beautiful country. We can help arrange all kinds of trips to hike, visit famous religious landmarks or local towns.
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
medical experience or intention to train
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Fees include accommodation, registration fee, some meals and airport pick up.

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport
You should arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (KTM) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign and who will then take you straight to the volunteer accommodation.
Accommodation

During your time in Nepal, you will be staying at our accommodation located in a peaceful neighbourhood just outside of Kathmandu city centre.

Although the accommodation is basic, it is very clean and will ensure you have a comfortable stay throughout your time here.

Everything you need is all within a 5 minute walk, with several shops and restaurants to buy some snacks for the evening.

You will be sleeping in single beds in shared bedrooms with 2 or 3 other volunteers. All bedding is provided as well as ceiling fans to keep you cool during the hotter months. You will have a small cupboard where you can put some of your belongings.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Your breakfast and dinner will be provided at the volunteer accommodation and is included within the programme fee. The menu rotates on a weekly basis to give you lots of variation and this is your chance to try out many local dishes!

Lunch is an additional expense and many volunteers choose to purchase ingredients at the local shop and prepare back at the house. You can of course head on out to one of the many restaurants nearby.

You can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Cereal, bread, fruit, toast, jame
Lunch (not included) – Lentils, rice, salad, vegetables
Dinner – Lentils, fried rice, noodles, salad, momo

With prior notice we are able to cater for the following dietary requirements; vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

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 Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
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 Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$769.00
5 weeks
$848.00
6 weeks
$927.00
7 weeks
$1,006.00
9 weeks
$1,164.00
11 weeks
$1,322.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,349.00
Average fees
$145.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
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  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, 50/11 Gautam Tole Marg

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