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A Group Of Medical Students Arrived in Nepal

Interning in Nepal as a medical intern with Volunteer Society Nepal is an excellent way to become involved in some of the poorest medical institutions in the developing world. As an intern in Nepal, you will have the opportunity to observe medical work in a variety of departments

Role as a Medical Intern in Nepal

We will ask you which departments you would like to specialize in from the following options: General Medicine, Gynecology/Maternity, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Obstetrics, Psychiatric ward, Neurology, Pneumology, Oncology, Urology, ICU, Ophthalmology, Stomatology, Emergency (requires at least 6 years medical training) and Surgery (requires at least 3 years medical training). The internship is tailored to your interests and level of experience.

The hospital staff request that you spend a minimum of two weeks in each department. Your supervisor at the hospital will then assign you to work with the specialist doctors within the different departments. We will do our best to place you according to your preferences, but cannot guarantee every department will be available all of the time.

Your role at the hospital will vary depending on your education and experience level. Usually, you will start to shadow the local staff upon arrival. If you show enthusiasm and develop a good relationship with the medical staff, you may find that you gain enough trust to be given more to do. As with any job (and especially in the field of medicine) you must prove yourself to be trustworthy before you are given responsibilities.

The Hospital

The hospital’s facilities are basic. The standards of treatment will also be lower. There will be shocking cases. You should prepare yourself to not get emotionally involved with the patients. Normal working hours are from Sunday to Friday from 8am to 12pm. Many of the doctors do not work in the afternoons though it is sometimes possible to arrange extra hours from 2pm to 5pm to help the nurses or do additional work with patients. Some interns have even arranged to work the occasional night shift.

Most of the doctors speak English. In some departments there are staff who speaks a little English. From time to time there may also be local medical interns who can also communicate in English.

Medical Students Coming to Volunteer and Trek in Nepal

Volunteer Society Nepal has a lot of experience in organizing group volunteering. While working in the group, one has company and can share ideas and experiences. At the moment we have six medical students from Belgium willing to help and volunteer in Nepal: Guillaume, Karolien, Jonathan, Bram, Jasper and Arne Hens are the students of “University of Leuven “ and they are here for the medical internship.

Why Nepal?

Jonathan said “A group of students recommended VSN and Nepal to us as they had an amazing experience volunteering with VSN.” They chose Nepal as their destination because of their interest in the Nepali culture and lifestyle. Their curiosity of the health services and medical services practised in Nepal also influenced their decision. The standard of health services between Belgium and Nepal was of extreme interest to the students.

Health Check up at School

They conducted a 3 days health camp in CBIA, a school run by VSN. The interns examined primary level students. Two hundred students received a checkup. They examined height, weight, pulse, eyes and the chest. The check-up was very systematic and it was a great platform for all of them to explore their knowledge. The checkup turned out to be very successful and effective.

Internship and Trekking in Nepal

Since they are here for their medical internship, they will also be volunteering at a Rehabilitation center HRDC in Banepa to help the addicts. They are also planning to go on a trek to Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp. Three of them will be trekking to Poon hill while the rest will be trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

We hope their journey to Nepal will turn out to be very memorable. We wish the best for our volunteers and hope they love Nepal as much as we do.

For more details about a medical internship in Nepal visit :  https://www.volunteersocietynepal.org/internship-nepal/medical-internship-nepal/A Group Of Medical Students Arrived in NepalA Group Of Medical Students Arrived in Nepal