Medicine & Healthcare Short-term Specials
Projects Abroad provides the opportunity for volunteers aged 16 to 19 to get involved in a variety of Medicine & Healthcare projects on a Short-term Special. From Africa to Asia, you can spend time observing professional medical staff in hospitals, clinics and health centres. It is a unique opportunity to learn about medical practices in different countries and to enhance your own medical knowledge. You will witness conditions that are far more advanced than what you would usually see at home.
On our Medicine & Healthcare Short-term Special programmes, volunteers gain experience in a wide range of departments during their time abroad. You will shadow doctors and other medical staff throughout their day, who are more than happy to answer any questions you have or discuss different patient’s cases with you. You will also attend a variety of medical workshops and lecturers, as well as learning basic skills from local staff.
Medicine & Healthcare Short-term Specials in:
Work in a hospital in Cordoba and observe a variety of procedures. You also have the chance to learn Spanish with a qualified language teacher.
Work alongside qualified medical professionals and help children and adults access vital healthcare and medical treatment on our Public Health Short-term Special in Belize.
Observe the doctors in Bolivia as they treat patients at health centres and hospitals; and get involved in checking vital signs like blood pressures and temperature.
Work a public hospital in Phnom Penh, a health centre in the community and have the chance to learn about traditional Khmer medicine in Cambodia.
Contribute to community outreach and public health programmes that provide free treatment to disadvantaged people in Ghana. You can also enhance your medical knowledge by shadowing and observing professional medical staff in hospitals.
In hospitals and clinics in Jamaica, you learn about various health conditions and treatments by observing health care professionals. You will spend time in a variety of departments, such as paediatrics and x-ray.
Learn about medicine and healthcare in a developing country by observing local medical staff, attending medical workshops about HIV and tropical diseases, conducting health checks for children in orphanages, and more.
Volunteers on the Public Health Short-term Special project work alongside qualified local doctors and nurses. You can get involved in a variety of activities, including basic health checks, immunisation drives and more.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will learn from qualified medical professionals and gain an insight into the healthcare issues affecting the urban and remote communities of this vast country.
At the heart of the mythical city of Kathmandu and in the beautiful city of Chitwan, volunteers will learn about different medical practices in Nepal and attend lectures at the local teaching hospital.
Gain an extensive overview of physiotherapy practices in Nepal by spending time in the physiotherapy department of a large hospital and a centre for people with physical disabilities.
This Public Health project is a unique project, based in and around the city of Bogo. This project is designed to give volunteers the opportunity to work in a community health setting and is focused on the importance of health campaigns and outreach work in the local communities.
By volunteering in a private and public hospital in Cusco, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of medical treatments in different departments.
While volunteering on this medical project you can experience and understand the medical systems in a developing country, like Sri Lanka.
Experience and understand dentistry systems in a developing country, attend workshops and take part in outreach programmes assisting local communities.
Gain an understanding of the medical needs in a developing country by learning from local doctors in large hospitals, and helping treat local people in rural locations.
This project focuses on vital healthcare campaigns in rural communities. It offers a chance for you to contribute to a programme that provides an important service. You can be involved in carrying out basic health checks and leading educational campaigns.