Medical Internship Program in Nepal

Medical Internship Program in Nepal

We are looking for motivated individuals with a desire to help others receive the healthcare services they deserve. If you wish to learn more about healthcare in a developing country, gain more experience, or just hope to help those less fortunate, then a medical internship in Nepal is for you!

Program Overview

If you wish to learn more about healthcare in a developing country, gain more shadowing and volunteer experiences, or simply hope to help those without accessible healthcare, then this medical internship is for you! We are looking for motivated individuals with a desire to help others receive the healthcare services they deserve. Students will shadow physicians (or other healthcare professionals) and sometimes directly interact with Nepalese patients under supervision. They will keep a notebook to write down thoughts and lessons they learned each day, and will be required to submit a final report reflecting on the internship on the last day. This is a great opportunity to learn about the hospital dynamics in Nepal and gain a global perspective on healthcare!

Program Itinerary

Arrival in Nepal

 

You will be picked up by our representative and driven to the hotel from the sole international airport in Kathmandu. The first week will be spent adjusting to the new culture as well as adapting to the new work environment.

  • Arrival and transport to hotel
  • Orientation: Culture, History and Nepali language class
  • Walking tour in the heart of the city
  • Guided tour of the hospital
  • Meet the project supervisor
  • Familiarize with public transit with one of our program coordinator
Arrival in Nepal
Emergency Department rotation

Emergency Department rotation

Emergency Departments are hospital units where you can seek urgent medical care and treatment. Most major public hospital EDs are open 24 hours a day and have highly trained physicians and other healthcare professionals on-site to deal with emergencies. This week, students will:

  • Learn about patient management
  • Attend rounds with physicians
  • Assume the role of a medical scribe
  • Learn about individualizing further treatment or admission
  • Assist physicians and nurses as required

Surgery rotation

Student will have an opportunity to shadow physicians inside the operating rooms. Here, the student may:

  • Assist in triage
  • Attend rounds and review patients' progress with physician supervision
  • Assume the role of a medical scribe
  • Shadow physicians during patient consultations 
  • Work closely with other healthcare professionals
  • Learn about individualized discharge plans
Surgery rotation
Rotation in Department of Choice

Rotation in Department of Choice

Interns will have the opportunity to choose any one of the following departments to shadow for the remaining week:

  • Gynecology 
  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Pathology/Infectious Disease
  • Radiology
  • Nursing

Activities will differ by department, and students will follow the directions of the head coordinator.

Last Day: Report submission

Throughout the internship, students will be required to keep a notebook to detail what they have learned each day. On the last day, students will then reflect on what they have learned, what the experience has meant to them, and write a short report to turn into the project coordinators.

Last Day: Report submission

Program Details

PROGRAM AVAILABLE DATES

Every Sunday All Year Round

STARTING/ENDING POINT

Kathmandu, Nepal

LEARNING GOALS

Able to Learn different medical cases and explore the horizon

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Basic English

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 to maximum 8

SPACES AVAILABLE

Summer Limited Fall Available

HOURS EARNED

5 hours daily, 5 days a week

PLACEMENT

KATHMANDU, POKHARA, BHAKTAPUR, LALITPUR

EXPLORE | DISCOVER | GROW WITH GAP YEAR NEPAL

BUILD AND CUSTOMIZE MY OWN PROGRAM


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What's Included

Our Assistant
Our Assistant
  • Proper Program Information
  • Pre Departure Information
  • Unlimited information
  • Meet with Locals
  • Weekend Trips
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Emergency Support
Cost Includes
Cost Includes
  • Airport Pickup
  • 1-night hotel accommodation
  • City tour
  • Local support from our coordinator
  • Transportation assistance
  • Personal pre-departure assistance
  • Recommendation letter
Cost Excludes
Cost Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Airport Drop
  • Other Tours and Events

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