If you are looking for a Dental Elective Internship, then this program in Peru would be the perfect one for you. It is designed for dentistry students who wish to gain valuable knowledge and skills by working along with professional dentists. Internship work includes assisting the dentists in their tasks and helping in sterilization of supplies as well as doing hands on tasks depending their medical and experience background.
On a daily basis, the routine varies but interns usually work for 4-5 hrs in a day with evenings and weekends free to travel and explore.
Note: The program is suitable only for dental students who want to gain hands on experience and skills before starting professional work.
What to bring for your Dental Elective Program?
Each volunteer must bring the following list.
Internss participating in this project need to bring their own materials to develop dental cures and prophylaxis (it is mandatory).
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards.
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.
When you choose to volunteer in Peru, just pack your bags and arrive at the destination with a relaxed mind. Our dedicated coordinator at the location arranges airport transfers, stay, meals and also weekend tours for you. All you have to do is arrive.
Interns are picked up from the Cusco Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those interns who are arriving overland or are already in Peru will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand or at the bus station.
A half day orientation will be provided by the local staff. Areas like culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety and volunteer placements are given during the orientation. The orientation will be given by the local staff in Peru.
Interns are provided accommodation with local host families. By staying with a host family you will experience the local culture, customs and Peruvian way of living. Volunteers and interns are hosted in shared bedrooms with other volunteers. Usually there are 2 bathrooms in every host family with hot showers. Accommodations are clean and comfortable. Some houses have WiFi connection and cable TV as well.
Interns are provided with three cooked meals a day (Monday- Saturday) at the host family house. Meals vary from day to day and generally include soups, vegetable salad, rice, potatoes, juice, dessert etc.
Interns are free to visit and see places or do shopping during their free time. Cusco’s main attraction is Macchu Picchu where you can stay for 1 or 2 days according to your budget. You can explore nearest cities around Cusco, like Arequipa, Puno and Puerto Maldonado. (Weekends)
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