- Shadow under the guidance of a Thai doctor in Chiang Mai and get practical exposure
- Opportunity to shadow and observe in different departments in a hospital setting
- Opportunity to meet and interact with medical professionals/students from all over the globe
- Acquire significant exposure that’ll help in long term medicine career plans
- Explore the city on weekends and travel around
Medical internship in Thailand is the best way to learn and grow, and Volunteering Solutions will ensure that each of you gets to experience something incredible. Medical Interns in this project will be paired with a full-time Thai doctor or medical professional and work five days a week (Mon – Fri) usually from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Please note that the daily shadowing hours can vary depending on the workload and hospital schedule. Each assignment takes place in an international-standard hospital in Chiang Mai, where interns are paired with a full-time doctor or nurse.
Thailand has become a medical center for much of Asia and westerners travel half-way across the world to receive expert, inexpensive medical care. Thailand’s medical system is well known for its highly qualified doctors, staff and new medical equipment. The medical internship program in Thailand is available in Chiang Mai.
No more than two interns at any one time will be paired with each full-time doctor. This assignment during your medical internship in Thailand is primarily observation based. You’ll follow your doctor or nurse on daily rounds while they consult with patients, administer treatment, and perform operations. Each stage of observation is carefully monitored and regulated to ensure the safety and comfort of the patients involved.
Interns must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the internship. As an intern, you should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. All interns must provide additional documents such as Resume/CV, statement of motivation, list of preferred departments and letter of recommendation at least one month prior to joining the internship. Interns need to be a current student or recent graduate of a medical studies program to be accepted. This includes pre-med, medical school, nursing, public health, pre-nursing students.
Intern Roles & Responsibilities
Intern Roles & Responsibilities
As a medical intern, the main roles & responsibilities would be:
- Shadow and observe the professional doctors and learn how to handle the patients and treat them with utmost care
- Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors and medical staff
The hospitals have a wide variety of departments and services.Interns may be able to pick different centers and clinical areas of the hospital to focus their work on or to spend supplemental time in.
The hospital in Chiang Mai offers the following healthcare departments and services:
- General Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Physical Therapy
- Health Promotion
- Ward Rounds
Intern Work Schedule
Intern Work Schedule
Day 1 – Friday
Pick up from airport, train station, bus station
Getting settled into accommodation
Day 2 - Saturday
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome to Thailand. Orientation - Getting to know about your program (Staff, different volunteer and intern projects and history)
9:30– 10:15 Thai Language Lesson
10:15 – 10:30 Break.
10:30 – 11:45 Specifics about your project and preparation
11:45 – 12:00 Places to go and see!
12:00 – 13:0 Lunch.
13:00 – 16:30 City tour of Chiang Mai
16:30 – 19:45 Relax
19:45 Cultural Activity and Dinner
Day 3 – Sunday
9:00 – 9:15 Breakfast and unwind
9:15 – 10:00 Thai Language Lesson
10:00 -10:10 Recess
10:10 – 10:15 Staying Healthy and Safe in Chiang Mai
10:30 – 11:00 Do’s and Don’ts about Thailand and the Program
11:00 – 11:30 Visa Stuff
11:30 – 12:00 The Role of the Volunteer/Intern
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Relax
14:00 – 15:00 Tour of Chiang Mai’s Largest Market
15:00 – 19:00 Prepare, Relax, Try to get over Jetlag
Day 4 to Day 8 - Monday - Friday
After having a self-made breakfast at the accommodation, depart for the hospital. Interns are usually at the hospital from 8 am to 4 pm. The daily schedule and workload can vary as well. You will have your lunch at the hospital or at any restaurant nearby and will be back to the accommodation by the evening when you are free to go out with other participants for dinner or just exploring the city.
The same routine will be repeated for the following workdays. Changes, if any, will be notified.
Volunteering Solutions provides end to end services as far as living arrangements of the volunteers are concerned. VolSol volunteers just have to land at the placement destination and the rest is on us to arrange it for you.
Volunteers are picked up from the Chiang Mai International Airport in Chiang Mai by the coordinator or representative. Volunteers who’d be present already in Chiang Mai will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand. Please note that volunteers are provided pickup from the airport between 8am and 8pm only.
All volunteers are provided with a two day orientation before starting their project work. The Orientation session covers areas like, local Thai culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers are also given a half day city tour of Chiang Mai and are given a cultural welcome dinner to make them feel immersed in the local culture.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer’s home in Chiang Mai. Accommodation is shared with other volunteers. The volunteer house accommodations are located in safe and secure neighborhoods within the Chiang Mai city. We have two volunteer homes in Chiang Mai which are very centrally located. The volunteer home accommodation has air-conditioned bedrooms that provide respite from the hot, sunny days of northern Thailand. The accommodation has a large comfortable living room in which you can relax,watch movies or just surf the internet in your free time.
All ingredients for breakfast are provided and volunteers can cook their own breakfast at the volunteer home. Lunch is usually taken at the project site and for dinner you can choose to head out to numerous restaurants and cafe’s in Chiang Mai city.
During your Free Time
Volunteers can take part in the Thai Cookery classes or Thai Massage course which are available all around Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai also boasts of restaurants of every international cuisine. During the weekends, you can travel to the cities of Pai , Chiang Rai or fly down to the capital city of Bangkok.
Please Note: -An application fee of $229 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment) Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment) Please Note: -An application fee of $299 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment) Please Note: -An application fee of €199 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)
What are you Paying for?
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Airport Pickup in Chiang Mai
- 2 Day Orientation and Half day city tour
- Cultural dinner and show
- Food - 2 meals a day
- Certificate of completing the internship
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
- Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
What's NOT included?
- Return Airport Drop
- Visa Fee
- Local Transportation
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