The Medical Internship Program in Hanoi, Vietnam, will not only enable you to make some meaningful contribution towards the lives of the people, but it'll also help you to learn more about the healthcare system of the country. A perfect internship program for pre-med, medical and nursing students, this will be an opportunity to look deeper into the medical facilities that people in this Asian country receives.
Interns will be placed at Vietnam National Children’s Hospital (VNCH), which is the leading pediatric hospital that serves a population of 30 million people from the central to the north of Vietnam. The hospital provides treatment in neurology, respiratory diseases, malnutrition, oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, hematology, cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, neonatology, intensive care, emergency, infectious diseases, psychiatry, anesthesiology, surgical recovery, out-patient examination, etc., hence interns will have ample scope to choose their department to work and learn. Interns must carry their stethoscope and white coat, as well as other scrubs that might seem necessary to them.
There is an active cooperation with international organizations and hospitals from other countries of the world, including Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Royal Children's Hospital of Melbourne, the TRAC (training and research collaboration Sweden-Vietnam, where Swedish universities work together with 3 Vietnamese partners), the Friendship Organization ICPH of Sweden, the American Veterans Association, REI Association of the USA, etc. Thus, needless to say, it'll be a great chance for medical & pre-med students to gain first-hand work experience and learn while shadowing the professionals. If you're looking forward to joining a Medical Mission Trip, there can be nothing better than this.
Note: Primarily, interns will be shadowing the professionals and work as instructed. Work will be assigned on the basis of knowledge and experience. This is mostly a shadowing and observational-based internship.
The major tasks would be to shadow the professionals and assist them whenever needed. Other than that, there will be work like:
Wednesday - Arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday - An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, informing the interns about relative topics such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Vietnam.
Friday - Introduction to the project site (hospital).
Saturday - Day tour of Hanoi.
Sunday - Free day for you to explore and prepare yourself for the internship.
Monday to Friday - Internship Work.
The program ends on Wednesday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation on this day. In case you need an airport drop, you can drop us a mail or directly get in touch with your coordinator.
Volunteering Solutions endeavors to provide the best of the comfort and living standards to its volunteers in Vietnam.
You should arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (airport code: HAN) on the selected Wednesday start date. Our country coordinator will be there at the airport to greet you and you'll be taken to the volunteer house. You'll be provided with further details once you book your Hanoi volunteering trip with us, in your Pre-Departure Guidebook.
Accommodation in Hanoi will be provided at the volunteer house, located in a quiet and friendly neighborhood approximately a 45-minute bus journey from the Old Quarter of Hanoi – which is the main tourist area. Rooms are provided on the same gender sharing basis and all rooms have AC. The bathrooms are shared and each has a western style toilet and shower. The house has a fully equipped kitchen.
Free drinking water is available 24/7. There is also a lounge where you can hang out. Wi-Fi is also available in certain parts of the house including the communal area. Each volunteer is also provided with a locker to store away valuable items and there are wardrobes to hang your clothes.
Our local team has an office on the ground floor of the house, which makes for a great atmosphere and ensures volunteers are well supported throughout their stay. There is everything you need within walking distance of the Volunteer House: ATMs, supermarkets, laundrettes, chemists etc.
You'll be arriving on a Wednesday and have your Orientation on Thursday. Before you start working at the project site, you'll have a detailed Orientation Session where your coordinator will provide you with all the necessary information about volunteering in Hanoi. All your doubts regarding the Vietnamese culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety, and volunteer placements will be given during the orientation. On Friday, you’ll be visiting your project site, and have an introductory session.
Volunteers will be provided with three cooked meals. Local Vietnamese food is provided to the volunteers and the meals are cooked by the local cooks at the house. On weekends, you can also go out and explore the restaurants and cafes in Hanoi. Meals mostly comprise of rice accompanied by a chicken, pork, vegetable or fish dish. Depending on your work schedule, you eat lunch with other volunteers or at the project or at the volunteer house.
During Your Free Time
On the first Saturday, we shall take you out for a day tour of Hanoi. Otherwise, you can make the most of your evenings by exploring the local markets and eateries. On weekends, you can set out to explore the Halong Bay or the Sapa Valley.
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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. Medical interns must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Pre Med, Medical, Nursing students and CNA’s can join the program. All students must adhere to professional attire while at the hospitals. Students need to follow all the rules and regulations set at the hospital. Interns are also required to bring their own white coat or department uniform when staying at the hospital.
It is advised to apply for the projects once the volunteering/ traveling dates are decided as there are limited spots available. The application fee is valid for one full year and can be sent earlier than the desired year of volunteering for timely confirmation of the seat. As soon as you decide the travel dates, we suggest you to apply for the program and hold your spot.
The earlier you apply, the better it is, as you would get more time to be prepared for your program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and complete the necessary documentation, Visa formalities as well as take the vaccinations in time.
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