Medical Internship Fiji Volunteering
Specialty Home Stay Placement | Medical Hospital, Medical internship, Doctors, Nurses, physiotherapists, Chiropractic, Surgeons, Pharmacists, Dentists, ICU, Othopedics, Anesthetists etc
All year round
Nadi, Lautoka, Suva
Medical Internship Background
Public hospitals in Fiji are typically under resourced and in need of trained medical staff including doctors, nurses and various other health practioners. NCD’s such as diabetes and heart disease are a significant issue facing Fijians. The skills in need include everything from nursing to general surgeons, pharmacists, dentists, ICU, orthopedics, anesthetists etc.
As a volunteer you’ll receive a short orientation at the hospital or clinic and will initially shadow other doctors, nurses or hospital staff. Depending on your experience levels you may then be given the opportunity to assist with medical procedures.
Supporting Documents for Doctors;
The following documents will be required
- Certified copy of Basic Medical qualification.
- Certified copy of postgraduate qualifications.
- Insert a digital passport style colour photograph on the front page which must be not more than one month old.
- Certificate of good standing from the Medical Registration authority of your current / most recent place of Medical practice, dated not more than 3 months before the date of this application
- Certified copy of driving license or ID.
- Certified copy of passport.
- Evidence of Professional Indemnity.
Supporting Documents for Nurses;
- Certified copy of Nursing Undergraduate or Basic qualification.
- Certified copy of Postgraduate qualifications.
- Certificate of Good Standing from the Nursing Council authority/recent place of Nursing practice, date not more than 3 months.
- Certified copy of passport
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Send a recent [less than 30 days old] digital photograph via email.
- Evidence of Professional Indemnity.
Home Stay Accommodations
Enjoy living like a Fiji local and integrating into a local Fijian way of life.. You’ll have your own single or twin share room within private, clean and safe western style homes. You will have a place to store your personal belongings, a private bathroom and toilet (where possible – not all placements include this), a fan and single mattress or double/queen if sharing with your partner. Some home stays have self contained flats separate from the main residence. You can choose this option if desired. Internet is usually not included with most volunteers purchasing a temporary 3G plan for their own device. We have a dedicated team on the ground and a large network of host families and ground operators in various parts of the country. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.
3 good meals are provided each day by your host family. You will be treated as an honoured guest, but also as a member of the family so you can relax and feel at home!
A typical day would consist of;
Breakfast – Wheatbix, cornflakes, bread, butter etc, tea, coffee, milo. Volunteers can make their own eggs should they wish.
Lunch – Volunteers to prepare their own sandwich. Tuna, cold meat, salad, eggs. Some prefer to take left over dinner from the night before for lunch.
Dinner – Cooked meal (eg. stews, soups, curries, fish, roast vegetables, taro, sweet potato, bread, rice etc.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas upon arrival at the airport
As a medical internship volunteer you’ll need to obtain a business visa upon entry. A “14 day stay” will be stamped on your Passport. You’ll then need to apply for an extension as follows;
1. A supporting letter – our ground operators will provide for you
2. A copy of return flight ticket
3. 190 FJD extension fees- to be be paid directly to Fiji immigration
If you state ‘Holiday as the main purpose of your stay, you’ll be granted a 90 day visa at no cost, however the hospital may ask for a copy of your visa as a pre-requisite for your placement, so in conclusion it’s recommended to obtain the volunteer visa.