Medical Internship Fiji

Use your skills and experience to help lend a hand in under resourced medical clinics and hospitals in Fiji. Experience first hand the healthcare challenges faced by developing countries and truly make a difference in the lives of others while gaining a unique and cultural experience.

Medical Internship Fiji Volunteering

Project Type

Specialty Home Stay Placement | Medical Hospital, Medical internship, Doctors, Nurses, physiotherapists, Chiropractic, Surgeons, Pharmacists, Dentists, ICU, Othopedics, Anesthetists etc

Duration

1 Week+

Start Dates

All year round

Location

Nadi, Lautoka, Suva

 

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Whats Included

  • Return Airport Transfers (Nadi)
  • 3 Meals p/day
  • Accommodation (Home stay – single or twin share room)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)
  • Ferry transfers & taxi to marina for Island programs (if applicable)

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

  1. Certified copy of Basic Medical qualification.
  2. Certified copy of postgraduate qualifications.
  3. Insert a digital passport style colour photograph on the front page which must be not more than one month old.
  4. 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
  5. Certified copy of driving license or ID.
  6. Certified copy of passport.
  7. Evidence of Professional Indemnity.
  8. Resume

Supporting Documents for Nurses;

  1. Certified copy of Nursing Undergraduate or Basic qualification.
  2. Certified copy of Postgraduate qualifications.
  3. Certificate of Good Standing from the Nursing Council authority/recent place of Nursing practice, date not more than 3 months.
  4. Certified copy of passport
  5. Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  6. Send a recent [less than 30 days old] digital photograph via email.
  7. 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.

Meals

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. 

Visa Requirements

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.