Hospital Internship Nepal

Gain first hand in depth experience shadowing doctors and nurses in government, private or community based hospitals. The hospital internship is a perfect option for medical students or graduates seeking a unique cultural experience and educational placement.

Medical Hospital Internship Nepal

Project Type

Speciality Placement | Volunteer Center shared rooms, hospital internship, medical students & graduates, doctors, nurses, specialists 

Duration

4 Weeks+

Start Dates

Every Monday year round (Arrival Saturday or Sunday)

Location

Kathmandu

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Background Information

For those practising or aspiring to practice medicine, the hospital internship is an amazing experience which will help you appreciate the challenges faced in developing countries around medical care.   As a Medical intern, you’ll shadow registered doctors and nurses and may take part in medical procedures dependant on skill levels.  The majority of work will be observation based only within government, private, or community hospitals in Kathmandu and in around Kathmandu Valley.

There will not be any hands-on work unless you are very experienced. If not, then most of your learning will be through observation.  Many options are available for volunteers depending on your skill level.  You’ll spend the first couple days observing and being assessed for your experience level which will be discussed and agreed to with the head doctors or nurses in order to optimize your contribution to the hospital.  Experienced participants can be delegated daily roles as nurses and doctors.  See first hand treatments you may not have access to seeing in your home environment.

You will need prior knowledge & experience in the medical profession to apply.  

Hospital internship schedule

Example day to day (breakfast lunch, dinner included daily)

  • Monday-Friday – The schedule is highly flexible and depends on local needs and your skills. You can expect to accompany the doctor on his rounds every morning and be prepared to assist in various tasks based on your own level of experience.  The Hospital Director will schedule your program when a resume and qualification certificates have been received.
  • Weekends – are always free.  Relax at the volunteer center or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation

Located in a central part of Kathmandu, about 1 hours drive from the airport, the large volunteer center has 4 bedrooms which hold up to 12 people maximum, with 3 to 4 people sharing one room. They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room; a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable, covered area for smoking and drinking alcohol and 24/7 security.  Amenities include;
TV with SKY, DVD player, computer with internet & several gym’s nearby.  ATM’s approx  5 minutes walk from the center.  Local supermarket is a 5 minute walk from the centre.  Personal SIM card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop.  The volunteer house has free Wi-Fi, however please be aware the quality is not always great with slower speeds and irregular connections occasionally.   Most people bring their own devices and buy a local SIM with data plan instead.

For those seeking more privacy, there are accommodation upgrades available at an extra cost. (approx US$150 p/room p/week).  This must be booked in advance and availability is limited.

Kathmandu accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine)
  • 4-6 persons p/room
  • Wifi in public areas (Quality is not the best though.  You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan)
  • T.V, DVD player, computer
  • Laundry facilities (at an additional fee)
  • Lockable rooms
  • Hot shower
  • Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • Fans (no air-con)

Meals

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can chose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Weekends & Extra Tours

Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience all its own. Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hotspot, is where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artifacts, woodcarvings, handicraft and an assortments of unique clothing and apparel. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores, offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. There are numerous dining options available throughout the city, including Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese in addition to a variety of local cuisine.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.