At a glance
Join a medical internship with a group of like-minded interns in Nepal. You’ll get to learn directly from doctors as you shadow them during their rounds in local hospitals. You’ll get to rotate through various departments exposing you to different aspects of medicine and healthcare like physiotherapy, family planning, and oncology.
Your CV will have plenty listed as your medical work experience in Nepal doesn’t end there. Your group will get to sit in on lectures with local medical students at a teaching hospital. You’ll get a deeper view of healthcare challenges in a developing country and the medical practices used to treat these ailments. The skills you learn can benefit your future career path and give you plenty to talk about during interviews.
You’ll be based in the Chitwan District and live in a hotel with the other interns. To make the most of your time abroad, we’ve organised a generous mix of medical work and social activities with your group. We’ll take you to visit the famous Chitwan National Park and encourage you to sample all the dumplings you can handle.
Throughout the yearSee Dates
18 or over
At our Medicine Placements for groups in Nepal, your work will be split into three areas:
Shadow doctors and other medical staff as you rotate through different hospital departments
You and the other interns will have the opportunity to learn directly from doctors during their rounds. They’ll show you the ropes and introduce you to how things are done in the hospital, including the different departments. You’ll be exposed to many different fields of medicine including:
- Family planning
- Eye health
- Cancer treatments
You may even find that these departments play a role in your future medical specialisation.
Sit in on medical lectures at a teaching hospital
This team trip is all about observational medicine and learning from qualified professionals. As part of this, you and the other interns will get to attend lectures at a local teaching hospital. These lectures will build your medical knowledge and expose you to basic medical practices and techniques.
Explore Nepal while getting to know other medical interns from around the world
Our staff will plan everything for you from the moment you arrive until you leave. This includes the time you spend exploring Nepal. They’ll make sure you get to see as much as possible during your stay with a trip to national parks, Buddhist temples and dumpling cooking classes. You’ll get to do all of this alongside other interns from around the world. You’ll work together in a group and explore together too. You might even find that you form lifelong friendships with people from your group.
Where in Nepal will I be working?
Your Medical internship group in Nepal will be based in the Chitwan District. This area is home to some of the best medical institutions in the country so you know there’ll be plenty to learn. You’ll get to observe the work of healthcare professionals as you rotate through various departments in the hospital. You’ll even get to sit in on medical lectures with local students at a teaching hospital.
Chitwan is one of the biggest cities in Nepal but it is still dominated largely by rural areas and forests. Because of this, you can find some of the most diverse species of flora and fauna in Chitwan National Park. Expect to find Bengal tigers, rhinos and mugger crocodiles amidst the dense forests.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Nepal
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