Type: Medical & Health Care,
Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in public hospitals and clinics. You will gain valuable clinical experience, which will look great for future employers, and you’ll be providing valuable help where it is needed most. Whether you are qualified, or you are a pre-med student looking for experience to help you get a feel for clinical work, this project would be hugely grateful for your assistance. If you do have skills or background in a specific area of medicine, such as paediatrics, maternity, surgery etc. then the placement can be designed around that.
In belize, free public hospitals and clinics are typically underfunded, understaffed and struggling to meet the needs of everyone they care for, as they treat patients regardless of income. Help is needed in all aspects of the running of the clinics, from basic nursing care to surgeries. Volunteers with any sort of medical or health-care background or knowledge are highly valuable beause it takes the pressure off the normal staff, and challenges their knowledge, because you have cutting edge training.
Specialist skills are also highly sought after such as Urologists, Gynecologists, Dermatologists, Physician Specialists and GP's. There is not always a specialist from every area of medicine available, so any outside help is greatly appreciated.
These hospitals do much for the well being of the community and provide much needed help and support for families with low incomes. The benefit is, volunteers get as much out of the project as they give. The project is sustainable in that the techniques and knowledge that volunteers bring to staffs attention can continue long after volunteers have gone, and improving the quality of care. Whilst volunteers gain experience in a hectic, resource limited environment, skills which can be transfered to their own practice.
All projects are self-funded, but include accommodation, food, airport transfer and training. Click to apply and a project advisor will be in touch to discuss price and availability.
The Arches, North Campus Incubator
Telephone 1: 0161 8706212
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