Volunteers work in either Arusha (northern Tanzania) or the coastal city of Dar es Salaam. There are a variety of departments in which you could work including; maternity, surgery, paediatrics and in the laboratory.
As with all medical related placements your role will depend on your level of experience and skill. This medical placement is largely observational, but showing enthusiasm and initiative and developing a good relationship with the local staff may lead to you gaining a more hands-on role.
Regular medical workshops are run for volunteers to learn techniques and skills which can be put into practice during their placement.