Medical internship in Peru

Skype Me™!

Bookmark and Share

internship medical clinic hospital peru

Proyecto Peru mediates in your medical internship in Peru. Internship possibilities in a public medical clinic, birthing center or health care project in Cusco. If you study to become a doctor, nurse, midwife or obstetrician, an internship in Peru will give you a working experience unlike any you’ve gained so far. The contrast between Western medical facilities and practice and those of the developing world is huge. This contributes to your experience and knowledge.

Proyecto Peru offers placements in a medical clinic in Cusco, Peru. You will see all the aspects of working in a medical clinic in Peru. Depending on your experience and your Spanish level, you will be assisting the doctors in their daily work in the clinic. You can do your internship year round. The medical internship is available for a minimum of 4 weeks and there is no maximum. You can also do an internship on the field of health care in a project near Cusco or in a birthing center in the city of Cusco.

physiotherapy internship peruMedical Spanish course

Proyecto Peru offers a Spanish course for medical purposes. The Medical Spanish course will give you a specialized vocabulary and you will develop your Spanish in a practical context. The Medical Spanish course will prepare you for meeting patients who only speak Spanish and for talking with doctors and nurses. The Medical Spanish course is your perfect preparation for a medical or health care placement in Peru.

The medical Spanish course is an individual course of 15 hours per week, 3 hours per day. The lessons are given in the mornings or afternoons. It is possible to do a Medical Spanish course and do an internship in a local medical clinic at the same time.

Medical Packagemedical spanish cusco

You can come for a medical internship any time of the year, but Proyecto Peru Internships in Cusco also offers a special Medical Package in June and July. The Medical Package is 4 weeks. If you come in June or July, you can have classes of Spanish for medical purposes in a small group instead of individual. The Medical Package will give you a specialized Spanish course of 15 hours a week, 3 hours a day in a group of a maximum of 4 medical students. So you will have 60 hours of medical Spanish in total.

During the 4 weeks, you will work in a local medical clinic. As a (pre-) medical student you will gain a worthy experience, working in a clinic in Cusco. And you will have a homestay in a local guest family during the 4 weeks, where you will have all meals. Besides that you will have 3 excursions in the weekends. One excursion is a full day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Another trip is a full weekend to Lake Titicaca where you will have a boat trip on the lake, visit different islands and sleep 1 night on an island. And of course there is a visit to Machu Picchu. You will go on a 2 day trip by train. Write us for more information and the price of this package for next June / July.




Medical internship placements

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

- position

Doctors assistant        APPLY NOW!

- location

Cusco

- brief description of the project

Interns can work at one of several medical posts / health clinics where interns without a lot of experience will work closely with a doctor. The doctor has more time to explain the illnesses and treatments than the staff at the bigger hospitals. The main areas are general medicine, gynecology and pediatrics. Sometimes visits to local communities are also arranged.

- activities

Interns working with local hospitals will serve the poor residents of communities by providing preventive health care and education, and offering free and low cost health services. Local doctors and nurses will assist you in learning about the practice of medicine in resource-poor settings, as well as providing an invaluable perspective regarding the unique health care needs and concerns of the surrounding communities.

Depending on your medical experience and Spanish language skills you may be asked to assist with check-ups, triage, suturing wounds and echos. You may also help with vaccination and public health campaigns.

* Pre-med and 1st year or 2nd year of medical school:
Triage: taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature
Hospital wards: Making beds, cleaning, talking with patients
Materials: Preparing materials, sterilizing equipment

* 3rd and 4th year of medical school/Licensed doctor or nurse
Topico: Cleaning wounds, giving injections and sutures
Consult rooms and specialized departments: assisting doctor taking physicals and consults.
Campaigns: Giving vaccinations, taking records, drawing blood samples

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

- profession/study

A (pre-) medical study.

- time period

At least 1 month

- language

Intermediate Spanish

- characteristics

We require that our interns have an interest in medicine in the developing world and that they are able to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes less-than-ideal living and working conditions.




GENERAL INFORMATION

- position

Obstetrician, midwife        APPLY NOW!

- location

Cusco

- brief description of the project

This birthing home is a great intimate space that allows women to connect with their instinct and deep ancient wisdom and allows a woman to have an area where she feels all the power to bring the child with lots of love to the world.

- activities

Controls prenatal
Controls postnatal
Preparation sessions for humanized birth
Utero stimulation
Doula (woman accompanying the process of labor and delivery)
humanized birth (water birth, vertical delivery)
Postpartum Care
Waltaska (ancestral technique that allows for better and speedy recovery of women who give birth)
Controls postpartum
Newborn Care

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

- profession/study

A (pre-) medical study.

- time period

At least 1 month

- language

Intermediate Spanish

- characteristics

We require that our interns have an interest in medicine in the developing world and that they are able to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes less-than-ideal living and working conditions.




GENERAL INFORMATION

- position

Assistant in health project: malnutrition       APPLY NOW!

- location

Cusco, suburban areas

- brief description of the project

The health project (family integration project) has an intervention strategy in which actions are carried out for promotion and health prevention and nutrition, in combination with counseling and family counseling in the homes of the target group, with the aim of reducing malnutrition of the children.
For the latter, we identify three components:

• The component monitoring and surveillance of the rehabilitation of the child
• The component promotion and education
• The component development of productive capacities

- activities

We have the following activities in our project:
• monitoring of the weight and height of children
• assistance and advice to families in their homes about health and nutrition
• training of mothers in the field of preventive health and nutrition
• support health campaigns
• entering data (weight, length, visits, training records, etc.).
• providing training for the breeding of guinea pigs
• information about maintaining orchards

File a proposal for doing an internship, thesis or health or nutrition research.

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

- profession

• nurses
• doctors
• psychologists
• dietitians
• Midwives
• technicians in nursing
• livestock engineers (for the breeding of guinea pigs and other small animals)
• Agricultural engineers (for the cultivation of orchards)

- time period

At least 3 months

- language

Spanish at an intermediate level to communicate with local people

- characteristics

• Service oriented
• Commitment
• Submit your resume
• Copy of travel insurance




GENERAL INFORMATION

- position

Assistant in health project      APPLY NOW!

- location

Oropesa (village 40 minutes by bus from Cusco)

- brief description of the project

Working with women and families who live or lived with problems with violence within the family

- activities

Accompany the sick, intake of abused women, training and assistance in gathering information. Giving an education to the women so they can find a job.


Some examples of a placement:
- Reception of clients.
- Accompany the women hospitalised.
- Giving information and education.
- Supervision of the families in everyday tasks.
- Much travelling and assist at workshops and training.

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

- profession

• People who have previous experience as a volunteer or intern.
• Students from a study that could serve as a future scope for these people.
• Trainees with managerial skills.
• Persons who can assist and bring together families with domestic violence, who are able to adapt to the countryside, with no or minimal services and facilities.

- time period

• Preferably long time periods
• You can choose to work in the morning or in the afternoon

- language

Intermediate to advanced level Spanish.

- characteristics

• Employees with quality, who are able to bring closer a normal life for the people, who are able to interact and cooperate.
• Recommended age: older than 23 years.
• People with a personality that allows them to work with people with a high sensitivity.
• Proof of health, no mental or physical problems that limit you to perform the activities defined.