Pre-Medical / Nursing Electives in La Ceiba

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

There are two public hospitals in La Ceiba which serve the most impoverished people in the community.

For undergraduates on a healthcare career path this project will have you shadowing local doctors and nurses in their daily routines.  Your tasks will vary depending on your current skills, experience and Spanish language proficiency.

Assigned placements include but not limited to:

  • Assisting with non-evasive procedures like taking vital signs, taking blood pressure, weight and height of patients
  • Observation of cleaning wounds, removing sutures, draining abscesses
  • Accompanying doctors on rounds and during consultations



  • Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid 


What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and La Ceiba Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer


Not Included

  • Flights to La Ceiba. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

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