Healthcare Work in Guatemala from US$275

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activity: Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Guatemala
Location : Antigua
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

The rural areas of Guatemala contrast sharply with those in large cities, especially with respect to medical care.

Volunteers get hands on experience working in small local clinics for the poor and/or working with local doctors and nurses on medical programs – providing check-ups and basic medical care in poor communities and at orphanages. Our health are some of the highest impact opportunities we offer, both in terms of what the volunteer provides to the local community as well as the field experience the volunteer gains from the experience. It is important that healthcare volunteers have realistic expectations with regard to the activities that they will get involved in (see below).

Medical students should understand that independence in medical projects will always be determined by: - level of training and demonstrated expertise - Spanish level - age - personality and ability to take initiative - duration of program

NB All healthcare volunteers must bring evidence of their level of education, their white coat and their stethoscope.

Pre-med, 1st year or 2nd year medical students

Clinic or hospital for low-income families - Triage: Taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature - Hospital wards: Making beds, cleaning, talking with patients - Materials: Preparing materials, sterilizing equipment Clinic for mentally and physically disabled children

- Activities: Taking the kids to the park or farm, organizing art and crafts workshops, providing individual attention - Mealtimes: Assisting during mealtimes, assisting with tooth brushing 3rd year or 4th year medical students and medical professionals

Clinic or hospital for low-income families

- Cleaning wounds, giving injections and sutures - Consult rooms and specialized departments: Assisting doctor taking physicals and histories

- Campaigns: Giving vaccinations, taking records, drawing blood samples Clinic for mentally and physically disabled children

- Activities: Taking the kids to the park or farm, organizing art and crafts workshops, providing love and attention

- Mealtimes: Assisting during mealtimes, assisting with tooth brushing - Physiotherapy: Providing basic assistance with physiotherapy

 

Apply for this Program in Guatemala

This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$250. Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay.

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