Medical Voluntary Placements in Cusco, Peru from US$270

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Peru
Location : Cusco
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

Clinics and hospitals for low income families in Cusco tend to be under-funded and under-staffed but you can volunteer to help on these structured placements.

Volunteers can play an important role in assisting local nurses and doctors, while also learning about the healthcare system here. However, it is important that healthcare volunteers have realistic expectations with regard to the activities that they will get involved in (see below).

These placements are perfect for pre-med, 1st year or 2nd year medical students. You will need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field. Naturally, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our program partner on arrival in Peru.

 

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

 

 

Cost & How to Apply

This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$250 (1 week) to US$2420 (24 weeks)

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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Start Dates

Every month

Requirements

- Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program
Ÿ- Volunteers must speak fluent English
- Ÿ Volunteers must present a recent criminal background check
Ÿ- Spanish is not a prerequisite, however we recommend all volunteers, regardless of their Spanish language ability, take advantage of the very affordable Spanish lessons offered exclusively to you

Booking / Enquiry

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