GHANA: Professional Medical Work Experience Internship in Vibrant Accra!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Hospitality Internships / Community Volunteer Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital, clinic or teaching hospital. If your interest in nursing, we also can give you a placement.

Observe experts in your field and learn how they work in Ghana. Working in the health sector in the developing world is a real challenge. The experience you gain will be invaluable to you in the future and totally different to what you're used to in your home country. For social, cultural, but mainly economic reasons, people in Ghana don’t seek medical attention until their condition is very advanced or they are serious pain. Coupled with poor health and sanitary provisions, medics in these countries are faced with conditions that we don’t see in the West.

ABOUT THE PLACEMENT:

One of the institutions we work with is the fairly new HT Medical Centre, having been established in 1988. The Centre has undergone various reconstructing processes to become a one-step affordable humane service centre by constantly improving its service delivery. The Centre has a team of 28 regular Doctors, including an Eye specialist, Skin specialist, Physician specialist, Surgical specialist, ENT Specialist, Dietician, Gynaecologist, Psychiatrist, etc. This group practice minimizes referral to the teaching hospital from the Clinic and facilitates regular exchange of contemporary medical knowledge, practice and research.

The Clinic, like many medical facilities, is very busy and consultants see an average of 350 to 500 patients per day, or between 9,800 to 14,000 patients per month. The facilities and equipment include:
► ECG
► Ultrasound Scan (popularly known as the 'Video')
► X-Ray unit with an experienced Radiographer
► A well-equipped Dental clinic
► An Optometrist Opticians clinic, which also conducts eye tests and provides prescription lenses and frames.
► Well-equipped Laboratory that includes SEAC CH 16 Chemistry Analyser, Nobiscan 3A Microtitre Plate Reader, etc., enabling them to do Liver, Kidney, Blood Lipids and Hormonal assays, which very few laboratories in Ghana are able to do.
► Pharmacy Department with 3 separate pharmacy outlets in the Hospital.
► Physiotherapy and Aromatherapy Massage Departments.

You can work in a variety of medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. You'll be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics, observing or directly assisting the doctors and nurses. You can help out in simple but practical ways, vastly increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice. If you plan on specialising in a particular field of medicine, we can arrange to place you in a relevant departments including nursing, optometry and dentistry.

ACCOMMODATION:

Your accommodation will vary depending on where you're located. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside and most of our volunteers make lifelong friends of "their" families!
Travellers' placements are very flexible and you can combine this project with any other Travellers project, either in the same country or in different countries.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:
If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1695 for four weeks. You can participate for up to three months or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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