As the name suggests, the medical internship program in Delhi is a great platform for medical students looking for international work experience. Interns joining this program will be placed at a local private hospital well equipped with modern medical facilities and, a team of highly experienced and renowned doctors. The placement hospital is at a close proximity to the home base accommodation. This program fulfills the objective of providing international exposure to medical students in India and the Indian medical practices.
What's not Included
Delhi is located in Northern India, comprising Old Delhi and New Delhi, and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the world. This bustling metropolis is a true reflection of the meeting of old and new, and offers an array of exciting things to do and places to see.
As the capital city, and main gateway to India, Delhi is made up of spacious, tree-lined avenues, national institutions, museums, landmarks and chaotic markets or bazaars. With an incredibly rich history, a vastly diverse number of ethnic groups, and stunning temples, the capital of India has become a popular destination for all types of travelers.
As an intern on this project you will shadow an experienced medical practitioner while they carry out their daily routine. You will need to select 3-4 potential preferred departments from the following list in which you would like to be based. These include:
- Blood Bank
- Operation Theatres
- Dialysis Unit
- Critical Care
- General Wards
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
To make the most out of your placement, it is very important to build trusting relationships with the local medical staff and remember to respect the methods of medical practice and treatment you may be exposed to, as it may be very different from what you are used to.
A typical day: You will typically work from 9:30 - 16:00, 5 days a week. Your hours may vary according to the the availability of the doctor you have been paired with as well as your assigned tasks.
Please take note of the project's minimum requirements:
- Must be a pre-med, medical or nursing student
- Good level of English
- Immunizations (consult your doctor)
- CV / Resume
- Police clearance form
- Statement of motivation
- Letter of recommendation from a professor or medical professional you have worked with
- Must be 18 years old
Orientation Week (Not Included, Highly Recommended):
For an additional fee you can extend your program by joining an immersive and interesting one-week orientation program in Delhi prior to your volunteering start date. You will have the opportunity to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, tour the the Akshardham Temple (the largest Hindu temple in the world), take Hindi language classes, learn about India's unique culture, watch a Bollywood movie and eat at an authentic Indian restaurant. This is a fun opportunity to familiarize yourself with the country and meet other like-minded interns from around the world. The extra fee for this week is US$250 and you may book this following registration. If you would also like to visit the Taj Mahal, a tour can also be arranged for an additional fee.
Add-on Beach Week in Goa: If you are looking for a great conclusion to your program you can stay for an additional week in Goa. This is an idyllic holiday destination with white, sandy beaches - ideal for swimming and relaxing. You can enjoy the beaches or hire a motorbike and roam around the city as you wish. Please note that the beach extension week is unguided but Delhi-Goa travel tickets, airport/train station transfers, sightseeing and accommodation is provided.
During your time on the program you are encouraged to make the most of your time off and explore all that India has to offer. Delhi is strategically located within close proximity to some of India’s best weekend getaways including Agra (home to the Taj Mahal), Jaipur - the Pink City of India, Dharamsala (residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama), Jim Corbett National Park, Haridwar (best place to practice Yoga and experience a pious environment) and Amritsar (Home to The Golden Temple; the holiest shrine of Sikhism).