Medical Internship in Nepal

Volunteer Wold Nepal’s medical internship in Nepal is open to all ages and ideal for those with a keen interest in pursuing a profession in medicine. A medical internship in Nepal is a great opportunity to gain some practical experience while working alongside doctors and nurses in Nepal. Whether you’re a high school student preparing for college applications, or already enrolled in a medical degree, this project is sure to add value. A medical internship in Nepal is also an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the healthcare system of a developing country. This is what will give your resume an extra edge.

Medical internship in Nepal program is an ideal platform for overseas students from pre-medical, medical, and nursing backgrounds. Students joining a medical internship in Nepal program will be placed at local hospitals, both private and government, and medical clinics. Medical internship in Nepal program interns will be put under the guidance of professional doctors and nursing staff where they will get to observe and learn about the medical practices in Nepal. Medical internship in Nepal program will provide an immense boost to the medical career of the interns while giving an edge them over their peers back in college.

Medical Internship in Nepal Highlights:

  • Intern under professionals in local hospitals/clinics in various locations and get practical experience in the healthcare sector
  • Responsibilities at the project include assisting the doctors, shadowing/observing everyday treatment
  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, checking blood pressure and maintaining records
  • Work with fellow interns/medical professionals who come down from different parts of the worlds

Intern Roles and Responsibilities:

Medical internship in Nepal tasks assigned to the interns will be strictly on the basis of the level of their education and experience. While pre-med students would mostly observe the doctors and the staff, 3rd and final-year medical, as well as nursing students, can get hands-on experience depending upon their level of work experience and understanding such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, measuring blood pressure, fever etc. A list of the daily routines of the intern volunteers includes general tasks as given below:

  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, etc.
  • Shadow the doctors on critical surgeries and operations.
  • Being involved in the daily procedures of the hospital.
  • Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors.
  • Maintaining record files.
  • Routine patient check-ups like measuring Blood pressure, and checking fever.

Medical internship in Nepal program interns will be joined by local doctors and nurses where they get hands-on clinical experience and get to observe the health care system in Nepal. Medical internship in Nepal program is ideally suited for pre-medical and medical students who need to gain valuable experience which will be beneficial for their medical careers.

Join our medical internship in Nepal to learn and understand from doctors and nurses in the local hospitals and work under professionals in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Salleri, and Okhaldhunga to get practical experience in healthcare.

Orientation begins on the morning of next day your arrival and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Nepal – an introduction to Nepal, Nepalese customs, language training details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Nepal, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to visit local temples, sample authentic Nepali food, meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all below mentioned activities in you introduction program.
• Arrival and introduction host family
• Survival Nepali lessons and cultural discussion
• Local amenities and sightseeing and project start

On arrival in Nepal, volunteers stay in a host family in Kathmandu for their orientation.

Volunteers are then accommodated together in homestays and hosted by local families who have been approved by our program staff. We give your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a host family, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn about the Nepalese way of life, meet local people, try traditional food and speak the local language – especially when host families in Nepal tend to have limited English.

Living is basic but comfortable and most homestays have electricity and running water, with the exception of some rural homestays which are without these conveniences during the dry season. Squat toilets are the norm in Nepal and you will not come across many western toilets. Volunteers can also expect low-pressure showers that are generally not heated; however, this is refreshing after a day in the heat.

You can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers and bedrooms have single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided. It is recommended volunteers bring their own sleeping bags and mosquito nets for any trips away.

WiFi is available in most of the volunteer homestays. If you would like to keep connected during your stay, we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Nepal.

The staple meal for most Nepali families is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari) and/or meat (masu) with a side of pickle/sauce (achar). Volunteers are served two meals per day at their homestay and can purchase additional food to supplement this if they wish.

Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on Nepalese communities by providing assistance with a wide range of activities that help make life, and the future, better for local people. Volunteer World Nepal has a number of volunteer projects in Nepal. Some are located on the outskirts of the capital city of Kathmandu in rural and urban areas, while others are in Pokhara and Salleri. Pokhara is located in mid-western Nepal and is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its amazing mountain views. Salleri is the Everest Mountain region: beautiful landscapes, hillsides dotted with villages, a lively weekend bazaar, a Tibetan camp, and many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. In Salleri you can teach in Schools, teach English in a monastery, work in a Health Clinic or work in Construction. Salleri is a small Himalayan Region town that serves as the headquarters of the Solukhumbu District.

Low-cost, fully hosted volunteer abroad programs in Nepal.
Your registration fee and your program fee provide access to a fully hosted volunteer experience with Volunteer World Nepal. In order to apply to join Volunteer World Nepal you are required to make your registration fee payment of 100 dollars.

Key Information:

Improve access to quality healthcare
Various locations in Nepal
Homestay accommodation
Based in hospitals and clinics in Nepal
Up to 4 - 5 hours volunteers a day
Fully hosted experience from 200 dollar for 1 week
Base Camp treks and other tours available
Durations from 1 - 4 weeks
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Program fee for two weeks: 350 USD
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

What's included:

  • Two meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation and survival Nepali language lesson
  • Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 24/7 email and telephone support
  • Volunteer handbook
  • 24/7 hours emergency support
  • Dedicated VWN program and travel co-ordinator
  • Regular program inspection
  • Scholarships for low income students

What's Excluded:

  • Flights to Kathmandu
  • Visa cost
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Domestic flight costs
  • Transportation costs for the volunteers who want to work outside the Kathmandu Valley
  • Personal items, extra beverages and entertainment expenses
  • Personal travel and sightseeing
  • Transportation service during weekends travel
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"I took a plane to Nepal, leaving behind friends and family, to spend the next several months getting to know my new family. Relocating to a developing nation on the other side of the planet might be intimidating. However, I was greeted warmly as a member of the Volunteer World Nepal family as soon as I arrived. Joining Volunteer World Nepal provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity..."