HOSPITAL MEDICAL WORK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 350€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€
- Code : G/CMG/HMW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The hospital where you will be working aims to offer affordable health treatment to the inhabitants of Samraong. Unfortunately, the hospital is inundated with patients who don’t get assistance due to a shortage of staff. At this project, you will be able to transfer their pre-existing medical knowledge and help deter the problem the understaffed hospital faces. Furthermore, they will be able to absorb new knowledge, information and experience from the existing medical staff at the hospital whilst working abroad. A variety of options are available for participants on this medical placement. Depending on your level of skills and experience, we will find the correct role for you in which we can fully optimize your abilities and allow you to contribute as much as possible to the hospital. We are able to offer experienced participants with daily roles as nurses and doctors. You will begin by observing and monitoring hospital practices and carrying out daily tasks around the hospital, helping out where needed. After this, you will progress to a more "hands on" role at the hospital. In accordance with Cambodian law, this program will always supervised by a registered doctor. Hospital specifics: – Bed capacity of 120 beds – Staff: 15 doctors, 36 nurses and 2 midwives – A maternity ward – This hospital is known as a level 2 hospital. We call it “CPA 2”, which means: Completed Package Activity 2. Some diseases can’t be treated here so they need to transfer these patients to other hospitals that are on level 3. – Only emergency operations happen here, such as: Appendectomy and Cesarean Section. – A free HIV testing facility was recently added – There are some kinds of diseases/cases that requires patients to be transferred to other hospitals. For example: cancer, diabetes, meningitis, and serious traffic accidents. The hospital aims to offer affordable health treatment to the inhabitants of Samraong. Unfortunately, the hospital remains understaffed and our task is to bring in participants with a medical background who can lend a hand.
The accommodation in Samraong is based on single gender rooms with a maximum of 4 people per room. They are equipped with a fan, cold shower and wifi.. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too at a small cost. There are bikes available at no extra cost, which you can use to explore the area during your free time. All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. There are three meals served during the week inside the accommodation and two during the weekend. Moreover, there are snacks available between meals.
Samraong, which name translates from Khmer into “impenetrable jungle”, is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia’s highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away. There are ATMs in Samraong as well as a bank. There are numerous local shops where you can get the basics. There are no activities included outside of the program. There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball during your free time. Siem Reap is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat or enjoy the nightlife.
Participants of this program should be of a medical background having done at least one year of medical study. You will be required to send in a copy of your CV and any qualification certificates. Additional equipment: Malaria precautions. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 350€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€. Reception at REP (Siem Reap International Airport) at the arrival on Sundays (06:00am 04:00pm).