GOA MEDICAL INTERNSHIP 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 840€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/GMI2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
This placement is the perfect placement for students of a medical background. The hospital is based in Goa. Depending on experience and confidence levels, you will be issued with a day-to-day role at the hospital, with trained English speaking-staff available at all times. After your orientation week, a formal introduction will be held on your first day at the project. During this day, you will be educated on the history of the hospital and also discuss your direct role during your internship. All participants will spend their first few days shadowing a local (English Speaking) doctor or nurse. During this time, participants will further their understanding of the nature of the hospital and the standard practices of the Indian medical world. Upon completion of your shadowing experience, you will become a regular member of staff, with genuine duties and roles to perform. The hospital is equipped with an x-ray room, operating theatre, and A&E room, an adult patient’s room, a child patient’s room and a critical ward. Participants will be able to work in all different areas or may choose to focus upon one area for the entirety of their stay. After your first week, you will have a feedback session, during which you can suggest ways to improve the functioning of the hospital and share your ideas and findings with the local staff. The aims for the project are to cater to the needs of the local community of Goa. This is done by offering the most effective treatment possible, within the restraints of low resources and financial capacity of the hospital. The hospital also has the objective of improving the health issues of the local community.
You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately, the quality of internet is not as we are accustomed to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination. ATMs: There are ATM’s around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 15 minute walk from the centre. Goa has a very long coastline with an almost unbroken sand cover. So, if you’ve come looking for sun, sand and sea without the crowds and the fuss you’ll be pleased to discover these beaches tucked away in quiet recesses where you can go to truly escape the world. Here is our list of secluded beaches to try during your Goa weekend getaways. You might have to take your own food and water as there are no eateries or accommodation near some of them. And though some of them may seem out of their way, you’ll be glad for the peace and quiet when you get there. Butterfly Beach – Kakolem Beach – Galjibag Beach – Hollant Beach – Betul Beach – Arambol Beach – Agonda Beach – Cola Beach – Velsao Beach – Sinquerim Beach – Siridao Beach
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 840€ for four weeks). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Goa Airport.