MEDICAL PROGRAM - KATHMANDU (INTERNSHIP) 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 840€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration)
- Code : G/NEP/MP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Our medical program allows you to gain valuable experience by working as an intern in either a government, private, or community hospital in Kathmandu and in around Kathmandu Valley. You will spend your time here shadowing doctors, observe the medical experts and may be called upon to assist doctors and nurses. There will not be any hands-on work unless you are very experienced. If not, then most of your learning will be through observation. The aim is to impart knowledge and to gain exposure to various new medical standards of this country.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located about 45 minutes away from the airport. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. 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 Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can chose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues. For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here. Kathmandu’s Durbar Square was severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake, with many buildings destroyed beyond repair. For most visitors to Nepal, Kathmandu Valley is the arrival point and the primary focus of the visit. This small, mountain-sheltered valley is the historical centre of Nepal, a place where kingdoms rose and fell, where palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and where Nepali art and culture was developed and refined. Rivers and streams interlace with the landscape, the brick-red villages cling to ridges to preserve precious land and even from the bustling centres of each of the cities, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas against the intense blue skies. Our house is located five kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation. Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience all its own. Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hotspot, is where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artifacts, woodcarvings, handicraft and an assortments of unique clothing and apparel. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores, offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. There are numerous dining options available throughout the city, including Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese in addition to a variety of local cuisine.
Program participant criteria: Good level of English and Previous experience in medical field or medical student. Additional equipment: Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the hospital. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted. Lab coat (white coat). Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 840€ for 4 weeks. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). 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 Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sundays 6.00 Hrs 18.00 Hr