MEDICAL PROGRAM - KATHMANDU (INTERNSHIP) 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 245€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration)
- Code : G/NEP/MPK2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
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.
About the Accommodation : 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. Food Arrangements : 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.
This project is available to those who have enrolled into a university course in any of the medical fields. We require a CV and "Letter of motivation" before being accepted into this placement. A reference letter authorized by your university or the hospital or clinic you are presently working at. 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).