MEDICAL PLACEMENT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fees 315€ per week. Cultur week mandatory to start program (385€)
- Code : G/ARG/MP2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Green Lion
Our Medical Program is aimed to add to your work experience and give you a cultural exchange experience, all while helping the locals you will be caring for. General La Madrid is a small district in the province of Buenos Aires with a population of around 10,000.It has a district hospital to provide general treatment and a community clinic here that works hard to give out specific treatments such as vaccinations, baby checkups etc. You will be working in either the clinic or hospital and you may also be called outstation to visit the locals around the district for medical record keeping purposes. Your main task will be to assist and work alongside a local nurse or doctor as they are giving treatments. You will not have your own patients, however you will be expected to assist where necessary. The work tasks you’ll be given will depend upon your skills, confidence and medical background. Being a small district, you shouldn’t expect to be very busy and treatments will depend on the patients of course. But this program will also be a good way for you exchange working experiences and knowledge with local staff as you spend time with them and the local culture. Your time here will be even more productive if you know any spanish!
About the Accommodation As a homestay, you will be a guest in an intimate setting with your host family! A great way to get up close and experience the lives of the locals. Your hosts will be cleaning your room weekly, but you are expected to contribute in keeping a general tidiness around the home and your room. Food Arrangements Your hosts will be serving you from your home at the accommodation. The food will be typically local argentinian food that the family themselves would be eating!
General La Madrid is a town in the wider Buenos Aires Province about 5 hours away from the Buenos Aires township. Its calm surroundings are very relaxing and its quaint buildings have rich history. The area is surrounded by greenery and friendly faces and it’s a great place for anyone who does not like crowded places or those getting bored or stressed out by city life!
Additional Requirements A medical background or related work experience – Nursing and medical students welcome Spanish recommended Additional Equipment Required Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulders is required while working Medical gloves, scrubs and masks for yourself Optional Feel free to bring along more medical material/supplies that could be useful for your placement