Thailand Medical Internships

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Trip code: THMI

Duration: 2-8 weeks

Gain medical experience abroad
Make a difference to the community
Volunteer in beautiful, rural Thailand

Are you a medical/nursing/healthcare student or an experienced medical professional? Take part in this incredible medical internship and help provide healthcare in a rural Thai community. Experience the healthcare system in Thailand first-hand, gain amazing medical experience for your CV and get hands-on providing practical help to patients. Make a real difference to a local community then explore the wonders of Thailand or Cambodia in your time off!

Trip highlights

  • An amazing opportunity for medical or nursing students and professionals to gain medical experience abroad
  • This unique medical internship offers practical healthcare experience in a rural community in the heart of Thailand
  • Get hands on helping people in their own homes and help to educate the local community about healthcare and disease prevention
  • Make a real difference as a medical volunteer and experience authentic life in a Thai community
  • Stay close to the Cambodian border and hop across for a bit more Asian exploration!
Further trip information

Arrival and Orientation

You will arrive into Bangkok on day one, where you will be met at the airport and taken to a Bangkok hostel. During your two night stay in Bangkok, you will receive an orientation and a city tour. You will then be transferred to the project location.

When you arrive at the project you will receive a full orientation, introducing you to the healthcare project and giving you all the information you need to know about your medical internship role.

Medical Internship

Set in Surin, in the rural heart of Thailand, this medical internship project offers the opportunity for medical/healthcare/nursing students and professionals to gain healthcare experience abroad. Working hours are 8am-3pm Monday-Thursday, with Fridays and weekends being time off.

Your daily volunteer duties will include visiting patients in their homes and participating in healthcare education schemes in the local community. You will be transferred to your volunteer location daily, where you will work alongside local coordinators and translators as part of a valuable volunteering team.

Duties may include:

  • Conducting general health checks and taking weight, height and waist measurements
  • Participating in the Hypertension Clinic; focusing on blood pressure, weight and BMI
  • Screening patients for diabetes
  • Healthcare education sessions about problems such as Dengue Fever, Hand Foot and Mouth disease and about the Birth Control programme
  • Assisting at home visits
  • Assessing child development in the community
  • Participating in the school health check programme including educating young students about the importance of basic hygiene
  • Medically qualified participants MAY be able to assist with the diagnosing of illnesses and treatment (at the discretion of local medical professionals)
  • Qualified  and experienced nurses MAY be able to assist with occasional dressing of wounds, sutures, or injections (at the discretion of local medical professionals)
  • Assisting with clinics at the local temple, running health checks for the monks
  • Participating in ‘pap’ / ‘smear’ test screening (subject to qualifications and professional approval)
  • Packing the medications and medical materials

Please note: for those applying for this programme without any medical experience you will mainly be observing.

Booking options

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There may be some start dates with restricted placement lengths. Please note there may be some days when the project will not run due to religious and public holidays for example the project will close for 5-7 days for Songkran festival each year. There is also closure over the Christmas and New Year period.