I am looking at donating my time and nursing student skills to the people of Vietnam. I would like to be able to assist in a medical project to assist in the development of children and families well being in their local communities.
As a volunteer on our Medical project, you will have the opportunity to experience a new culture, while developing your medical knowledge by gaining an insight into the Vietnamese healthcare system. This is a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of differences between medical systems in developed and developing countries.
This project is well suited to volunteers who are medical students, or those qualified in a relevant medical field. The Medical project in Vietnam is an observational placement and does not involve hands-on work. It’s important to note that these institutions are bound by government regulations and cannot allow international volunteers to perform tasks independently. For this reason, this project is best suited to medical students hoping to gain more insight into the Vietnamese healthcare system.
When volunteering on this project you can expect to be placed in a local hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, where you will work alongside local nurses and other medical professionals who will guide you in different tasks and activities at your placement. It is important to keep in mind that the English level of the placement staff does differ, however you will always be supported by an English-speaking coordinator from the local team. When volunteering on the Medical project, your main role will be shadowing local doctors and nurses, with the opportunity to assist them with some basic routine jobs, such as basic triage, wound care and rehabilitation.