- Shadow experienced doctors on their daily rounds, rotating through various hospital departments.
- Learn how the doctors work and how they diagnose and treat different diseases and conditions.
- You’ll also get plenty of practical experience doing health checks during medical outreaches.
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This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What will I do on a Medical internship in Sri Lanka for teenagers?
During your time as a medical intern in Sri Lanka, you will have many opportunities to learn, help, and explore. You will:
- Observe doctors and nurses as they work with patients who suffer from a range of conditions
- Help doctors and nurses perform basic health checks on medical outreaches
- Expand your horizons by exploring a new country and learning about its culture
Your work will mainly focus on the following:
Shadow doctors and nurses as they work
As a teenage intern in Sri Lanka, your role is strictly observational. This means that you’ll shadow doctors and nurses on their rounds and learn by watching what they do. You can expect to get involved with activities like this:
- Spend time in the different departments of a general hospital
- Visit a hospital specialising in traditional Ayurvedic medicine
- Attend a workshop on medical practices in Sri Lanka. You’ll also attend workshops that teach you basic medical skills, like measuring blood pressure levels
Help with medical outreach programmes
Hoping to do some hands-on work during your medical internship in Sri Lanka? During your time here, you’ll join doctors and nurses at a two-day medical outreach at a community centre. You’ll assist with basic health checks. This could involve measuring blood pressure and weighing.
All of your work during the outreach will be supervised.
Expand your horizons
Finally, as you live and work in Sri Lanka with other teenagers, you will enjoy a range of new experiences. This will include the medical work you’ll be involved in, as well as a range of cultural activities in the evenings.
Over one weekend, we will take you on a trip to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
You’ll live with a host family, which means you will be able to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan way of life and eat local food.
Where will I be working in Sri Lanka?
As a medical intern in Sri Lanka, you will be based in the capital city of Colombo.
It’s located on the west coast of the island and has become a popular tourist destination over the past few years. It’s home to palm-lined beaches and a number of fascinating cultural landmarks. Some of the most interesting include Viharamahadevi Park, the Dutch Hospital and the array of fresh produce markets.
There is a lot to see and do, and we will ensure that you make the most of your time in the city with group outings and excursions. Our staff will be right there with you to supervise throughout the day.
As far as your working environment is concerned, you will be based at a general hospital within the city. Our medical outreaches take place in surrounding communities.
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Measuring our impact
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Vi udarbejder en årlig Impact Report for vores ungdomsprojekter, som dokumenterer nogle af disse præstationer og resultater.
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Sikkerhed og personalesupport
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