Medicine in Cambodia
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where?Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Medicine project in Cambodia is a fantastic opportunity for a group to learn about and experience the healthcare system in a developing country. Your group will be based in the country’s capital and largest city, Phnom Penh. The group will stay in a guesthouse or hotel.
Your group will visit a public hospital in Phnom Penh and a health centre in the community, working alongside the Projects Abroad Coordinator, as well as a medical intern. Shadowing the experienced doctors and observing their work will provide a one off opportunity to learn about local medical techniques for treating common and uncommon tropical illnesses.
As a group of medical volunteers you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of departments. These include General Medicine, Neurology, Pneumology, Oncology, Urology, ENT, Obstetrics, ICU, Ophthalmology, Stomatology, Infectious Diseases and Gynaecology/Maternity. We sometimes run medical outreach projects in the afternoons where free medical check-ups are given to children. Each placement is tailored to your level of experience and interests.
Volunteer groups that show enthusiasm and initiative and develop a good relationship with the medical staff may find they are given further responsibilities during the project – an exciting and unique opportunity gain even more valuable medical work experience!
Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction, the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, cannot be missed so the weekend trip will provide a great opportunity for your group to explore several of the main temple sites. There will be an exciting chance to learn about traditional Khmer medicine too on this project.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.