Medical Internship in Argentina
Do you dream of being a nurse or a doctor? Would you like to work along side a medical team but have no experience? Do you want to improve others’ lives through your skills? Yes! Then read on. Who knows, this might be the right medical internship opportunity in Argentina for you.
- Intern assisting local doctors and a medical team from $454
- Make a difference and feel safe during your stay in Argentina
- Participate in a recommended and meaningful medical internship in Argentina
- Be part of a rewarding internship in the health care field and explore Cordoba
Get a meaningful healthcare experience in beautiful Argentina
This medical internship in Argentina is the perfect project for those who are considering a career in the healthcare or in the nursing field. Interns are needed to contribute to the healthcare system in Argentina. As an intern in the Healthcare and Medical Project, you will have a valuable and unforgettable experience as you assist clinics and hospitals and enhance healthcare for Argentinians. Through this you will gain experience, open doors and grow professionally. IFRE partners with local nonprofit organizations, clinics and hospitals with which we work on a variety of health related projects. You will work with individuals and communities to promote and educate locals on different health topics, aiming to improve the quality of life of Argentinians in rural areas. As you work in the Argentina medical internship, you will explain the importance of personal hygiene, nutrition, sanitation, disease prevention, basic care and so on.
The ultimate goal of this medical internship in Argentina is to help to improve others’ lives through education and basic medical care. Your experience will be life-changing and memorable as give you plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
To join our health care internships in Argentina you do not need previous health care experience or education. Our Argentina internship programs were created to open door to interns from many different walks of life Whether you are a student, professional, or retiree, there is a role for you in our healthcare internship in Argentina.
Intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred. If you would like to improve your Spanish, we suggest that you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding, for you and for the people you help.
AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES
During your Medical Internship in Argentina, you will work four to fie hours per day, Monday through Friday. Depending on your individual skills and interests and the needs of the local staff, some of the daily activities might involve:
- Planning and carrying out educational workshops
- Teaching Personal Hygiene
- Teaching locals about the benefits of nutrition and a healthy diet
- Providing personal care when needed
- Helping with vaccinations
- Educating others on how to prevent diseases
- Observing general functioning of the health system
- Participating in training
- Helping with administrative tasks
- Promoting a clean environment in the communities
During the IFRE Argentina medical internship, you will either stay with a host family or hostel.
Our host families are socially respected members of the community who have hosted interns from many different countries. They participate in this program to help and look after interns like you who decided to give their time and skills to assist local communities. Your will provide you with one bedroom which you will have to share with one same gender intern.
Your hostel is located in a charming neighborhood in the city of Cordoba. Cordoba is a city with a high prospect for a bright future which maintains echoes of its colonial and culture-rich past. Cordoba's vibrant culture has produced a number of influential writers and its own musical style known as "El Cuarteto." Not to mention an abundance of all sorts of musical genders from classical to jazz passing by rock, pop and techno. The city boats many monuments, lively festivals, pleasant theaters and a pulsing nightlife. As an intern you will live in an accommodations just minutes from the downtown area. You will get to know other interns. The hostel houses the local operator's headquarters. It means you will be in constant contact with the Argentina internship coordinator and receive ongoing support.
What is an Intern’s day like as part of the medical internship?
Medical students will begin their day at the hospital around 7:30 am and be finished between 1-2 pm. Within the hospital, the medical observer will have the opportunity to shadow doctors and nurses, assist in taking patient history, observe surgeries, attend medical lectures with fellow medical students and perhaps perform basic medical and healthcare procedures. Work within the community may include providing children with general health checks, assisting in the distribution of vaccinations and providing advice on nutrition and pregnancy prevention.
Your day as a medical intern on Argentina will start at 7:30 am at the hospital and finish between 1 pm to 2 pm. During this time, you will shadow doctors and nurses and many different tasks from making notes about the patient’s medical history, observe surgeries, attend lectures with other interns. In some cases, you may perform primary medical procedures. As part of your tasks you will also work with the community doing health check-ups to children, distribute vaccines and educating others in relation to the importance of nutrition and family planning.
Where will I live during my medical internship in Argentina? How far is my intern home from the school?
Internships will stay in a hostel with fellow Internships or with a host family, depending on their placement. There is public transportation available by bus for $0.80 (USD). Placements are 20-45 minutes from provided accommodations.
The location of your home in Argentina will depend on your placement. Some interns will stay in a hostel with other interns and others with a local host family. Usually schools are 20 to 45 minutes public bus ride away, which costs about US $0.80.
What activities can I expect Internship in the Medical Project?
Participants are placed in community-based clinics to learn about direct patient care in Hospitals or Primary Care Health Centers. Longitudinal placements enable participants to understand the clinic structure and public health system, and to develop relationships with clinic staff, physicians and patients. Participants rotate through a variety of settings and departments in area hospitals.
You will be are placed in a small clinic working within the community to give you the opportunity to learn about how to deal with patients, or in a Hospitals. This way you will learn first hand about the medical services structure and how to develop relationships with clinic staff, physicians and patients.
Medical Internships will work in rotations at different hospitals in Córdoba. This enables them to have a broad range of experiences in different medicine and healthcare departments including trauma, dermatology, pediatrics, optical, cardiology, radiology, gynecology and obstetrics.
To make the most of this medical internship in Argentina you will rotate through various departments in the hospitals in Cordoba. This, way you will have many different experiences within each healthcare departments: trauma, dermatology, pediatrics, optical, cardiology, radiology, gynecology and obstetrics.
Where will my medical internship in Argentina take place, in a clinic or a hospital?
Internships may find themselves working in a primary care clinic or in the biggest public hospitals in Córdoba.
It depends. Your medical internship program in Argentina may take place in small healthcare clinic or in a big public hospital in Cordoba.
What are the requirements to join the medical internship program? Do I need to speak Spanish?
This program is only for participants that study health science, public health or a similar discipline. An intermediate level of Spanish is required for all Medicine & Healthcare Internship in Argentina to ensure that you can interact fully with both the local staff and patients.
This medical internship project is restricted to health, science, public health students or those who are enrolled in a related course. It’s very important to speak Spanish at an intermediate level to make sure you have a memorable experience during your internship in Argentina. You will have to face a lot of barriers and challenges without speaking the local language. Actually, it will be nearly impossible to work with others involved in the Argentina medical internships
Will I get a hands-on medical internship experience in Argentina?
You may, depending the observer, level of Spanish, medical knowledge and personality. We cannot guarantee that you will receive hands-on experience, it is an observer program but 70% of the students get hands on experience at the project.
Perhaps. Mostly this is a program to observe and assist the medical staff, but about 70% of the interns have the opportunity to have a more hands-on experience during their medical internship in Argentina. It will depend on your supervisor, your level of Spanish, medical knowledge and personality.
Is healthcare available all-round the year? If not, when does it close for how long?
Yes, the Argentina medical internship programs are available throughout the year, but we recommend that you avoid coming over during the Christmas festivities from the December 23rd to January 2nd.It’s a very quiet period.
Any important information you want to share about this project.
An intermediate level of Spanish is required for all Medicine & Healthcare Internships in Argentina to ensure that you can interact fully with both the local staff and patients. Interns should also dress professionally (scrubs) for this international medical internship.
Improve your Spanish to an intermediate level to you can make sure you can communicate with the medical internship staff members and patients. As a medical intern, you must also wear smart clothes and dress professionally.
Is there anything else I should know as a medical intern in Argentina?
Applications must be received 6 weeks prior to their start date.
The Internship must be able to read, write and communicate in Spanish at intermediate level or advanced. Criminal Record Check: Criminal Records Review Act, which means that all Internships who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving working with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register for Internship.
Yes. You must submit your application six weeks before the Internship start date, and practice your Spanish skills, as you must read, write and communicate in Spanish at intermediate level.
Under the Criminal Records Review Act, all interns need to provide a criminal record check. This is a mandatory requirement to participate in this medical internship opportunity in Argentina.