Medical Internships in Cameroon

Location: Cameroon: Buea

Program Duration: 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Want to use your training and education in the medical field to really help those in need?

Our Medical programs in Cameroon welcome volunteers with a wide range of levels of experience, from qualified medical personnel, to med and pre-med students, even individuals without medical experience can be accepted, provided they are enthusiastic and truly eager to help in the health sector.

Medical volunteers in Cameroon work in clinics and hospitals where an effort is made to tailor the placement to the volunteer’s level of experience and interests. In developing countries such as Cameroon, a far lower standard of medical service and resourcing is available. Patients whose conditions are at an advanced stage are far more commonly found, and this can represent a considerable challenge and learning experience for the volunteer.

Tasks on this program include observing and directly assisting doctors and nurses. This is achieved by accompanying doctors on rounds and helping in various ways as required. Branches of medicine requiring volunteers include Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Traditional Medicine, and Physiotherapy.

Highlights

Here’s why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need – We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact – By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You’re not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety – Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support – With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it – guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication – We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value – We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower – and we encourage you to compare!

Security – We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship – One of the benefits of volunteering is that you’ll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time – We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Qualifications

Love Volunteer invites individuals, couples, families, students, researchers and groups (whether from churches, colleges and student associations) who are highly motivated, able to face up to a very different culture and who speak English fluently.

Minimum Education

Bachelor of Science

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees starting at just USD 229 for two weeks!

Cost Include Description:

Includes accommodation, three meals a day, an airport pick-up (if required), orientation and 24/7 in-country support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Dental
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Hospital
  • Social Work
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Education
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Special Needs
  • Counseling
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Biological Research
  • AIDS
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Cameroon

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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