- Experience the joy of knowing someone else's life has been improved because YOU were there.
- Partner with others who understand that a better world begins with changing a single life.
- Your safety is always our priority, every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted.
- Contribute in the most meaningful way possible by volunteering in one of our life-changing projects.
- One of the most affordable volunteer-abroad programs available worldwide.
Are you looking for a chance to make a difference and gain international medical experience? Have you dreamt of experiencing a fascinating country while gaining invaluable medical experience abroad? Proper access to health and medical services is a must for people to live a normal and healthy life. Unfortunately, many underprivileged people in Thailand are deprived of this basic service. The poor people are unable to get adequate and quality healthcare, and continue to suffer without proper treatment. The local hospitals are working hard to cater to the rural and poor segments but they are usually underfunded and undermanned.
When you join this medical program, you will shadow local doctors, and medical staffs and assist with the running of the hospital or clinic. Your work and responsibilities will vary greatly depending on your qualifications and experience, and those with experience will get increased hands-on work. You general duties will involve patient care, administering first aid and providing medication, providing health counseling and administration work.Your efforts will raise awareness about health in the community and prevent many diseases, improving the community’s health. You will also provide valuable medical attention to the people unable to afford treatment and make a positive impact in their health and general well-being. You will also gain valuable medical knowledge and a field experience by learning from medical professionals which will help you excel in your medical career.
You need to be a pre-med student, nursing or medical student or have a professional background in Medical or Healthcare for this program.
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I had an amazing experience
Since watching “The Beach” back in my childhood I always wanted to visit Thailand. I was close to visit it once, but it didn’t happen. After I look into opportunities to go internship abroad, Thailand was always my number 1 priority. I chose the Internship program in Thailand offered by Global Crossroad because of two reasons. The first one is that one of my best friends have had great experience with their program for Sri Lanka. Second of all I loved the program and the affordable price. I applied online, but first I had great chat with one of their customer representatives. I choose the medical and healthcare internship because I want to pursue a career in medicine.
Long story short, I was instantly welcomed warmly by my host family. I was located and accommodated in Surin, North East of Thailand. I was picked up at the right time and accommodated accordingly..
My role in the internship project was to help the unfortunate and needy people who are deprived of general medical assistance. I’ve worked for the local hospitals, rural community clinics and child care centers. It was truly an amazing experience from which I learned a lot about medicine and about life in general.
As an intern I’ve worked for 4 days a week starting from 8am to 4 pm. I was picked up and dropped at the right time. I always worked under the supervision of local doctors and surgeons. Some of the duties I di was measuring temperature, weight, height and pressure. I’ve also provided first aid treatments, did regular rounds and normal checkups, diagnose and prescribe medicines. I was also asked to help the hospital with the administrative affairs and documentation.
I think that I have learned a lot of valuable things that will help in my career in medicine. Especially, the thing that touched me was working with patients from rural communities.
There is time for leisure as well. We spend a lot of chill-out times at the tropical beaches in the evenings. The night life in Thailand is amazing. The local staff was very welcoming and helped us to find the best sightseeing and recreational activities. I was pretty informed on the local activities and which places to visit.
I usually traveled in the weekends to Bangkok and Phuket. I visited the famous beach of the movie. I also rode elephants, it was crazy fun. I also visited Ayutthaya. There are many places to visit in this lovely city: the ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries.. Everything looks authentic and purely represents Thai culture.
Overall, the organization of the whole internship program was flawless. I was never over-charged and everything went smooth and as desired. I’ve seen a lot of great stuff and learned and experienced a lot of new things.
Definitely worth every cent and I was really sad when leaving. I had wonderful time! Highly recommended internship program! Thailand is ASTONISHING!