Internship for students

Learn more about our internships for students

Are you studying medicine and want a clinical experience abroad?

Gain 4-12 week unforgettable experience of clinical work in a developing country by shadowing doctors at a busy hospital. You will get a unique insight into tropical diseases you otherwise rarely experience at home, career benefits on your CV and insight into different  hospital departments of your choice. It is a perfect opportunity to combine career development with good experiences and new friends for life. As a medical student you will in many cases have  an opportunity to get academic credit for the stay.

How does the medical program work?

On the program, you follow a trusted doctor from one of our partner hospitals that will serve as your mentor in the daily work at the department. Together with your mentor you will go on ward rounds, observe procedures and experience the daily life in the hospital.

At the different patients, your mentor will be sharing his experience, explain in detail the patient’s condition and answer any question you might have. If your mentor feels that you are fit, there will also be an opportunity to help (hands-on experience) under supervision according to your current educational level.

Furthermore, you and your fellow Try Medics students will receive lectures, held by the hospital staff to improve your knowledge on diseases relevant to the area and the hospital where the internship takes place.

Which departments?

In order to provide a broader knowledge of a physician’s work, we give you the option to select a new department every week in the hospital. You choose your department preferences, and we will try to meet your wishes as best we can. We tailor a minimum stay of 4 weeks with regard to your preferences and the distribution of the Try Medics students. If in doubt about the choice of specialization, the internship may help you on your way, since you will get an insight into the work of various departments.

How much can you expect to be in the hospital?

A typical internship day runs from about 7:30 to 12:00 and continues once weekly into the afternoon with theoretical lessons. You may find that internship days vary slightly depending on which department you are placed. Eg. if you are on the surgical ward, there may be planned surgery in the afternoon, which you must observe.

On request it is possible to extend your time at the hospital, so your internship runs from about 7:30 to 15:00.

With the schedule, it is possible to explore the destination in your spare time. The internship runs from Monday to Friday. In the free time there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of the destination’s many possibilities. Many activities are included in your stay as swimming with wild dolphins on Zanzibar or experiencing the savannah in Uganda.

Can you combine your stay with a course of study?

The options vary depending on where you study and how much of your study you have completed. We therefore recommend you contact your counselor and investigate whether you can combine our stay with a course of study. We will be happy to assist you with any documentation required.

Who will take care of you?

We have established a safe and relaxed family environment on each destination to enhance your exploration and learning experience. Our dedicated program manager will be on top of your placement ensuring you get properly introduced to the hospital and the mentors involved. The program manager will constantly follow up on your progress and be there during the whole of your stay. The manager is also helpful with good advices on fun local activities you and your fellow students can go on. You will be staying in the Try Medics house with the rest of your Try Medics group. In addition to the program manager there will be chefs, housekeepers, drivers and security guards at the house to ensure that your focus only needs to be on your medical internship.

Read what our students say here

 

Are you a nursing student and want a clinical experience abroad?

Gain 4-12 week unforgettable experience of clinical work in a developing country by shadowing nurses and doctors at a busy hospital. You will get a unique insight into tropical diseases you otherwise rarely experience at home, career benefits on your CV and insight into different  hospital departments of your choice. It is a perfect opportunity to combine career development with good experiences and new friends for life. As a nurse student you will in many cases have  an opportunity to get academic credit for the stay.

How does the internship work?

On the internship, you follow a trusted nurse or doctor from one of our partner hospitals that will serve as your mentor in the daily work at the department. Together with your mentor you will go on ward rounds, observe procedures and experience the daily life in the hospital.

At the different patients, your mentor will be sharing his experience, explain in detail the patient’s condition and answer any question you might have. If your mentor feels that you are fit, there will also be an opportunity to help (hands-on experience) under supervision according to your current educational level.

Furthermore, you and your fellow Try Medics students will receive lectures, held by the hospital staff to improve your knowledge on diseases relevant to the area and the hospital where the internship takes place.

Which departments?

In order to provide a broader knowledge of a nurse’s work, we give you the option to select a new department every week in the hospital. You choose your department preferences, and we will try to meet your wishes as best we can. We tailor a minimum stay of 4 weeks with regard to your preferences and the distribution of the Try Medics students. If in doubt about the choice of specialization, the internship may help you on your way, since you will get an insight into the work of various departments.

How much can you expect to be in the hospital?

A typical internship day runs from about 7:30 to 12:00 and continues once weekly into the afternoon with theoretical lessons. You may find that internship days vary slightly depending on which department you are placed. Eg. if you are on the surgical ward, there may be planned surgery in the afternoon, which you must observe.

On request it is possible to extend your time at the hospital, so your internship runs from about 7:30 to 15:00.

With the schedule, it is possible to explore the destination in your spare time. The internship runs from Monday to Friday. In the free time there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of the destination’s many possibilities. Many activities are included in your stay as swimming with wild dolphins on Zanzibar or experiencing the savannah in Uganda.

Can you combine your stay with a course of study?

The options vary depending on where you study and how much of your study you have completed. We therefore recommend you contact your counselor and investigate whether you can combine our stay with a course of study. We will be happy to assist you with any documentation required.

Who will take care of you?

We have established a safe and relaxed family environment on each destination to enhance your exploration and learning experience. Our dedicated program manager will be on top of your placement ensuring you get properly introduced to the hospital and the mentors involved. The program manager will constantly follow up on your progress and be there during the whole of your stay. The manager is also helpful with good advices on fun local activities you and your fellow students can go on. You will be staying in the Try Medics house with the rest of your Try Medics group. In addition to the program manager there will be chefs, housekeepers, drivers and security guards at the house to ensure that your focus only needs to be on your medical internship.

Read what our students say here

 

Are you a midwifery student and want a clinical experience abroad?

Gain 4-12 week unforgettable experience of clinical work in a developing country by shadowing midwifes at a busy hospital. You will get career benefits on your CV and a perfect opportunity to combine career development with good experiences and new friends for life. As a midwifery student you will in many cases have an opportunity to get academic credit for the stay.

How does the midwifery program work?

On the program, you follow a trusted midwife from one of our partner hospitals that will serve as your mentor in the daily work at the hospital. Together with your mentor you will go on ward rounds, observe births, caesarean sections and witness the midwife’s work in general.

At the different patients, your mentor will be sharing her experience, explain in detail the patient’s condition and answer any question you might have. If your mentor feels that you are fit, there will also be an opportunity to help (hands-on experience) under supervision according to your current educational level.

Furthermore, you and your fellow Try Medics students will receive lectures, held by the hospital staff to improve your knowledge on diseases relevant to the area and the hospital where the internship takes place.

We tailor a minimum stay of 4 weeks and ensure that you get a broad insight into the midwife’s work.

How much can you expect to be in the hospital?

A typical internship day runs from about 7:30 to 12:00 and continues once weekly into the afternoon with theoretical lessons. You may find that internship days vary slightly depending on which department you are placed. Eg. if you are at the maternity ward, there may be planned caesarean section in the afternoon, which you must observe.

On request it is possible to extend your time at the hospital, so your internship runs from about 7:30 to 15:00.

With the schedule, it is possible to explore the destination in your spare time. The internship runs from Monday to Friday. In the free time there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of the destination’s many possibilities. Many activities are included in your stay as swimming with wild dolphins on Zanzibar or experiencing the savannah in Uganda.

Can you combine your stay with a course of study?

The options vary depending on where you study and how much of your study you have completed. We therefore recommend you contact your counselor and investigate whether you can combine our stay with a course of study. We will be happy to assist you with any documentation required.

Who will take care of you?

We have established a safe and relaxed family environment on each destination to enhance your exploration and learning experience. Our dedicated program manager will be on top of your placement ensuring you get properly introduced to the hospital and the mentors involved. The program manager will constantly follow up on your progress and be there during the whole of your stay. The manager is also helpful with good advices on fun local activities you and your fellow students can go on. You will be staying in the Try Medics house with the rest of your Try Medics group. In addition to the program manager there will be chefs, housekeepers, drivers and security guards at the house to ensure that your focus only needs to be on your hospital internship.

Read what our students say here

 

Are you a dentistry student and want a clinical experience abroad?

Gain 4-12 week unforgettable experience of clinical work in a developing country by shadowing a dentist at a busy hospital. You will get career benefits on your CV and a perfect opportunity to combine career development with good experiences and new friends for life. As a dentistry student you will in many cases have an opportunity to get academic credit for the stay.

How does the dentistry program work?

On the program, you follow a trusted dentist from one of our partner hospitals that will serve as your mentor in the daily work at the department. You will work closely with your mentor attend the dentist’s work.

At the different patients, your mentor will be sharing her experience, explain in detail the patient’s condition and answer any question you might have. If your mentor feels that you are fit, there will also be an opportunity to help (hands-on experience) under supervision according to your current educational level.

Furthermore, you and your fellow Try Medics students will receive lectures, held by the hospital staff to improve your knowledge on diseases relevant to the area and the hospital where the internship takes place.

How much can you expect to be in the hospital?

A typical internship day runs from about 7:30 to 12:00 and continues once weekly into the afternoon with theoretical lessons. On request it is possible to extend your time at the hospital, so your internship runs from about 7:30 to 15:00.

With the schedule, it is possible to explore the destination in your spare time. The internship runs from Monday to Friday. In the free time there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of the destination’s many possibilities. Many activities are included in your stay as swimming with wild dolphins on Zanzibar or experiencing the savannah in Uganda.

Can you combine your stay with a course of study?

The options vary depending on where you study and how much of your study you have completed. We therefore recommend you contact your counselor and investigate whether you can combine our stay with a course of study. We will be happy to assist you with any documentation required.

Who will take care of you?

We have established a safe and relaxed family environment on each destination to enhance your exploration and learning experience. Our dedicated program manager will be on top of your placement ensuring you get properly introduced to the hospital and the mentors involved. The program manager will constantly follow up on your progress and be there during the whole of your stay. The manager is also helpful with good advices on fun local activities you and your fellow students can go on. You will be staying in the Try Medics house with the rest of your Try Medics group. In addition to the program manager there will be chefs, housekeepers, drivers and security guards at the house to ensure that your focus only needs to be on your hospital internship.

Read what our students say here

Upcoming departure dates

Zanzibar

2017


30th July (maximum 4 weeks placement)

 2018

7th January (Sold out)
4th February (Sold out)
4th March (Sold out)
1st April (Maximum 4 weeks)
3rd June
1st July

29th July
26th August
23rd September
21st October
18th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

Uganda

2017


27th August
24th September
22nd October
19th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

2018

7th January
4th February
4th March
1st April (Maximum 4 weeks)
3rd June
1st July

29th July
26th August
23rd September
21st October
18th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

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Read about the destinations and which activities are included around the hospital placement.

Sounds like something for you? 

Sign up now and look forward to a placement filled with personal development, countless experiences and new friendships for life.