Medical Volunteer Program in India

DONE BY: Aida Abou-Zamzam | Redlands East Valley HS '14 | Wellesley College '19

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: planmygapyear.co.uk

LENGTH: 10 weeks

LOCATION: Faridabad, India

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: Independence 

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

9am-12pm: shadow doctors
12pm-1pm: lunch
1pm-5pm: shadow doctors
5pm~: free time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Shadowing different doctors
  • Observing surgery
  • Working with children in an orphanage

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 35

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Accommodation with other volunteers
  • Meals
  • Arranging weekend travel

TOP TIPS: Take advantage of the free weekends and travel!

 

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