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Medical Placement – Vietnam

Duration

2 Weeks

Runs from

Jan-Dec

Cost

£1699

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.

Our medical placement is a fantastic opportunity to accumulate invaluable experience within the medical sector. An eye-opening, cultural experience, this is the ideal prelude to a road to professional success.

Camp Highlights


All Inclusive

Our Medical Placements include your accomodation, transport to placement, food and flights


Medical Mentor

Access to a medical mentor to help you throughout your placement


24hr Support

24hr support is provided throughout your placement

Available Extras

Extra Placement Week – £350

2 weeks not enough? why not extend your placement and gain even more experience. Each additional week costs just £350!

Culture Week – £TBC

This action packed week combines Vietnamese culture, both contemporary and historic, through visits to historic monuments, workshops and more. Start with an orientation with fellow participants consisting of a tour of Ho Chi Minh’s cultural icons, Vietnamese language and culture classes

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Day 1:

Arrival and Welcome Meal

You will begin your experience at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport whereby you will be met by one of our reps and taken to your accommodation.

In the evening you and your fellow placement participants have the option to gather for a welcome meal that will be held within one of Koh Chi Minh’s restaurants. This is an awesome chance to experience Vietnamese food culture.

Day 2:

Orientation

If this is your first week and you have signed up for Culture Week, you will start with an orientation with fellow participants consisting of a tour of Ho Chi Minh’s cultural icons, Vietnamese language and culture classes.

If you did not sign up for Culture Week, you will be given a brief orientation and begin your placement on Tuesday.

Days 3:

Introduction to the hospital

At the beginning of your placement, you will start with a full introduction to the hospital. You will also discuss your upcoming role, as you shadow and observe local medical professionals in a variety of settings throughout the hospital in Ho Chi Minh. You may have opportunities to participate in basic triage, wound care, blood pressure measurement and medication preparation.

Days 4-6:

Medical Placements

You will continue to shadow and observe local medical professionals in a variety of settings throughout the hospital in Ho Chi Minh. You may have opportunities to participate in basic triage, wound care, blood pressure measurement and medication preparation.

Days 7-8

Free Time

After a pretty busy week so far, it’s time to chill out.

Relax by the pool, top up the tan or explore the local area. With exhilarating activities available nearby, you won’t run out of things to do!

Days 9 - 13

Medical Placements

You will continue to shadow and observe local medical professionals in a variety of settings throughout the hospital in Ho Chi Minh. You may have opportunities to participate in basic triage, wound care, blood pressure measurement and medication preparation.

Day 14

Free Time Followed by Farewell Meal

After another busy week, it’s time to chill out again.

Have the morning and afternoon to yourself followed by a farewell meal whereby your certification of completion will be handed out. You will then head back to your accommodation for the final night and will be taken back to Tan Son Nhat International Airport the following day

A diverse program, participants will be presented with an invaluable opportunity to grasp a repertoire of transferable skills, whilst working in testing circumstances, during which time they’ll assist in an array of healthcare settings, including: ER wards catering for standard medical services, international wards serving international patients and a government hospital, during which time placement students will gain a unique insight into care for tropical diseases.

Our medical placement opportunities serve as an outstanding opportunity for applicants to accumulate a network of contacts, comprising specialists in niche fields at each hospital visited, as well contact details for fellow medics.

Additionally, time on placement at a medical setting in a foreign country also serves as a fantastic way of enhancing communication skills and confidence whilst working in unfamiliar circumstances, in turn, improving the overall standard of a CV be presented to prospective employers.

Additional Costs

  • + £48.86 DBS Check
  • Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
  • Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

Program Requirements

  • 18+
  • A clear criminal background check completed by Camp Thailand (£48.86)
  • You must have an established medical background – studying on a pre-medical track, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field
  • Valid Passport (with at least 6 months left)
  • A basic level of English speaking
  • You have to be enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, good with kids and ready to experience a totally new and exciting culture!
  • So what are you waiting for? This is a perfect Gap Year job abroad!

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