Medics from all over the world from all backgrounds can apply to us to organise a medical elective placement to suit your skills and desired career aims. We have years of experience in facilitating specialist and non-specialist medical elective placements and hospital voluntary positions for doctors, junior medics, nurses and those with a medical background.
The Mountain Trust works in partnership with a number of hospitals in Nepal. Those interns undertaking Medical Elective placements are usually placed in hospitals in and around the beautiful Pokhara Valley or in the South of Nepal near to the Chitwan National Park. The Trust routinely organises medical elective placements in Nepal which are always an unforgettable way to learn in a clinical environment in a lesser economically developed country.
Medical Volunteers from all over the world can work in specialist and non-specialist medical elective placements and hospital voluntary positions for doctors, junior medics, nurses and those with a medical background. Placements last from a few weeks to a few months. Because of the Mountain Trust's close working links to the hospitals we can facilitate placements of varying lengths and remits.
Medical students and practitioners can work in a variety of environments including regional healthposts, rural healthcamps and hospital settings. The Mountain Trust has a longstanding and close working relationship with the College of Medical Sciences in Bharatpur near to Chitwan in the South of Nepal. The dozens of volunteers placed here over the last four years have universally reported having an excellent and unique experience in the care of Professor Cherian, a world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Duties while on elective placement vary widely from standard ward rounds, observation and shadowing of senior medics to engaging in research, actively participating in outreach programmes and health camps. Other placements in hospitals in the Pokhara area are available and depend on specialisms and the hospital's requirements for volunteers at the time. Apply here and we can find you the appropriate placement.
In addition to your hospital placement during the elective placement you might be able to help with scheduled Mountain Trust project work. For instance, the Mountain Trust's health camps depend on volunteer medics lending their time and expertise. Roles include working in the mobile pharmacy, triaging patients, diagnosis, treatment of minor complaints and so on. There are other placements available including running health and clinical needs assessments with vulnerable and marginalised communities like the Sukumbasi riverbed community just outside Pokhara.
Medical students can also take part in Health and Hygiene education, teaching children in schools about the transmission of diseases, sex education, cleanliness, and basic food and bodily hygiene. All of these roles are open to those undertaking medical elective placements or as general medical volunteers.