Medical and Dental Internships Abroad in Peru

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Volunteering Solutions offers two exciting internships in Peru: one in medicine, and the other in dentistry. You will be able to work side-by-side with doctors, nurses, and dentists - making this a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Internships are located in Cusco, a popular tourist destination for its historical value.

These internships are perfect for pre-medical, medical, or pre-dentistry students!

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based on 4 reviews
  • Impact 8.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.3
  • Value 7.7
  • Safety 9.7
  • Growth 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 10
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Ramzi
9/10

Medical Volunteering Mission

Taking part in this 2-week medical volunteering service trip in Cusco, Peru was a great experience for both myself and my friend. The clinic we worked at is located in a poor area near Cusco, where our help was much needed and appreciated. We helped out with both simpler tasks as well as more complex ones such as cleaning wounds, removing stitches, and giving shots. As pre-med students this served as a great introduction to medicine and work in a hospital. Cusco is also a great city with a lot of places to see and things to do. The family we stayed with was very welcoming and the local coordinator very helpful.

How can this program be improved?
I found this a great program, and don’t believe there are any significant changes to be made.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Christopher
8/10

Medical Volunteering Mission

The entire volunteering trip to Cusco, Peru was a wonderful experience. I was able to enjoy it both at a professional and personal level. The professional aspect of working with all the staff at the Anta Clinic really gave me first hand experience with the difficulties and joys of medicine. Interactions with grateful patients and helpful instruction by the staff made me solidify my love for medicine and healthcare. On a personal level, I enjoyed spending the rest of my time with the other volunteers. Seeing and hanging out withh different people from around the world really gave me some amazing new friendships I hope to cherish.

How can this program be improved?
If I were to say one problem it would be possibly to organize the volunteering shifts more strongly to departments with possibly more work or optional longer hours.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Shayna
10/10

Unforgettable Experience in Cusco

Unforgettable experience that was not akways easy, but was worth it. Was met at airport by Kelly, with Volsol, who got us to our host home via taxi. My friend and I could already tell we did not know enough Spanish. Our host home was nice and comfortable and we loved our host “mom” Elizabeth and her daughter, Karla. Jenny led the orientation, as she is the coordinator for all the programs in Cusco. We started work at the medical clinic the next day. I was able to work in triage and with a general practitioner, and spent one day in Pediatrics. Weekends were spent exploring the beautiful country of Peru. It was cold, and there’s no heat anywhere, which was hard for me and my friend. We struggled to communicate with taxi drivers and started using Taxidatum, which helped. The tour company ExploorPeru was excellent and had a little problem with InkaTime, but Jenny assisted us. Overall a great experience!

How can this program be improved?
Make sure it is clear you must be fluent in Spanish to do this program. Bring warm clothes if going in July. Rotate in clinic every other day to get more comprehensive experience. Set up way to meet the other volunteers before you go.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Zachary
9/10

Peru Clinical Volunteering Experience

Cusco is an amazing place to volunteer in. It gives an unfiltered view of many cultures, between the ancient Inca Empire, the Hispanic culture, and the modernizing of an up-and-coming city. It features a host of tourism sites, and as such people are used to foreigners and generally are kind and open if you know some Spanish and communicate with them. I think I'll always appreciate Hispanic and South American cultures for "what they are" and how awesome they can be because of the experiences I had in Peru.

How can this program be improved?
It was pretty good overall. Sometimes it was a bit crowded in host family houses, but my personal experience (a bit of an exception) was pretty good.
Yes, I recommend this program

About Volunteering Solutions

Since 2007, Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) has been working with the aim of providing support to the underprivileged societies of the world in order to make a difference. Over the last 11 years, VolSol has placed more than 13,200 volunteers across...