Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Internships in Vietnam
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Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Internships in Vietnam

ELI's Medical Internship Program in Vietnam is a unique opportunity to get involved in the local community and learn from Vietnamese healthcare professionals. The clinic in DaLat is also responsible for the manufacture of most of the vaccines and medications distributed throughout South Vietnam, so interns are invited not only to assist with immunizations but with lab work as well. This program is available to advanced pre-med, nursing, medical, dental or pharmacy students.

The gorgeous hill town of DaLat is a favorite escape from the heat of Ho Chi Minh City. Lush surroundings, mild weather, bargain restaurants and great sightseeing make DaLat a famous vacation destination for Vietnamese couples and the ideal place for ELIers to have an unforgettable experience. Pack a lab coat and your hiking gear for an incredible adventure!

Highlights
  • Our Vietnam internships offer a high level of personal freedom for personal travel and interaction with the community.
  • Dalat allows visitors to get away from the heat of South Vietnam and into the much cooler Highlands. Dalat has amazing restaurants and museums and is a great chance to become a part of the local community.
  • International experience, in any field, looks great on a resume and can really set apart your application from others in your future job search.
Locations
Asia » Vietnam
Length
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
Timeframe
Year Round
Inclusions
Accommodation
Wifi
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Resume
Cover Letter
Currency
USD
Other Locations
Da Lat

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Program Reviews (2)

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Sandra
Female
24 years old
Texas, USA
University of Texas- Dallas

Surprisingly awesome nursing internship in Vietnam

9/10

I felt very satisfied with the service SE Vietnam provided for my Nursing Internship in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh Hospital of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. During the internship in Vietnam, I was glad I was able to learn technical skills from the nurses from the hospital, which were very different from how it was done back home. Above all, everyone from the program coordinator to my local buddy was extremely supportive, open and patient! The experience would not have been as great without them all.

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Janice
Female
22 years old
Massachusetts
Northeastern University

A Great Exposure

9/10

I really enjoyed volunteering at the clinic in Da Lat. It gives you a wonderful exposure of the day to day hum of activities for a local clinic. You get to see the local life in this beautiful town of Da Lat and is such an interesting way to get to know Vietnam. The staff are all very eager to get to know you, and even though there is a language barrier, you make do with hand gestures, and smiles. There was a doctor who had excellent English and a pharmacist who was eager to practice her English with me, and so the two of them took me under their wing. Not just in terms of showing me around the clinic, but also to explore around the town, showing me the best cafes and taking me out to eat and explore. I went during November/December and was the only volunteer at the time, so it was nice to have these 2 women be my companions to hang out with. There is plenty of time in the afternoons to explore the area, and relax. The work at the clinic consists of helping with immunizations, drawing blood, and working at the front desk to fill the medication orders in the little pharmacy behind.
I rotated one week in each activity, and spent 3 weeks in total. I think this experience gives you a little medical exposure to get your toes wet, but provides you with an enormous amount of experience of being comfortable with being uncomfortable, and learning to take things as you go. I got sick the first night I arrived, and the staff helped me considerably. Even though you might be the only volunteer, know you always have support! Vietnam is a wonderful country with lots to offer and explore. The thing about volunteering abroad versus at home is the additional aspect of getting to discover a whole new culture, open up your views to a whole different way of life, and see the beauty of the world. Even though professionally, this wasn't the strongest in terms of directly impacting my academics, it helped me grow personally.
My only regret is that I didn't get to stay long enough to explore the rest of the country. I spent a weekend trip hiking at one of the mountains nearby, and another on an Easyrider tour to the coast, Mui Ne, stopping along the way at various farms and loved riding through the beautiful mountainous region of the central highlands. So if you go, save time before you fly out to explore more of the country! The food is great and there is a diversity of nature all around you will be sure to fall in love with.

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ELI is a registered non-profit organization, founded in 2001, that partners with organizations from around the world that make a difference in their communities. We work closely with these groups to ensure ELI volunteers get meaningful experiences at reasonable prices.

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