Medical Program India

Impact: 5
Support: 5
Fun: 5
Value: 5
Safety: 5

I found the program well organized and overall attentive to volunteer's needs. I spent 5 weeks in the "slum clinic" which was run by local doctors providing basic medical care. As a retired family practitioner I felt quite at home and found patient's overall very glad to meet me and they made me feel quite welcome. The doctors are quite knowing and willing to discuss just about anything. Language barrier was probably the biggest problem but definitely nothing that could not be overcome. Meeting other volunteers rewarding. Traveling into Delhi and surrounding areas was wonderful. The most rewarding for me was learning the culture including the religion which is extremely interesting. Going in with a humble attitude is essential. Food was interesting, mostly vegetarian with milk and eggs included, curry a staple. While many volunteers loved it, as I am not a fan of spicy foods, I did quite well by requesting "not too spicy".

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed