Nursing and medical internship in Cambodia
Nursing and medical internship in Cambodia
Nursing and medical internship in Cambodia

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For a medical internship abroad in an association, the project in Cambodia will perfectly match your expectations. Go to the heart of Southeast Asia, and train alongside health professionals to gain university credits. You will work with communities, and participate in the goal of access to health care for all, set by the United Nations in 2015. This is an opportunity to learn new skills as part of your curriculum, experience a new culture, and have an immersive work experience while making a positive and lasting impact on the local community.

School of Nursing (IFSI)
Nursing Education
Studies in the field of health
Post-bac STI2S


Phnom Penh


English Intermediate


Description of the program

We are working with 4 hospitals in Cambodia that have agreed to host 35 students at a time for the whole year, as part of a medical internship.

If students are flexible and interested in an educational project, we also work with schools in the same sector, so it would be possible to spend 1 or 2 weeks of internship on an educational project in Cambodia to carry out preventative work. Trainees will be placed according to their request for specialisation and the availability and needs of each hospital.

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Like all of our nursing and medical internship programs abroad, this project in Cambodia allows students to gain university credits while acquiring field experience and contributing to the UN's goal of universal access to healthcare.

Areas of care and services (non-exhaustive list):

- Physiotherapy

- Pediatrics

- Maternity

- HIV prevention and care for adults and children

- Surgery

- Dentistry

Hospitals in Phnom Penh

Our partner hospitals in Phnom Penh receive several hundred patients a day, most of them from disadvantaged communities. Some facilities are training centres funded by international humanitarian organisations to train local health care personnel and provide free care to thousands of patients without access to existing medical facilities.

The hospitals have between 100 and 400 employees, the majority of whom are Cambodian nationals. In some hospitals, healthcare personnel have been trained by international practitioners, all of whom are volunteer health professionals sent by international NGOs.

Trainee tasks

It should be noted that the trainees will mainly have an observation role and will assist the doctors, nurses and all the hospital staff in their daily tasks during the internship within this association. Surgical placements are available to those with 3 years of education (or health care professionals).

Those with international experience will also be able to participate in public health and prevention missions for rural and poor populations.

Host organization

Partner hospitals:
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- National Pediatric Hospital (NPH) - open to students and professionals.

The National Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia (NPH) is a public pediatric hospital that provides the following services: midwifery and maternity, pharmacy, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics, trauma, plastic surgery, intensive care, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS treatment for children. The tropical diseases department is also available upon request.

- Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH ) - open to students and professionals.

Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital is a public multidisciplinary hospital (CHU), one of the largest public hospitals in Cambodia. It can accommodate up to 15 students at a time.

- Preah Kossamak Hospital - open to students and professionals.

Preah Kossamak Hospital is a public multidisciplinary hospital (CHU). It can accommodate up to 10 students at a time.

- National Borey for Infants and Childcare (NBIC) - recommended for physical therapy students.

It is a center for disabled children, managed by the National Pediatric Hospital. Trainees work from 8:30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm. This placement is recommended for physical therapy students.

Strong points

Share with the community
Discover Cambodia
Discover the health care system
Identify common diseases

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