Nursing and medical internship in a hospital in Peru
Nursing and medical internship in a hospital in Peru

Useful information

Go to Peru and do a nursing internship abroad as part of your studies in the field of healthcare. In Cuzco, you will join a local hospital in order to reinforce the team on site. Our local NGO relies on its trainees to ensure the smooth running of the clinics. The tasks are varied, and allow you to acquire real field experience. You will apply your knowledge and learn new techniques in medicine, while discovering another health system through this professional experience in an international NGO.

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

IN SHORT

Cusco

From
 4  
to
 24  
weeks

Intermediate Spanish

Description of the program

In Cuzco, we work with 4 small partner hospitals that are mainly day care centers to allow you to do a medical internship. Each establishment has about ten beds for specific cases, and about twenty local health care personnel including doctors and nurses. The total capacity of students in Peru is 15 at a time, distributed among the different host institutions and departments (mainly general medicine).

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The services that are particularly required of trainees are maternity (midwives), rehabilitation (physiotherapists) and nutritionists (minimum requirement: intermediate level in Spanish, minimum duration 6 weeks).

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

Role of interns in Peru

Interns are supervised throughout their stay by a project manager, and then by a supervisor on site.

The main role of the interns is to assist the care staff, to accompany them in their daily tasks and to help them during busy periods. As there are often more patients than staff available, the need for staff is constant and the contribution of international students is valuable throughout the year.

Doing a medical internship like this one in Peru, you can expect to:

- Assist caregivers in their daily tasks.

- Contribute to each patient's daily medical report.

- Participate in the distribution of meals.

- Implement diets for patients.

The hospital does not have state-of-the-art equipment, and staff resources are also limited. Doing a medical internship abroad does not mean working alone. Interns will always be paired with an on-site health care professional.

The local team will organise cultural activities on holidays.

Host organization

Partner institutions: In Peru, we work with small urban clinics that can accommodate up to 28 students at a time.
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Depending on the level of Spanish, students may work in different departments, but normally they are assigned to the Department of General Medicine:

Centro de Salud Buenavista - open to students and professionals.

The Centro de Salud Buena Vista is a small urban clinic that offers several multidisciplinary services such as general medicine, pediatrics, gynaecology, laboratory and general primary care.

O2 Medical Network - open to students and professionals.

It can accommodate up to 3 students at a time in the departments of general medicine, paramedics, radiology, accident and emergency, and laboratory.

Centro de Salud Siete Cuartones - open to students and professionals.

It can accommodate up to 6 students at a time in the departments of general medicine, paramedics, radiology, accident and emergency, laboratory, dentistry, psychology, pediatrics, gynaecology.

Centro de Salud Poroy, Centro de Salud Santa Rosa & Centro de Salud San Sebastian - open to students and professionals.

They can accommodate 2 students at a time in each center. The departments available are: general medicine, paramedics, radiology, emergency, laboratory, dentistry, psychology, pediatrics, gynaecology.

Strong points

Discover your job in a different culture
Identify the health system
Possibility to combine several projects
Discover new care techniques