Go to the city of Cordoba in Argentina to support the hospital facilities through this internship in physiotherapy. It is the ideal opportunity to discover a new culture while acquiring professional experience abroad, directly in the field. Put your knowledge to work and learn new care techniques in a completely different health care system. In this way, you contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal of access to healthcare for all, set by the United Nations in 2015. You will be supervised by a multidisciplinary team, which will enrich your experience.
The physiotherapy internship takes place in a neurological rehabilitation clinic that works with an interdisciplinary team of professionals such as physiotherapists, speech therapists, psychologists, physicians, nutritionists, etc. They use high-tech techniques to ensure that all patients receive the best treatment. They have a neurological and therapeutic gym, and use laser therapy, iontoforesis, electro stimulation, among others.
The center has 30 beds to offer complete care to its patients and receives approximately 80 outpatients who come each day for different treatments.
Like all of our nursing and medical internship programs abroad, this project in Argentina allows students to gain university credits while acquiring field experience and contributing to the UN's goal of universal access to healthcare.
The participants of the physiotherapy internship will assist the professionals who work in the centre on treatments and daily tasks. This role involves implementing and monitoring our patients' treatment programs, evaluating their progress and providing guidance to all involved. You will assist in performing physiotherapeutic procedures with the paramedical team, including organising clinics and ordering supplies and therapeutic equipment, and you will be expected to improve your own clinical and organisational skills to meet patient needs.
The participants of the physiotherapy course work an average of 7 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Don't forget to bring your work clothes! This is a two-piece medical suit. You can buy one directly on site, before starting your internship.
The proposed intercultural experiences encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and into a learning zone, expand your worldview, learn a new language, experience new emotions, enrich your perspective, change your habits, get to know other cultures, and go beyond your own limits.