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Volunteer and Intern in Medicine in Asia

Local child gets a check-up from a Projects Abroad medical intern in Cambodia, Asia.

Asia is one of the foremost areas in the world to gain medical experience. With pioneering medical professionals and a rich history of traditional medicine, this is one of the most exciting new places to experience medicine. A Medical internship in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia will allow you to gain first-hand exposure in this dynamic environment and learn about the centuries old medical traditions that are still very much a part of Asian life.

Medical volunteers in Asia generally rotate through a number of different departments. However, many opt to focus their time in a specific field of medicine such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Public Health. No matter what field you are interested in you’ll be able to gain experience and boost your resume for future academic or occupational pursuits.

Projects Abroad medical interns together at a hospital in China, Asia

Medical Internships in East Asia

East Asia offers a fascinating combination of modern and traditional medicine. Our volunteers are placed mainly in large, government hospitals which employ some of the best medical professionals in the country. These provide a fantastic learning environment for students interested in a future medical career.

Medical internships in East Asia are available in China and Mongolia. You can also find internships focused on Midwifery, Nursing, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy.

Medical Interning in Southeast Asia

Hospitals and clinics in Southeast Asia are not generally provided with cutting edge equipment, so medical interns are able to learn about the challenges facing doctors when practicing medicine in this area of the world. Projects Abroad partners with a number of national medical facilities and traditional hospitals, specialized clinics, and rehabilitation centers throughout southeast Asia.

You can join a Medical internship in the following Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam. We also offer programs specific to Public Health, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and more.

Intern in Medicine in South Asia

South Asia is one of our most popular areas for Medical interns. With an over 3,000 year history of Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine combined with an increased prevalence of more Western forms of medicine, South Asia is a fascinating place to gain exposure to the medical world and build your resume.

Medical internship opportunities in South Asia can be found in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Specialized programs in Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, and more are also very popular.

"I began each day by going to the emergency ward, consisting of four beds and an examination table, to see how I could be of help there. After I had finished there, I moved on to sit in on consultations, and by the end of my trip I had worked with a Cardiologist, an Internist, an Orthopedic Surgeon, and an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. I was also able to assist the Anesthesiologist during a hysterectomy. Most of the cases we dealt with during ward rounds were COPD, UTI, and hypertension, but I also saw ailments that aren't very common in the Western world, such as duberytrens contraction, malaria, and tuberculosis."

Jeff Kiser
Medicine and Healthcare, Medicine in Nepal

Male volunteers dressed in hospital scrubs on their Medicine project in Asia

Medical Volunteering in Asia for High School Students

For High School Students that are interested in perusing a medical education, we recommend the Medicine High School Specials in Asia. These do not require previous experience or foreign language ability and allow younger volunteers to learn about Medicine in a safe and educational environment.

You can learn about all of the exciting Medical internships in Asia below.

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