Medical Internships are a chance to gain real-world experience beyond college. By interning in a hospital and shadowing doctors, you’ll also learn a lot about yourself.
Many pre-med students are considering an overseas Medical Internship – for several good reasons! Make sure you stay ahead of the competition by gaining international experience in a clinical setting.
Take this chance to test your skills, decide on a specialty, and ace your college exams.
As a Medical intern abroad, you can do:
2) Stand out from the crowd
Fewer than 10% of pre-med freshmen make it to medical school and even fewer go on to become doctors. It’s a competitive industry that only selects the best of the best.
Rather than allowing this to put you off, use it as motivation! Take every opportunity you can to stand out. Doing an internship is one thing but many students will do that. Take it to another level by doing your Medical Internship abroad.
Going overseas shows you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone; building resilience, demonstrating adaptability, and enhancing cross-cultural communication. It also gives you a global healthcare perspective that many college students lack.
These qualities stand out on a resume, giving you an edge over the competition.
The breadth of cases we were exposed to was outstanding. The placement overall was an eye-opening experience. I came to Peru to get broad exposure to all aspects of medicine in a developing country for the benefit of my medical studies. That's exactly what Projects Abroad enabled me to do.
- Fred, Medicine intern in Peru
4) Pick up vital skills
From shadowing doctors to assisting with practical tasks, you’ll emerge from your Medical Internship with a wealth of new skills. In the healthcare industry, skills are everything. Without them, you’ll struggle to progress in your career.
As a Medical intern abroad, you will develop crucial skills such as:
- Measuring vital signs
- Dressing wounds and patients
- Measuring blood pressure
- Taking blood samples
These are essential skills for anyone dreaming of becoming a doctor.
Don’t leave it to chance! Get out there and start building the skills you need.
As the week went on, my confidence grew. As the midwives and obstetricians learned more about me and my experience, I became more involved in the practical side of clinics.
- Lauren, Midwifery intern in Peru
6) Become immersed in a new culture and language
Heading abroad is the only way to surround yourself with a new culture. This can help you hone your language skills as you experience a new way of life. Staying with a host family, trying local food, and visiting attractions are enriching experiences.
You’ll also get first-hand experience working with patients whose first language is not English. This skill is highly sought after, even in English-speaking hospitals.
If you’re looking to become fluent in Spanish, consider a Medical Internship in:
My host family was absolutely wonderful. They went over and above what was required of them and really made me feel completely at home. I owe them so much for making my experience in Nepal so incredible.
- Resham, Medicine intern in Nepal
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