Medicine in Mongolia for Teens
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
- Types of placements: Teaching Hospital
- Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
- Arrival Airport: Ulaanbaatar (ULN)
- Local Languages: Mongolian
If your passion is medicine then this is a great opportunity to further your knowledge and gain practical experience. The time you spend on this project will be of huge benefit for when you go to medical school or may help you secure a place studying medicine at university.
You will be interning in one of Ulaanbaatar's leading hospitals under expert supervision. On arrival in Ulaanbaatar, an introductory session will cover basic professional skills as well as discuss Mongolian attitudes and ideas. The focus of the practical work will be at the Central University Hospital of Mongolia, the largest hospital in the country. You'll leave after experiencing medicine in the most remote city on earth and gaining valuable insight into rural community issues.
Volunteers live either at a hotel or a guesthouse. Over the weekend you will be taken to Terelj National Park where you will be able to see wild horses and ride a camel. The sights are spectacular! You will also get to experience a traditional Mongolian barbecue, which is a great time to socialize with the other volunteers and local staff.
Visiting the hospitals was a real eye opener, I was pleasantly surprised at how advanced the medicine was but also at how they stuck to their traditions as well as adapting to modern medicine. It was fun to try some of the equipment on the other volunteers and to see the difference between western healthcare and theirs. Read more...