Our gap year volunteer in Argentina Medical Programme will add to your work experience and give you a cultural exchange experience, all while caring for Argentinian locals.
General La Madrid is a small district in the province of Buenos Aires with a population of around 10,000. It has a district hospital to provide general treatment and a community clinic which gives out specific treatments such as vaccinations, baby checkups etc.
You will be working in either the clinic or hospital and may also be called on to visit the locals around the district for medical record keeping purposes.
Your main task will be to assist and work alongside a local nurse or doctor while they treat patients. You will not have your own patients, but expected to assist where necessary. The work tasks you’ll be given will depend on your skills, confidence and medical background.
Being a small district, you shouldn’t expect to be very busy and treatments will depend on the patients. But this programme will also be a good way for you exchange working experiences and knowledge with local staff as you spend time with them and the local culture.
Meanwhile, your time here will be even more productive if you can speak Spanish.
You will spend five hours a day working at the hospital morning till afternoon with a lunch break in between. You’ll be stationed at either the clinic, hospital, or amongst the locals. In the evenings your time is your own to socialise, relax or explore your surroundings.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***