Medical Placement in General La Madrid
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.
Monday to Friday
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***
Trip Country Info
Argentina is located in the southern part of South America. It is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and is the eighth largest country in the world. Altogether the country is divided into four regions – the Andes, the Pampas, the north and Patagonia, which covers the southern part of the country. To the West, the towering Andes mountains create a natural 5,142km high border with Chile, and the eastern border of the country is the Atlantic Ocean. To the east of the Andes, you will find the Pampas which is flat, fertile grassland. This is the agricultural heartland of Argentina. In the Northern region, the country shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. Not forgetting the spectacular rainforests and Iguazu falls located in the North East region. Located on the border with Brazil, this spectacular waterfall descends along a 2.7km front in a horse shoe shape. There are so many sights to see.
You will find an abundance of wildlife; the North of Argentina is home to flamingos, toucans, turtles, tortoises an, and crocodiles and caimans too! There are also many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar and the ocelot. If you visit the coast of Patagonia you will see elephant seals, fur seal, penguins and sea lions. Swimming in the waters off the Atlantic coast there are sharks, orcas, dolphins and salmon.
Argentina offers a great variety of cultural activities, reflected in different artistic expressions such as theatre, painting, sculpture, music and literature. It also maintains the tradition of its typical dance and song, such as the Tango in Buenos Aires and folk traditions inland. There really is something for everyone here. Visit our experiences page to find out more about visiting this fantastic country, which you can enjoy whilst giving the locals something back, by taking on some voluntary work.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance