Program Details

You'll work in a Primary Care Centre, or "Salitas" as they are called in Spanish. Primary Care Centres are the first level of access for disadvantaged people in poor neighbourhoods. This is why they are strategically located within these neighbourhoods, t
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
Work Types:
Medical, Nursing, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
This internship is an excellent opportunity to get firsthand experience in Medicine in a Salitas or Primary Care Centre in Buenos Aires. You'll shadow different doctors as they treat patients, thus giving you the rare opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of a medical unit in a different country. This will definitely stand out on your Resume.

You'll work in a Primary Care Centre, or "Salitas" as they are called in Spanish. Primary Care Centres are the first level of access for disadvantaged people in poor neighbourhoods. This is why they are strategically located within these neighbourhoods, to be closer to the people. They are also the first place to go to when you have a health problem and need professional assistance. In primary Care Centres they have family doctors, paediatricians, nurses, psychologists, dentists and social workers, as well as sundry other specialties. It is also worth mentioning that in Argentina, Primary Care Centres are free to all. You'll help the community members to improve their health and search for more efficient ways of preventing diseases. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses in their daily activities as they work with patients, including: Taking vitals Treating injuries Interacting with patients You may also be called upon to perform other duties when needed, such as assisting with document translations and helping to categorise medications that have been donated to the Centre. The local doctors and nurses will assist you to gain knowledge about the practice of medicine in poor communities and neighbourhoods, as well as providing you with a practical perspective regarding the needs and concerns of the people who attend the Health Centre. Here you'll have a real opportunity to exchange information, questions and answers with patients and doctors and get to know a real community and its daily struggles.

Costs vary depending on type of placement, duration and location. You can participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements. Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat). Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. You’ll be met on arrival by our in-country manager and taken to your accommodation. You’ll be introduced to everyone and given a full induction into the area. International flights not included.
Setting Description:
The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. Dynamic and bustling, a city which never sleeps, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. A cosmopolitan and elegant capital with a surprisingly European feel, Buenos Aires is reminiscent of Paris with its tree-lined avenues and wonderful plazas which have a beguiling, faded elegance. With plenty to keep you entertained from the cafes, smoky tango bars, parks, and street corner football games to some of the best nightlife in world.

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