Do a medical internship in Argentina for teenagers, and travel with a group your age while you learn directly from doctors and study Spanish. This is a great way for you to add valuable medical work experience to your CV, which can help you stand out in applications and interviews.
You’ll shadow doctors and nurses at a local hospital, which will give you a deeper insight into a developing country’s healthcare practices. We’ll also teach you Spanish, to help you communicate with medical staff and local people. You’ll find this especially useful during medical outreaches. This is where you’ll support local communities by raising awareness of disease and the importance of regular hygiene.
You’ll live and work in Cordoba, and stay with a local host family. When you’re not working, we’ve organised plenty of fun social and cultural activities for you to enjoy, including an exciting weekend trip. All activities will take place in groups, and will be supervised by Projects Abroad staff at all times.
Fixed dates during school break
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Transport to and from your work placement
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Certification of project completion
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organized weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on a Medical placement in Argentina for high school students?
Your days will be jam-packed with observation work at local hospitals, working at outreaches, and Spanish classes. These are some of the things you’ll do on this programme:
- Shadow doctors and nurses in medical facilities and clinics
- Take part in medical outreaches to provide healthcare in local communities
- Attend medical workshops to learn more about healthcare in Argentina
- Learn Spanish with a qualified teacher everyday
Your project activities will focus on the following:
Shadow doctors and nurses in medical facilities and clinics
You will spend the majority of your time on this placement observing local doctors and nurses at work in various healthcare facilities. You will also have the chance to watch surgeries being performed. This is your chance to ask lots of questions, so be sure to have your notepad and pen at the ready!
Take part in medical outreach projects to provide healthcare to those in need
Many communities in Argentina have little to no access to basic healthcare services. In order to bring free healthcare to these communities, we run regular outreaches. This is an opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the health challenges disadvantaged communities face. These are some of the things you’ll do:
- Raise awareness about the importance of good hygiene practices in order to prevent disease
- Helping to perform basic health checks, like checking blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Share knowledge about good nutrition to help prevent non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity
Before you participate in one of these outreaches, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Attend medical workshops to learn more about healthcare in Argentina
You will have the opportunity to attend workshops to build your knowledge of healthcare in Argentina. Workshops will focus on topics like:
- Common diseases in Argentina
- First aid
- Traditional medicine
- Nutritional cooking
- Prevention of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity
Learn Spanish with a qualified teacher
During your time in Argentina, you’ll have Spanish classes for two hours every day. These classes are taught by a qualified language teacher, and will be tailored for your exact level. We’ll also teach you some medical Spanish, which you can use while shadowing doctors and nurses. Classes take place at the Projects Abroad office in the Villa Centenario neighbourhood, close to downtown Cordoba.
Where in Argentina will I be working?
Cordoba is a fascinating city, offering travellers a rich cultural history. Think cathedrals and churches, the oldest university in South America, and amazing galleries, theatres, and parks.
You’ll work in hospitals and clinics, which you will travel to each day via local public transport. You’ll always be with your group, and your Projects Abroad supervisor. You’ll also have the chance to shadow doctors in different hospital departments.
When you’re not working, you’ll do things like see traditional villages in the hills, and visit the house which once belonged to Che Guevara.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
I can most definitely say that I have acquired medical knowledge I would have never thought of experiencing at the age of eighteen
Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
I have always had a desire to travel the world as well as pursue a career in Medicine. For the past 11 years, I have also studied the Spanish language and wanted to further enhance my knowledge of the language. I learnt about the Medicine & Spanish programme and knew it would be the perfect fit for me.
Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
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