Medical Volunteer Abroad, Public Health Program

Doctor shadowing in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Medical Volunteer Abroad

For liability reasons, medical volunteers are not allowed to treat patients, administer medications, give medical advice or visit a patient outside the schedule allowed by the medical coordinator.

Medical Internships, Doctor Shadowing

The GIC Argentina medical program in Buenos Aires is specially designed for pre-med or medical students to shadow doctors and nurses on their rounds, observe medical procedures first-hand and experience the health system in South America. We have medical volunteer positions available in public hospitals and health care clinics in Buenos Aires. The type of medical volunteer program will depend not only on your qualifications, but also on the length of your commitment and on your conversational Spanish skills. The more experience you have in the medical field, the better your Spanish language skills, and the longer you are committed to staying in Buenos Aires, the more you will gain from this public health medical internship!

Requirements: Medical Internships in Buenos Aires

Below are the requirements for the medical internship program in Argentina.
- Have an advanced level of conversational Spanish
- Minimum commitment of 4 weeks + 2 weeks Spanish course*
- Submit your resume/CV in English and Spanish
- Have international insurance coverage
*Spanish course can be taken before or after the medical program. The Spanish course is not included in the price of this program

Start Dates: International Internships in Buenos Aires

Most health care centers are happy to fit into your schedule thus allowing for flexible starting dates.

What you need: Medical Volunteer in Buenos Aires

Below is a list of items you will need in order to start your medical volunteer program in Buenos Aires:
- Lab coat (white or light blue)
- A photocopy of a certificate of your immunization record with dates
- Photocopy of passport
- Photocopy of health insurance (certificate or credential)
- Unofficial copy of your school transcripts

Schedule: Medical Volunteer in Buenos Aires

The schedule is flexible and can be arranged according to the needs of the doctors and the medical volunteers. The schedule of the medical volunteer program also is dependent on the time of the year. Generally, the schedule is Monday through Friday for about 4 hours per day. Most health care centers or hospitals are happy to fit into your schedule thus allowing for flexible starting dates.

How to Apply

You can apply for this Spanish course in Buenos Aires by completing an online registration form.

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