Medical Internship

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Medical Internship

6 Weeks From €530

South Africa receives millions of tourists every year thanks to its beautiful white beaches, exciting sports activities, and diverse wildlife. As our organisation grows, so does our family, and we want you to be a part of it. We offer a variety of internships across multiple different areas of SAVE, as well as within organisations we work closely with. Our interns immediately become part of our family and are integral for the smooth running and impactful work that is being done.

An example of a hospital you could be working within is Grassy Park Community Health Centre. It is one of the newest community health clinics in the Western Cape. Grassy park has a large catchment area that stretches from Manenberg/Heideveldtill Ocean View in the deep south. 

The clinic serves about 300 to 500 patients a day in the outpatient’s clinics; this includes the hypertension clinic, the X-Ray department, social workers, the HIV & AIDs centre, the TB centre, The paediatric units, the psychiatry departments and the physiotherapy department. The facility has several qualified doctors and nurse practitioners of whom students can observe. They can also be placed on rotation between the various departments and or clinics as well as rotation between medical professionals and different wards.

Details about the project

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your internship you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your internship.

Walking Tour

Walking tour of Cape Town City Centre and historic sites

24 hour assistance

24 hr local support in Cape Town

Socials

6 social/visits during your internship

Details about the Internship

Medical Internship Details

  • Arrival Day – Friday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Friday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport (CPT) 
  • Orientation – Friday – Saturday 
  • Internship Starts – Monday (You will be collected at your orientation accommodation and taken to the internship) 
  • Min Age: 18 
  • Minimum duration: 6 weeks

NOTE: You can also be collected at any hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the city center or Airport

Intern tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Working alongside the medical professionals and observing them in the consulting room. 
  • Assisting in the triage room to check vital signs of patients and sending them to the relevant medical professions according to urgency of their illness or injury 
  • Assisting in the trauma room with tasks assigned by the senior in charge 
  • Observing in the HIV and AIDs section and assisting with administration of tests 
  • Observing in the maternity obstetrics unit; including birth, pre-natal and post-natal 
  • Assisting in different clinics to help educate parents/patients on; non-communicable diseases, diabetic club, hypertension club, epilepsy. 
  • Assisting in the pharmacy

Monday

AM

Assisting in the hospital 

PM

Assisting in the hospital

Tuesday

AM

Assisting in the hospital

PM

Assisting in the hospital

Wednesday

AM

Assisting in the hospital

PM

Assisting in the hospital

Thursday

AM

Assisting in the hospital

PM

Assisting in the hospital

Friday

AM

Assisting in the hospital

PM

Assisting in the hospital

Saturday

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Off

PM

Off

Sunday

AM

Off

PM

Off

Note: Due to the nature of the industry you may be required to be in over the weekend. This is subject to change and is just an example. 

  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 written references
  • Police clearance
  • Return flight
  • 18 or over 
  • Independent and initiative driven person
  • In possession of good social and communicative skills
  • Well-spoken and articulate in the English language, as well as good English writing skills

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Activity level

8

Education level

6

Involvement level

5

Independence level

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