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Medical Internship Abroad, Luxury or Necessity?

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People sometimes wonder about the impact a medical internship abroad can make. At first glance, you may think it may be a leisure activity as it is sometimes hard to measure the impact a medical intern can made in a few weeks. But when thousands of people donate a short amount of time to the same long-term goals, massive progress is made together.

By signing up with Global Electives Port Ltd. you’re getting an opportunity to gaining experiential learning at various health centers in Asia and Africa. This kind of learning helps you build knowledge and skills in the real world without the use of blackboards, flash cards and notebooks. The beauty of experiential learning is that it can happen anytime and anywhere that you get a chance to observe, engage and practice.

There are a variety of benefits of signing up for our medical internships. Some of them include;

Whether you’re a medical student or a resident, you will likely see illnesses and unusual clinical presentations of conditions you would probably not see at your school or in hospital. Taking an internship abroad will give more latitude in clinical planning as you get to perform more procedures.

You will also experience getting opportunities to work on unique clinical projects that are unheard of in your home country. Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.”

While interning abroad you get to learn a considerable amount of information about patients’ experiences under different legal healthcare structures. Given changes that are happening in different healthcare system in the world, it could be additionally helpful to have experiences in practical clinical work overseas to better understanding of healthcare systems.

Intern medics gain insight into issues that are from different parts of the world that may be startlingly different from those in your own country.

Another important benefit is that you will be sure of your career path as one of the ways to reaffirming your passion of doing medicine is by spending a week or more doing it! By working with local medical practitioners, you get to see the ups, downs, achievements, and challenges of their role, as well as the sorts of hours they work. You may even get a glimpse of what it’s like to commute through matatus in Africa or the jeepney in Asia.

In addition, there is also a huge need for medical practitioners to be fluent in another language in order to best serve certain populations. Swahili speakers in particular are needed in states like Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. Becoming fluent just makes you that much more marketable when you’re willing to enter the workforce in any of this East African Countries.

Lastly if you could travel and see the world while remaining career oriented and working toward your future goals, wouldn’t you do it? You get to experience a totally new culture.

Our programs provide a great opportunity to accomplish all of these things.

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