4 Weeks Medical Elective & Internship Volunteer Option!
Medical Elective for University Credit
Medical Trek Nepal is proud to announce our four week medical elective volunteer option. This opportunity is perfect for medical students or those professionals who need extra weeks for continuing education or volunteering.
These 4 weeks meet the criteria for most university medical elective credits for doctors, nurses, and other medical students. Check with your university. Medical Trek Nepal will have a supervising physician for students on both the remote village trek and during the hospital portion of your stay.
You Get to Participate in our 2 Week Medical Trek, then add 2 Weeks Hospital Observation in Kathmandu before or after the trek.
This program includes two weeks with volunteer medical trek, and another 2 weeks at our sponsoring hospital in Kathmandu. Student volunteers experience the local life style with our sponsoring homestay program. Volunteers will spend the first half of their stay in Nepal trekking with us to remote regions of the country, and working in our moving medical clinics to provide medical care to villages with no access to health care. Upon return to Kathmandu, there is time for a 2-3 day break before heading to the volunteer quarters near the Hospital where you will spend 2 weeks doing rounds with the hospital staff. We try to pair up our volunteers with 1-2 staff teammates who work in a discipline similar to their area of study or practice.
Sign Up now for this Volunteer Trek and Elective 4 Week Program
Step 1. – Choose dates and Sign up to volunteer on Medical Trek Nepal.
Step 2. – Then click “2 Week Elective;” and Choose those dates. Ideally, they will be 2 weeks right before, or 2 weeks right after the dates you choose for Medical Trek Nepal.
- Accommodations for 4 weeks (28 days) hotel/camping while on trek/homestay during hospital volunteer time.
- Medical Trek Nepal trekking experience
- meals while on trek; dinner/tea while in homestay
- domestic transfers
- Students will have a supervising doctor and/or Medical Trek director who will sign off on required university or hospital forms for internship credit
- English speaking guides, and hospital staff while trekking and in Kathmandu
- Medical co-ordinator in Kathmandu, and support staff for university paperwork both pre and post trek.
Price does not include:
- International airfare
- additional excursions
Price: $2275 per person – 4 weeks total includes Medical Trek Nepal plus hospital internship.
MEDICAL TREK NEPAL with HOSPITAL INTERNSHIP – 4 Week Volunteer Program
Day 1 – Arrival. Your guides will meet you at the airport on arrival. Be sure to look for them in blue Medical Trek Nepal tshirts. They will transport you to your hotel.
Meals – no meals provided this day as trekkers arrive at varying times.
Accomodation: Hotel Buddha(3 star) or similar; home-stay in villages; volunteer house in Kathmandu
Transportation: Trekkers will be picked up in local taxi or micro.
Guide: Binod BK; Ang Chhoti Sherpa
Day 2 -Free time Kathmandu
This day is reserved for you to prepare for trekking, get any last minute things at trekking shops. Small money in 100 rupee notes, etc. Our guides are available this day to take trekkers to local shops, banks, etc. and help you prepare. If you do not need to do this, you can spend the day seeing the sites of Kathmandu. The Durbar Square is within walking distance of your hotel, and the Swaymabunath is a short rickshaw ride. Both of these are World Heritage sites.
7pm – meet our Nepali medical team; welcome dinner.
Day 3 – 12 Trekking with Medical Trek Nepal
Start to trekking in remote region of Nepal. Route for these treks change each season, as Medical Trek Nepal is dedicated to serving as many as possible. We repeat routes bi-annually to ensure sustainability.
Day 13-14 – Return to Kathmandu, and free time.
Day 15 – Meet volunteer liaison at Annapurna Hospital in Kathmandu (unless otherwise specified) and get settled in.
Day 16 – 28 – Daily rounds at hospital.
Hours are generally from 8am – 5pm, but may vary depending on the department you are working in. Volunteers choose 1 day off per week, usually Saturdays.
Accommodation: For the final two weeks of your 4 week program, you will stay with a Nepali family in a homestay near the hospital. This is a great option for Kathmandu as it is within walking distance of the local hospital and near to many of the staff with whom you will work. On weekends, if you would like to take an excursion or stay in the tourist district of Thamel, our Kathamandu team can help you arrange this. The homestay experience is great for volunteers. Your Nepali hosts provide evening Daal Bhat (Nepal’s staple meal) and morning tea for you. They are also great company, and love our volunteers to join in family events and holidays.