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Medical Elective/Medical Internship Program /Global Physiotherapy Placement

Trip Description

Katni Children HospitalThe program allows students to intern at Kanti Children’s Hospital (the only children’s hospital in Nepal) as well as at the Kathmandu Medical Collage. Students gain exposure to a variety of practices within medicine, such as:
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Anesthesiology
- Dentistry
- Radiology
- Pathology
- Emergency Room/Observation ward
- Physiotherapy/ physical therapy
- Neonatal/Pediatrics Intensive care
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Oral Rehydration /Acute Respiratory Infection and
- Burn units
as well as experience in the treatment of malnutrition and leprosy.

Upon arrival, students will coordinate with our project staff to map out an intern rotation and daily work schedule at Kanti Children’s Hospital/Kathmandu Medical College. Students work from Sunday to Friday. Work at Kanti ends everyday at 1pm; students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the other hospital in the afternoon. CGN encourages participants to plan recreational activities, travel, and exploration of Nepal’s numerous sights and attractions when they are not volunteering in the hospitals or medical clinics.

Standing adjacent to the Tribhuval University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Kanti Children's Hospital is an ideal location for aspiring pediatric doctors to gain clinical experience. Working 9am to 1pm from Sunday to Saturday, program participants may interact with children in the physical therapy, ICU, radiology, surgery, and burn units, depending on the hospital needs at that time:

Physical Therapy - Care for children with brain damage and other physically disabling diseases by playing motor coordination games and teaching them arm and leg exercises
Surgery - Observe the operating room and become familiar with the procedures and conditions of the hospital
Burn Unit - Interact with the children and parents on a personal level by leading recuperative physical exercises, playing games, and dressing the children.
Family Planning and Immunization - Shadow hospital staff as they teach women and children about medication and learn about the available contraception and immunizations in Nepal.
Emergency Room - Observe the main ER physician as he conducts his rounds

Sample Medical Internship/Volunteering Program Details:
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Two Weeks Trips Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, Orientation, Meet host family
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Signseeing
Days 3-13: Work at Kanti / Kathmandu Medical College
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu

One Months Trips Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, Orientation, Meet host family
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Signseeing
Days 3-13: Work at Kanti Children Hospital
Days 14-29: Kathmandu Medical College
Day 30: Depart Kathmandu

Six Weeks Trips Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, Orientation, Meet host family
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Signseeing
Days 3-30: Work at Kanti Children Hospital
Days 31-42: Kathmandu Medical College
Day 43: Depart Kathmandu

Medical Tours Program

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Kanti Children Hospital
Kathmandu Medical College

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