Each country uses different terminology to talk about overseas placements. To further confuse matters, what goes in one country could mean something entirely different in another. It is very easy to get confused!
We have chosen to use the term “internships” to describe our short-term, structured healthcare rotations. They are suitable for students traveling as a credited part of their university course, or for those looking for work experience during their holidays. They are also suitable for professionals, and will be tailored to suit skill level and areas of interest.
We are able to arrange a wide range of medical placement options, from large city hospitals to rural primary healthcare clinics. Opportunities are available in almost any clinical speciality and it's feasible to combine more than one area to gain the best possible experience.Read more
Work the World nursing internships are specifically designed to suit your needs as a nursing student wanting practical experience, but also crucially meet the requirements of your university or college.Read more
Midwives are in significant demand in the destinations in which we work. With placement opportunities in large government hospitals, specific maternity hospitals and even remote village clinics, a midwifery internship with Work the World is an unparalleled opportunity to hone your skills and broaden your experience.Read more
Physical therapy placements abroad offer exceptional hands-on opportunities. Hospitals in developing countries are often short staffed with high patient loads. As such students find themselves involved with treatment and patient care very quickly.Read more
As dental care is generally much less accessible in the developing world, the dental units with which we work with are extremely busy. Serving large catchment areas and with patients often presenting at a very late stage, these dental internships are an eye-opening and worthwhile experience.Read more
Radiography and radiology internships are the latest addition to the range of clinical placements available through Work the World. These internships are a fantastic opportunity to travel the world, often returning to back-to-basics diagnostic skills, but certainly gaining a diverse and rewarding expereince.Read more
Our Pharmacy internships are individually tailored to encompass working in dispensaries and attending ward rounds with multidisciplinary teams to finalise treatment plans. These overseas experiences will offer you an amazing cultural experience and will allow you to gain an insight into the delivery of care in resource poor settings.Read more
So what advice can I impart on budding prospective students looking to undertake an elective in Africa? Just one thing. Just go for it. You won’t regret it. It will likely be one of the greatest experiences of your life.
Vinh Pham, University of Sydney 2014Read More
After I put on my short white coat, just like the other nursing students (they function like the interns in the U.S), I walk out onto the ED floor and stop in front of the first bed.
Osman Bhatty, American University of the Caribbean 2014Read More
I have had such an incredible experience here in the Philippines and have made so many lifelong friends in my short three weeks, as well as drastically improving my confidence and clinical skills.
Veronica Pletiak, Adelaide University 2014Read More