A fresh perspective:
Getting experience in a low resource overseas setting is the perfect chance for you to develop as a radiologist. By learning a host of new techniques and improvisations, and adapting to a novel environment, you'll set yourself apart from other radiologists in your field. Whether you're a student looking for some special experience, or a qualified professional who wants something new, we've got something for you.
YOUR internship, CUSTOM MADE
"If your expertise lies in radiology, volunteer abroad.” - something both students and professionals in your field are often told. But there is another, better option than being a volunteer radiographer. If you truly want to sharpen your skills overseas and take the first steps to changing your life, get yourself onto one of out highly customized internships that have been designed to meet your every need. As soon as you join us, our team of talented Internship Experts will begin tailoring your radiology placement from the ground up. They'll oversee your placement from start to finish, including arranging your experience in hospital, tackling visa administration, and corresponding with their teams on the ground to make sure your experience goes smoothly. There's really no one better for the job.
An overseas placement is the perfect opportunity to get out into the world and actively expand the possibilities for progress in your life. All our partner hospitals and clinics offer you novel experience working in ways that may well challenge the best practice skills you've already acquired at home. You'll also come to understand the hurdles faced by local professionals, and how they've adapted to deal with them. And as most of our partner hospitals and clinics are under resourced, the standard of commonly used equipment may surprise you. But as a result of this, you'll learn techniques and acquire knowledge that you won't find anywhere else.
ON THE GROUND
As soon as your plane has landed you'll be in the care of one of our highly trained ground teams. They'll take you straight to your private, fully catered and security-guarded accommodation, and usher you through your placement by providing 24/7support. You'll also have immediate access to MyTrip - our interactive online internship tracking timeline. The reason we exist is to deliver highly tailored radiography internships that offer premium clinical experience that you quite simply can't find anywhere else. Remember that we design radiography internships for undergraduates and professionals, so whatever stage of life you’re at, get in touch today.
Radiography internships in Africa, Asia, and South America:
Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh lies on the banks of the Mekong river, and is busy with market stalls, street food vendors, and temples at every turn. Outside the capital, explore lush national parks home to an abundance of exotic wildlife like sun bears and leopards, or island hop your way across crystal seas to find white sands. A Radiology internship here will open your eyes to how the field has progressed in the developing world. Show initiative and you could have the opportunity to learn about dark room image development, shadow specialists on ward rounds, and assist in diagnoses resulting from road traffic accidents and injuries sustained via manual labor.
Tanzania - Arusha
Arusha is a cultural melting pot surrounded by African landscapes that beg exploration. Venture into the plains for safari to spot elephants, lions, and wildebeest, and climb nearby Mt. Meru for panoramic vistas and clear views of Kilimanjaro. On a radiology internship here you’ll refamiliarize yourself with the fundamentals of radiology, spending time in the dark room working with film and using dated ultrasound equipment. You could also find yourself assisting with the diagnoses of various conditions like chest infections and fractures. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arusha, click here.
Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is one of Tanzania’s largest cities, yet is encircled by natural beauty. From Dar you can organize trips to see wildlife like lions, elephants, and zebra on safari, boat over to the tropical shores of Zanzibar island, and even tackle the climb up Kilimanjaro. Demonstrate enthusiasm on a radiology internship here and you could have the opportunity to assist with cases like fractures, road traffic accidents, and burns. Diagnosing a range of HIV related chest infections will highlight the impact of the virus on a low-resource healthcare system such as this. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam, click here.
Nepal - Pokhara
Pokhara is set in a Himalayan valley surrounded by lush tropical forests. Alongside the tranquil lakes and beautifully ornate Hindu temples, the city is also popular with adrenaline-seekers — paragliding, white-water rafting, and bungee jumping to name a few available activities. On a radiology internship here, you could be getting involved in procedures like KUB, IVU, and CT scans. By diagnosing various chest infections, trauma, and fractures, you’ll gain first hand insight into how local specialists best use the limited resources at their disposal. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Pokhara, click here.
Nepal - Kathmandu
There’s never a dull moment in Kathmandu. Mischievous monkeys roam rooftops, monks speed through winding streets on motorbikes, and the smells of tasty local treats have a constant presence. Further afield, try paragliding, leap from the world’s tallest bungee jump, and trek through the Himalayas. On a radiology internship here you could be assisting in a busy department, learning how local specialists get by using dated equipment. Many cases are referred here from surrounding rural areas, making for a range of unfamiliar cases you could be helping to diagnose and treat. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kathmandu, click here.
Philippines - Dumaguete
Dumaguete is a buzzing city surrounded by tropical jungle on one side and crystal clear seas on the other. Unwind on white beaches, swim with giant turtles — you might even spot a whale or two. When it comes to your radiology internship, you could be assisting in a busy department, analysing images sent here from around the hospital, and getting to grips with how local staff get by with outdated equipment. One department houses the province’s only MRI scanner. If you show you’re capable and willing, you could be involved in using it yourself. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dumaguete, click here.
Philippines - Iloilo
Iloilo is a melting pot of traditional Filipino culture and modern Western influence. Vibrant street festivals, bars, and local markets are set against awe-inspiring tropical landscapes. On a radiology internship here you could work with diagnostic imaging tools to diagnose things like pulmonary tuberculosis, and trauma related cases. Display skill and enthusiasm and you could even get involved in inserting IV lines, performing fluoroscopic procedures, and injecting contrast dyes. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Iloilo, click here.
Ghana - Takoradi
Takoradi is a bustling city perched on Africa’s West Coast. Long stretches of golden beach are peppered with old colonial forts, perfect for culture buffs and sun-seekers alike. In your free time, take a dip in a jungle waterfall, sleep in the canopy in a tree house, and go on safari. Choose a radiology internship here and you could help to provide diagnostic services for departments like A&E, as well as small clinics in surrounding rural villages. The large scope of patients will open your eyes the range of advanced pathologies typical to Ghana. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Takoradi, click here.
Peru - Arequipa
Peru boasts some of the world’s most iconic attractions — the Amazon jungle, the Machu Picchu ruins, and Lake Titicaca’s floating villages to name a few. On a radiography internship here you could be working with cancer patients in the largest oncology unit in Southern Peru. You’ll come across more common conditions like skin, breast, and cervical cancers, as well as types that may well be unfamiliar to you. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arequipa, click here.
Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura
The city of Anuradhapura is steeped in tradition and culture. Temples and stupas line winding streets, but by contrast, modern restaurants and bars can be found in the ‘New Town’. Further afield you can spot endangered wildlife on safari, take a hot air balloon rides jungle canopies, and relax on tropical beaches. Choose a radiology internship here and you could be working a busy department, which houses the only radiography facilities in the area. Working with the provision of interventional radiology will open your eyes to the challenges of providing adequate care. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Anuradhapura, click here.
"I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made."
Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016Read more
"X-rays were constantly taken with multiple patients and family in the room".
Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015Read more
"We have realised that 3 weeks in Tanzania just isn't long enough"!.
Faye Morrissey & Saima Dalvi, University of Derby 2014Read more
"I’ve returned home with a fresh outlook on the type of practitioner I want to be".
Sean Kennedy, University of Ulster 2014Read more
I do have great admiration for the hospital staff, who were relentless in their efforts
Ashleigh Bishop, Robert Gordon University 2014Read more
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