A lack of prenatal care in rural communities means you’re likely to see conditions such as pre-eclampsia, premature births, and ruptured membranes while on clinical placement in Arequipa. Women often give birth standing up, or have 'Abuela' (grandmother) present for the birth, as is culturally traditional. Outside of the hospital, the famous ruins of Machu Picchu lay a hike away, just another addition to what's already set to be an incredibly fulfilling time in Peru. Read what our students think below!
"The differences in practice I saw in Peru were more than you could even start to imagine."Read more
"Husbands and partners weren’t allowed into the unit, which was so different when compared with the UK."Read more
"Thank you, Work the World, for providing such an eye-opening, well-organised trip."Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".Read more
"I have become more self–confident in my ability to communicate with patients".Read more