Internships in Pokhara

Medical Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Medical Internships

Medical internships in Nepal (Pokhara) offer access to big, busy wards and the chance to spend time in key departments or smaller, niche clinics. Whether you are keen to scrub in for theatre or gain experience with leprosy rehabilitation, there are all manner of options that will get you experience with Nepalese medicine. The list of ailments you’re likely to come across is comprehensive — some conditions are so rare that you may have only read about them (if you’ve heard of them at all). Skin infections, insect and snake bites, typhoid, rheumatic fever, respiratory infections, worm infestations, HIV, and TB to name but a few. This is truly one of the best medical internships in all of Asia.

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Nursing Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Nursing Internships

While nursing in Nepal, you'll learn that  it’s most common for families to provide bedside care to patients. This is good news for nurses as this results in a much more clinically-focused internship. You’ll have the chance to turn your attention towards specific areas from NICU to leprosy rehabilitation. You can also join the Nepalese nursing students on their ward rounds. You’ll exchange skills and information that neither of you would have otherwise had exposure to. What’s more, you’ll spend time with seasoned specialists from all over the country. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it’s like to practice in a low-resource clinical environment.

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Midwifery Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Midwifery Internships

With a high level of birthing complications, there’s a lot to learn on this observational internship. The department here sees a significant number of births each day. Some of these births involve malpresentation, asphyxia, and breech babies. This means gaining experience with problems that rarely occur in America, all in this low-resource Nepalese healthcare setting. However, we understand that delivering babies is only one part of a midwife’s role. That’s why our hospital partnerships allow you to get involved in everything from ward rounds to NICU.

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Physiotherapy Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Physical Therapy Internships

In Pokhara, your physical therapy internship takes place in a highly-specialised rehabilitation hospital. The hospital's fundamental aim is to improve their patients’ quality of life. You’ll spend time alongside local specialists, learning how resource limitations affect the quality of care they’re able to provide. You’ll see cases of strokes, degenerative disorders, soft tissue injuries, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, spinal cord injuries, post-amputation rehabilitation, pain management, and delayed developmental milestones among others.

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Paramedicine Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Paramedicine Internships

In Pokhara, getting to hospital in a taxi is often quicker than waiting for an ambulance. Because of this, your internship here is focused in our partner hospital's ED, seeing cases as they come in. Ambulances do, however, come into their own when major incidents occur. One of our partner hospitals even has a specialist ICU ambulance — one of the few that exist in Nepal. In terms of cases, you’ll see everything from domestic injuries to pediatric typhoid.

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Radiography Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Radiology Internships

By local standards the radiology department in the hospital we’re partnered with is well furnished. It has most of the equipment staff need to provide basic services to patients. This includes X-ray machines, CT scanners, and one MRI scanner. Compared to other healthcare institutions in Nepal, the services offered by this department are affordable. This allows even the most financially disadvantaged patients to seek care (you'll learn a lot about socioeconomic issues while getting experience with radiology in Nepal). The number of patients varies, but each day, there are around 20 patients for USG and CT scans, up to 100 patients for X-rays and three patients for MRI scans. If you want to get experience with radiography in Nepal, Pokhara is an excellent option.

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Pharmacy Electives, Nepal (Pokhara)

Pharmacy Internships

It should come as no surprise that pharmacies in Kathmandu suffer from a considerable resource deficit. However, in spite of this, both of the dispensaries with which we work remain relatively well stocked. There are even certain strains of anti-venom in their stores in case of insect and snake bites, which are much more common here than back home. On this comprehensive internship you’ll have the chance to shadow doctors to gain insight into patients’ medication plans and spend time in the hospital’s pharmacovigilance unit that monitors and attempts to avert the negative effects attributed to administered medicines.

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Dentistry Internship, Nepal (Pokhara)

Dental Internships

Practicing dentistry in Nepal, particularly in our partner hospitals in Pokhara, will forever change how you view dentistry. The dentistry department we work in sees significant patients numbers in the OPD. You can observe a variety of complex procedures like fillings, root canals, scaling, RCT, braces, and cleft lip and palate surgeries. There is also a specialist maxillofacial surgeon on staff, so you can tap into some highly specific expertise if you’re interested in doing so.

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The Work The World House

Living in the Work the World house will be a highlight of your experience in Pokhara. The house is like your home from home, and living with healthcare students from around the world gives the house a social vibe.

Our house in Pokhara is within walking distance of Lakeside — Pokhara’s backpacker hotspot. Fringing the beautiful Phewa Lake you’ll find laid-back bars, live music, a diversity of restaurants, paragliding and whitewater rafting tour agencies, coffee shops, used book shops…. You name it.

The house has areas for both socialising and spending time alone when you want some space.

To quite literally top it off, from the roof terrace you have unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains that need to be seen to be believed.

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In-Country Team

Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and familiar home comforts, accommodaing all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind

Support in the Hospital

The in-country team will take you around your internship hospital before you start. This informal visit is to introduce you to department staff and your supervisors, helping you find your feet.

The in-country team will also visit you while you’re on placement to ensure your experience continually meets your expectations.

Before your internship starts, we establish who your in-hospital supervisors are. Be proactive in your approach to them and they’ll offer you an insider perspective that you can get only from a local practitioner.

The underlying idea is that we support you all the way through your time in the hospital.

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Costs

What's included?

  • Supervised hospital placement
  • Private catered accommodation 
  • Dedicated placement coordinator
  • 24/7 in-country team
  • Language lessons
  • Airport pickup

*Prices below are in addition to a $400 registration fee.

Destinations 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks Extra Week

Nepal Pokhara

$1840 $2090 $2340 $2590 $2840 $600

VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK

After your internship in Pokhara, you can spend this additional week becoming part of a rural village family in the Himalayan foothills. In the mornings, you’ll spend time in a health post treating villagers with even fewer resources than the city hospitals have. Your afternoons are all about getting to grips with local culture, customs and community. Accompanied by our guide, you can get involved in bread making, trying out traditional clothing, hiking to Hindu temples, taking part in cooking lessons, visiting village schools, and more.

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OUTREACH

"I definitely became much more resourceful after this experience."

Ryan Teneycke, University of Saskatchewan 2019

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"Living with others majoring in health sciences or who are already working professionals is awesome!"

Kaylyn Briant, University of Regina 2019

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"We conducted an MRI and found a grapefruit-sized tumor in his brain. It was too big to safely remove."

Karissa Wikander, Champlain College 2019

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"The time I spent in Nepal continues to impact my life today."

Katherine Allan, Pennsylvania State University 2018

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"There was routine use of prescription drugs to augment labour, and routine episiotomies".

Jessica Annett, Hull York Medical School 2018

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