Internship placements are normally a set requirement of most healthcare degree programs, however the choice of where and how you choose to do yours, can make a great difference to your future career. During an international healthcare internship, you get to experience the healthcare sector in a country different to your own.
Many medical internships located in developing countries will also expose you to the realities of working with rudimentary equipment and scarce resources under difficult circumstances. Such work experiences will test your flexibility, stamina and patience, but are also extremely rewarding and fantastic opportunities to learn. Most internships will see you shadowing and assisting the local healthcare staff, many of them operating in communities and areas with no other access to medical assistance.