Volunteers with advanced Spanish and medical/nursing training are needed and welcome in this La Mesa hospital. The hospital daily patients vary from 200-300 people. 

Medical students and professionals will help with procedures such as: taking vitals, charting patients, accompany doctors on rounds and consultations in different areas within the hospital.  Departments in the hospital include A&E, observation room, outpatient, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery), observation of surgical procedures, midwifery, and prenatal among others.

Nursing students and professionals will be in contact with patients to help take electrocardiograms, intravenous pipes and catheters, wound care, personal care, immunizations, preparation and administration of medications, review of medical orders, update transcript and medication cards, support care in different venues such as prenatal, postnatal and breastfeeding, among others.

We need volunteers with advanced level of Spanish. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills, knowledge, resume, language, learn about medicine in a developing country.  *This program can be combined with Spanish classes.

*Pre-medical and medical volunteers required to pay US$100 administrative fee for the La Mesa hospital. This extra fee is collected by ABV during the final payment this is for all health related placements.

Volunteer Medical Opportunities: Nurses, Doctors and Dentist

Overview

  • Project Duration: From 1 week up to 8 weeks
  • Project Dates: Year Round. Arrival/Departures weekends
  • Arrival airport: El Dorado, Bogota City Airport (BOG)
  • Requirements: Advance Spanish, medical credentials/enrollment
  • Accommodations: Local Host Family
  • Meals: Week 3 meals, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca, Air France, Iberia.
  • Immunizations: Routine Vac, Hep - A and typhoid www.nc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. 30-40 hours a week
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7.
  • Departure: Transfer to El Dorado Airport Bogota.

Not included:

  • Flights to Colombia. Roundtrip transfer cost from airport to project location. Visa and/or airport entry fees and exit. Vaccinations. Local Transport. Travel & Medical Insurance. Laundry and internet connection.

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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