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.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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