Health in San José

Costa Rica stands out for having very good plastic and reconstructive surgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry services. During your internship in medical observation you’ll perform tasks such as assisting doctors during care rounds, observing the management of medical instruments, taking care of patients according to their needs and the needs of the Health Centre, assisting in evaluation and treatment assignment. If you’ve got interpersonal skills and you are detail and social-oriented and student or graduate in Medicine, Nursing or any related Medical Science this is your opportunity. Sign up now!

Accommodation

Families & Homestays

Our families know, due to their experience, what it means to be a real host. They have received many students from different nationalities, occupations and ages. We will take into consideration your likes and preferences. Living with a local family is the best way to learn their customs, likes, and style while you learn a new language.

Residences & Hostels

If you want to live with several local and foreign students, you can choose to stay in a private or shared room in any of the students' residencies we offer you. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying.

Required Skills

Primary Responsabilities

  • Student or graduate in Medicine, Nursing or any related Medical Science.
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and social skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Additional secondary health care training preferred
  • Similar patient care experience preferred.

At your workplace, you’ll probably start with basic tasks in a variety of fields in medical observation. You’ll be be responsible for one or more of the following tasks depending on your abilities:

  •  Assisting doctors during care-rounds
  •  Taking care of patients according to their needs and the Health Centre´s needs as well.
  •  Helping to move some patients to another health centre.
  •  Participating in training.
  •  Assisting in evaluation and treatment assignment.
  •  Performing first aid and social assistance duties in case that the supervising doctor authorises it.
  •  Administrative tasks
  •  Observing the management of medical instruments 

Please note: Responsibilities can vary according to the needs and resources of the Host Organization at the moment of your internship.

Project Hightlights

  • Get hands-on experience, contacts with other people in medical observation, and improve the possibility to land a job immediately after your internship.
  • Develop new skills as a worker and learn things about yourself which you never knew you were capable of.
  • Take the opportunity to work with patients and assist in their treatment.
  • Assist in the evaluation process and perform first aid and social assistance!

Work Schedule

  • Determined on site. This position requires a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.
    Internship Period
  • Minimum commitment: 8 weeks. Please contact us for holidays information.
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