Human Medicine

Professional internships in the field of medicine

Many opportunities are provided abroad for people with medical specialties. The medical speciality is in great demand all over the world, it is highly valued and well paid. The requirements for young professionals are quite high. If you want to work as a doctor and gain experience working abroad, it will be easiest to find one of the internship programs. For foreigners, as a rule, it is easiest to find a practice or place of work in countries such as Germany, Italy, Sweden, the USA, Denmark, Serbia, Great Britain, Australia, Spain.

Basic requirements for interns:

  • Age from 18 to 35 years;
  • The presence of a certificate of training or a bachelor's degree in medicine for those who have already graduated from a university;
  • High-quality cover letter that will help to interest the employer;
  • Good knowledge of English.

Preferences are given to specialists with work experience.

How to go for an internship in a medical specialty 

First of all, a potential trainee needs to find a program that he or she wants to go to. You can do this yourself or go to a special agency that will select an internship and organize it, including finding an employer, paperwork and preparation for an interview.

If you are looking for an internship yourself, you need to study job search sites, look at medical institutions / clinics / medical centers offering them an internship. You need to pay attention to the page with vacancies and find the options you are interested in.

The next step is to prepare a professional resume and letters of recommendation from university teachers and employers and send to the company in which you intend to undergo practice.

As a rule, if a candidate for a vacancy has all the necessary skills for work, then he or she is invited to an interview. It usually takes place in an online format. It is necessary to prove yourself as a qualified specialist who understands the purpose and specifics of working on the profile.

Upon successful completion of the interview, the company sends an employment contract, which is needed to obtain a work or student visa. The visa application deadline depends on the country you have chosen.

Internships for graduates

Medical internships last from 2 to 4 weeks. Internships are unpaid. The working day usually starts at 7-8 in the morning. Most clinics pay for housing for the trainee, but not all programs include this, so pay attention to the cost of rent in the city where you intend to work. Also most often it is necessary to separately pay for the flight, medical internship, meals, and also a visa. Questions on the organization of mobile communications, the selection of housing, etc., will have to be decided independently.

The following areas are offered:

  • oncological gynecology;
  • oncological urology;
  • thoracic surgery;
  • thoraco-pulmonary experimental oncology;
  • oncology of the hepatobiliary system;
  • bowel surgery;
  • maxillofacial surgery and otorhinolaryngology;
  • thyroid surgery;
  • oncological orthopedics;
  • hematology and melanoma;
  • pediatrics;
  • dentistry.

Cost of student practice 

The cost of the internship depends on the specialty, the duration of the program, the price of the company that organizes the internship. A two-week internship costs an average of $600, and the cost of a four-week internship starts at $1,000. You also need to remember about such expenses as air travel, visa fees, health insurance, meals. Always read the terms of the contract carefully to calculate your own expenses.

How to go on an internship quickly and legally 

If you want to go on an internship abroad, you don’t know where to start: how to find a company, collect the necessary documents, how the application process is going, etc., we are ready to offer professional help!

Doing everything yourself, you will spend a lot of time and not the fact that your work will pay off and you will go on an internship.

We will help you quickly collect all the necessary documents, create a resume, tell you how to get letters of recommendation and get an interview on Skype, help you get a visa.

StudyQA is ready to offer several internships in the field of healthcare. Fill out the special form on the website and after reviewing the application we will call you back!