What does a medical volunteer do?
Providing medical aid where it is needed most. This can be in areas of conflict, natural disasters and in tackling endemic disease.
Generally using all your medical skills in different environments.
As a volunteer you will probably have to subsidise yourself
Usually 6-12 month placements
Hard work but usually incredibly rewarding. Can be very emotionally straining. Must be prepared to be away from friends and family for significant periods of time.
Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
Ability to work with limited resources
GP, A&E, O&G and trauma experience would be helpful
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