Examples of tasks intern may be asked to perform include: interning in the consulting room, dispensary and operating rooms, helping with physiotherapy, treatment of minor injuries, maternity assistance and childcare, assisting midwives during visits, and checking and recording patients' information.
Interns interested in joining the Health care Internship Program in Ghana must possess verifiable health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program due to the potential risk of liabilities.
- Interns' Responsibilities
An intern's role can range from observational to basic assistance, depending upon your personal skills/knowledge. You may also be working with a doctor - spending time in various departments of an often-busy hospital. Departments you may be able to visit include Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Surgery. Changing bandages, taking blood pressure and contributing to the education pertaining to basic prevention are examples of what activities interns may be engaged in within this particular placement. An important element of these placements is learning about health care practices in different cultures and their still-developing surroundings.
- Internship in Ghana: Internship Project and Role of Supervisor
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in Ghana is the guidance of supervisors. Whichever projects you choose, IFRE will assign a qualified supervisor to provide assistance for all interns throughout the duration of their chosen internship. Individuals filling the role of supervisor are usually either the director or chosen staff member of the project which interns choose. During your time as an international intern, you will be assigned a number of duties which Interns also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's Interns and interns).
Wherein exist the differences between interning and Interning is that the internship allows individuals to become more deeply involved in their chosen project. In the internship, you will select a particular area of personal interest related to medical/ health care issues and further explore the issue with help of supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor does not develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects. ALL participants should be proactive to ensure the ultimate success of their internships. Supervisors will provide at least five (5) hours each week to make certain that interns are adequately guided. However, interns may contact their supervisor at any time if requiring assistance.
IFRE arranges living accommodations, meals, and supervision for interns from the start to the end of their internships. During the first week of the language and culture program, interns stay in either a hostel or with a pre-approved host family in Accra where they will not only have easy access the heart of the city, but will also receive clean, simple and modest living accommodations as well as three (3) meals a day consisting of food native to the Ghanaian diet. Local fare usually consist of "fufu," "banku," and "yams." Furthermore, as part of the week-long culture and language program, interns will also receive Ghanaian cooking lessons.
Interns program starts on the first and third Monday of each month. IFRE is proud to offer all of the services that our competitors offer at a very special economical price (nearly 50-175% less). We here at IFRE do not make 6-figured salaries; and we work very hard and smart to keep costs down especially for you the intern where it counts the most. We remain devoted to maintaining both the quality of the program and the safety of all interns involved.
Here is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE offers:
- IFRE is a 501 (C) 3 organization so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- IFRE application fee: US $349. The application fee covers advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries).
- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$380
* 1 week: US$562
* 2 weeks: US$682
* 3 weeks: US$810
* 4 weeks: US$938
* 5 weeks: US$1066
* 6 weeks: US$1194
* 7 weeks: US$1322
* 8 weeks: US$1450
* 9 weeks: US$1578
* 10 weeks: US$1706
* 11 weeks: US$1834
* 12 weeks: US$1960
Ghana language program fee: US$ 250 for one week. Language fee covers Language and cultural training, food and accommodations for 7 days, training materials (books, papers), cost of local sight seeing/tourist sites, cost of recreational activities, Insurance.
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