Kivolex Volunteers: Pre-Med Student Internship

    Kivolex Volunteers: Pre-Med Student Internship


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Tanzania
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Healthcare
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
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    Purpose of the program is to expose students who want to pursue a career in medicine to realities of the careerbefore they begin college and medical school. Students who have attended past programs have graduated the programwith a strong sense of validation that they have chosen the right career path, while also understanding the hard work thatwill be required to be successful.Students will also come away with an appreciation of the culture and opportunities within the Internship location

    The program is designed for American high school students who are interested in a career in medicine. We acceptstudents who are ages 14-19, though the majority are 17 or 18. We seek to host 50 -100 students for each 2-week session.

    The design of the program offers students the opportunity to experience a variety of medical departments during their2-week session. Having physician mentors in a minimum of 14 departments that students can visit would be ideal as itallows them to experience each rotation at least once during their 2 weeks, and some more than once. For example, we would like students to do 3 rotations each in the anatomy lab over the course of their 2-week session.

    Over the 2-week session, students should be in a medical rotation on all weekdays for 7 hours per day. Students are broken up into smaller groups for their rotations. With a group of 100, we would break them up into 16-18groups and have them visit different rotations on different days.

    As part of this program, we would like students to experience 1) dissection on full human cadavers in the anatomy lab, 2) observing surgery in the operating room or observation deck and then debriefing with the surgeon and 3) visits to the morgue to discuss with the pathologist as he or she determines the causes of death.

    The other rotations should include shadowing physicians in any combination of other departments in the hospital, clinic, or offices: orthopedics, gynecology & obstetrics, ER, pediatrics, etc. To support the anatomy lab rotation, which students will visit up to 3 times during their session, the program would require several human cadavers, which the students can dissect with their group under the instruction of a physician.

    KIVOLEX Volunteers will arrange overnight accommodations and food for our students. We hire American staff to travel internationally with the students and act as chaperones during the program to ensure the students arrive toand from their rotations safely and have a positive educational experience.