Medicine Volunteer Projects in Morocco
Volunteering on a Medicine project in Morocco will provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn about medical practices in another culture, whilst helping the local people who depend on the services provided by the centre where you will work. Volunteers joining this project should have completed a minimum of one year’s medical studies.
As a Medicine volunteer in Morocco you will have the opportunity to work in a number of departments in one of our partner hospitals or clinics. Volunteers should speak a good level of French in order to fully participate in the medical projects.
- Placement location: Rabat
- Role: To work alongside local staff, observing and learning about numerous different conditions and treatments
- Type of placements: Hospital and health clinic
- Requirements: Volunteers must have completed at least one year of medical related studies or training, and speak French to an intermediate level
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 3 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Your Role as a Medicine Volunteer in Morocco
On your first day of work, you will be introduced to your placement supervisor who will always be on hand to help you throughout your time as a volunteer. Before you arrive in Morocco, you will discuss your placement options with a member of staff and choose which departments you would prefer to work in; options include dermatology, gynaecology, paediatrics and surgery.
On our Medical placement in Morocco, your role is that of an intern and you will shadow the doctor who has been assigned as your supervisor. By observing the doctors and nurses, you will learn about different conditions and treatments and can discuss the cases with them to improve your medical knowledge.
Although you will find that you spend a lot of time learning through shadowing staff, it is sometimes possible to have a more active role. If you show enthusiasm and initiative, and you develop a good relationship with the medical staff, you may find that you are given more to do. As with any job - and especially in the field of medicine - you must prove yourself to be trustworthy and competent before you are given responsibilities.
A Typical Day in Morocco
Your workday will normally be from 8am to 4pm when you will be working at the hospital with your supervisor. Sometimes it will be beneficial to spend time working one-on-one with a patient with the supervision of a nurse. If you have any particular preferences or areas of interest, be sure to mention them at the time of application.
In your free time, there are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other volunteers and locals, as well as plenty of travel opportunities. By living with a host family you will be welcomed into a warm Moroccan home and can use the opportunity to practise your French or Arabic language skills.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Morocco Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.