Join our medical internship in Romania and get the experience you need to launch a career in medicine. You’ll learn directly from doctors and nurses in an emergency room or a general medical practice.
In the fast-paced environment of an emergency room, you will learn to deal with acute illnesses and injuries. At the medical practice, you’ll gain insight into the treatment of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. At both placements, you’ll also get the opportunity to perform basic health checks under supervision of doctors. These may include measuring heart rate, weight, and blood pressure.
You’ll live and work in the city of Brasov, and stay with a local host family. Take advantage of socialising with other Projects Abroad interns and volunteers, and explore places like Transylvania.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 1300 132 831 for more info.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 18 can join
You should have completed at least one year of medical related studies or training.
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Volunteering for Professionals
This project is also perfect for qualified professionals. With your skills backing up our ongoing efforts, we can make an even bigger difference together. We'll match you to the placement where your skills are needed most.
This means you can share your training and and knowledge with others. You can work hand-in-hand with our partner organisations and local communities to support sustainable development.
If you have relevant skills or qualifications, read more about how you can make use of them with Projects Abroad.
What will I be doing as a medical intern in Romania?
You’ll work in a hospital or general medical practice and use your time to learn as much as possible from the doctors. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do during your medical placement:
- Shadow doctors treating patients who have acute injuries or conditions in the ER
- Observe doctors at a general medical practice who work with patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes
- Assist nurses with routine medical work such as taking blood pressure
Your work will mainly focus on the following:
Observe doctors working with emergency patients
If you choose our emergency room placement at a county hospital in Romania, you will observe doctors and nurses dealing with acute conditions.
Patients here might have serious injuries from accidents or may have had heart attacks or seizures. Doctors are required to work quickly to help save their lives. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this fast-paced medical environment.
Due to the nature of the emergency room, you may witness patients suffering from extreme injuries that could be quite shocking. You should be prepared for this.
Shadow doctors treating patients who have acute medical conditions
If you join our placement at a family practice, you will be able to observe the work of general practitioners. Much of their work is focused on seeing patients with mild and chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
You will sit in on consultations and assist with day-to-day administration tasks. This is a great way to gain experience if you are hoping to open your own practice one day.
Assist with routine medical work
At both placements, doctors might ask you to assist them with basic medical checks. These might include checking:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index
- Blood type
Type of Medical Placements available in Romania
You can choose between two different medical placements in Romania:
- Emergency room
- General family practice
Where you will be working as a medical intern in Romania
You will be based in the ancient city of Brasov. With its terracotta-coloured roofs, gothic spires, medieval gateways, baroque buildings, and pedestrian-friendly streets, it’s almost like a fairy tale come to life. Although it may seem quaint and almost old-fashioned at first sight, the city is bursting with modern hustle and bustle.
Here, you will work at either a general medical practice or an emergency room at a hospital. In both cases, you will be working with experienced medical practitioners in an environment that is well-equipped. Your exact role will depend upon your specific skills and experience.
A typical day as a medical intern in Romania
Your day will normally start with a hearty breakfast enjoyed around the table of your Romanian host family. After this, you will either walk, cycle, or take public transport to your medical placement. On your first day, our staff will show you how to get there.
If you choose to work at the general medical practice, you can expect to work from about 8am to 5pm. You might start the morning off by helping the doctors prepare their consultation rooms. After this, you will observe their appointments with patients.
Many of the patients who come for consultations have chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You will be able to watch the doctor doing basic medical checks and prescribing suitable medication.
Between 12pm and 1:30pm you get an hour and a half lunch break. If your host family lives close by, you can head home to eat and have a short rest. Alternatively, you can eat a packed lunch.
If you choose to the emergency room placement, you will work in shifts. A day shift will normally run from 8am to 4pm with an hour and a half lunch break. There are two later shifts. One covers the evening and late night, and other covers the early morning hours.
Whatever time of day you work, you’re bound to be on your feet and running around constantly. An emergency room is unpredictable, and you need to prepared. You will see first-hand how doctors and nurses cope with emergencies.
Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore. Make the most of your time in this magnificent country by going on weekend excursions with fellow interns and volunteers.
What are the aims and impacts of Medicine in Romania?
The aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to expand your medical knowledge and give you insight into healthcare practices in a developing country.
As a medical intern in Romania, you will gain valuable work experience from shadowing skilled and talented medical staff. Through showing initiative and building a good rapport with your colleagues, you will have the chance to get more involved.
We have outlined several goals in our Medicine Management Plan for Romania. These goals are:
- Encourage an understanding of medical practices and promote an exchange of medical knowledge
- Improve the quality of healthcare provided to patients
- Improve the quality of specialised or alternative healthcare provided
- Improve hygiene standards
Join us on a medical internship in Romania to kickstart your career in medicine today.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
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Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
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