To address these issues, Kenya government has established many rural health centers and government hospitals. As these facilities are cheaper or affordable for poor families, they are always over-crowded with patients. There is a consistent shortage of resources and manpower, specifically doctors. Available doctors often have no facilities at which to care for the sick.. The outlying areas and villages desperately need medical interns. As a medical intern in Kenya , you often work in these rural conditions. Usually an intern acts as an assistant to available doctors, helping with whatever task necessary. Work responsibilities vary with education, skill and experience. There are so many areas in which the medical community and Kenyan citizens need help.
Job responsibilities for medical project interns/interns vary dependent on education, skills, experience and qualifications and on the community's current needs. Interns/Interns are not permitted to perform major exams or surgeries. Most often interns help doctors or work as their assistants. As a medical intern in Kenya , you could be placed in a large hospital or small rural health center. Most of the hospitals (regardless of size ) have many departments: Emergency, Gynecology, Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Pathology etc. so a intern may be placed in any department, but skills/qualifications will also be considered. Interns may take patients' blood pressure, temperature, height, weight and carry out health center tasks. You also assist in health camps, distribute medicines, provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation or provide counseling to patients. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient records. The tasks and activities vary day by day!
Interns/interns who are interested in joining our internship health program must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. We do not permit interns without medical credentials to work in this program due to the potential risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly documenting credentials and education, before your arrival to the project. Projects will also require an official copy of your credentials.