£100 off each for 2 or more

Medical Shadowing

Shadowing doctors, nurses, midwives or dentists in Ghana is a unique opportunity to get some experience working in a hospital or clinic specially for those who are thinking of going into the medical profession.

 

Volunteer shadowing a midwife in Ghana

Most of the doctors have been trained either in the UK or in the USA and English is the main language spoken, although many of the patients will also speak their own tribal language – of which there are many!

Volunteer shadowing a doctor, nurse or midwife in a hospital

 

Generally, the hours are 8.30am till 2pm, Monday to Friday which leaves the weekends free to travel around Ghana and see Cape Coast and its haunting castle where the slaves were kept, Mole National Park, Busua with its hippy vibe or the Volta area.

 

Gap Year, medical, shadowing, Africa

Getting some experience managing the patients

 

If you still have some energy when you finish your shift, you could combine this placement with sports coaching in the late afternoon, or helping at the after school homework club.

Gap Year, medical, Africa

Shadow nurses in Ghana

You will stay at the Volunteer House in shared rooms with bunk beds and ensuite modern bathrooms.  Meals are taken there and many come back for a late lunch.  Others opt to buy something out – chicken and rice usually costs £1/£2.

Gap Year, Volunteer, House, Ghana

The Volunteer House

Our partners will show you how to get to the hospital or clinic to begin with and once you are confident that you know your way, you can take the local tro-tro buses (maybe £1 return) or if there are a few of you going to the same place you could share a taxi (£5 return).

 

If you would like to have a chat about these placements, please give us a ring on 07833 208 158 or drop us an email with your questions to:

info@volunteervacations.co.uk

 

Number of weeks Price What's included
2 weeks £850 Pre-departure support
3 weeks £1,050 Airport pick up
4 weeks £1,250 Orientation on arrival
5 weeks £1,450 Accommodation at volunteer house
6 weeks £1,650 3 meals a day
7 weeks £1,850 Placement at project
8 weeks £2,050 24-hour support
9 weeks £2,150
10 weeks £2,250
11 weeks £2,350
12 weeks £2,450
Book now! Fill in booking form and return to us with a deposit of £195 to secure your placement. Disclosure and Barring check needed for those working with children. £68