Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities of the world. Our focus is to provide communities with access to medical treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water, and health education.
VAW - Medical Outreach provides volunteers with an opportunity to shadow medical professionals and work side by side with experienced doctors. Volunteers will accumulate medicines prior to the trip to the host country. While in country, volunteers will shadow and assist the doctors, perform triage, measure vital statistics, manage the pharmacy, and teach public health classes, all under the direct supervision of the experienced and respected Dr. Israel Hernandez and the other doctors in his group.
This is an intensive internship, valuable to future nurses, physicians, public health majors, and anyone interested in seeing what working in the medical field is like. The internship is focused on giving interns a variety of experiences in treating patients, and deepening their understanding of the medical field.