Clinica del Sol (Projects Abroad) Cordoba, Argentina
This elective is organised by Projects Abroad.
Clínica del Sol specializes in Perinatology and Pediatrics. It opened its doors in the city of Córdoba on a cold day back in July 1985.
Almost thirty years later and the Clinica del Sol has become one of the most important medical centres in dealing with child affairs in Córdoba city.
On our medical placements, your role is that of an intern. You will be assigned to a doctor who will act as your supervisor.
You will learn through observing what the doctors and nurses do and they will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please appreciate, however, that all the medical staff here are very busy.
Although you will find that you spend a lot of time learning by shadowing the staff, it is sometimes possible to have a more active role.
If you show enthusiasm and initiative, and you manage to develop a good relationship with the medical staff, you may find that you gain enough trust to be given more to do.
As with any job – and especially in the field of medicine – you must prove yourself to be trustworthy before you are given greater responsibilities.
However, please do not be disappointed if your role is not as active as you had hoped; if you have had no previous experience of the medical practice it is highly unlikely that you will be trusted to help with complex procedures such as operations.
Speaking Spanish is not that important in this placement, but it is always a plus. It is important however to have a forward and outgoing attitude, rather than being shy. You will be able to benefit more in this placement if you are more outgoing!The doctors here are kind and welcoming, making this an ideal place for our volunteers to work at.