Medical Assistant

Volunteer abroad as a Medical Assistant!


Hospital Medical Assistant placements, Japan

Lattitude Global Volunteering has partnerships with hospitals in Japan where volunteer Medical Assistants provide help to nursing and administrative staff. Medical Assistants help in the wards, care for patients, befriend them and assist nurses and other staff with their daily tasks. These placements are ideal for anyone seeking a career in medicine or nursing as the Assistants work in many different departments including Maternity, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Surgery and the Emergency Room and are exposed to all facets of medical life. You may also be asked to help teach English to the nursing staff and in turn the hospital will offer Japanese lessons.

Volunteer health worker placements, Malawi

In Malawi, Lattitude offers volunteers the chance to support a much needed service offered by the local Health Officer in rural health centres. These placements require volunteers who are mature and serious about making a difference. The rural health centres are often very poorly resourced and volunteers will be expected to make the best of all situations that are thrown at them. Medical experience would be helpful and volunteers in this position must be willing to work very hard in tough conditions! No doubt this placement is challenging, but exceptionally rewarding.

So volunteer internationally with Lattitude as a Medical Assistant!


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    The Land of the Rising Sun is made up of over 3000 islands of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest. Japan is highly advanced technologically and in many ways is very westernised, yet it retains a strong sense of traditional culture.

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    Malawi is a beautiful country bordering Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. The people are extremely welcoming and although Malawi is not on the tourist map, the Mulanje Mountains and Lake Malawi attract adventure seekers from around the world.

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