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Healthcare and Medical Program in Cambodia

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Truly an amazing experience

The hospital/medical program in Cambodia, Phnom Penh was truly an amazing experience. The work aspect was very fulfilling as well as informative as I had the opportunity to see many different cases ranging from smaller routine dental procedures to larger more tedious surgeries. I also gained a valuable insight into medical care at a public hospital in a less developed country and how it strongly contrasts with that of a hospital in a developed country/city. Meeting new people from around the world from various different backgrounds was one of my favourite aspects of this program as you meet people with different interests and different experiences which you can learn from and bond over. The people are all very friendly and you make friends that you will keep in touch with for a very long time even after your trip has finished. The accommodation was basic however it was more than adequate as it had a nice bathroom with hot water for showering a fan for each of the different beds and air conditioning that you could use with additional costs.

Phnom Penh is a beautiful city with many cultural attractions such as temples, monuments and even the king’s palace which you can visit. There are also many tourist attractions related to the history of city such as the killing fields and S21 genocide museum, which although were very saddening it also made you aware of the struggle of the Cambodian people. Apart from these historical and cultural tourist attractions, there a few great market places i.e. central and night markets which have a great atmosphere and you can buy almost anything at a great value providing your bargaining skills are good!

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review May 05, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Hi Naheed,

    Thanks so much for posting this wonderful review of our medical program in Phnom Penh. It's so useful for future volunteers have have insight like this into what volunteering in Cambodia is like, straight from someone who's just been and experienced it themselves.

    We're so pleased that you had a rewarding and enjoyable time and thanks so much for being an amazing Love Volunteer!

    The Team @ Love Volunteers