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Volunteer in a Community Health Clinic

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

Rural Health Clinic - Pastrana

Volunteering with the healthcare team at a personal and community level was a great experience. From the moment I arrived I worked directly with patients. The majority of patients presented with low acuity ailments and many mother's brought their children in for weight and growth measurements. From wound care to vital signs, vaccinations to observing physician consultation, I was able to cover nearly all aspects of the small clinic. The staff allowed me to work under my own scope of practice, always making sure I felt comfortable completing tasks.

The staff went out of their way to welcome me, spending time to teach me useful words and phrases in the local dialect, Wary Wary, which helped me connect with the patients on a greater level.

Overall, this was a great way to obtain patient contact hours, connect with the locals and an unforgettable cultural experience.