Medical internships in Spain include placements at private hospitals and clinics, as well as non-profit health centres. Interns can expect to assist with patient care and the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies. Tasks and responsibilities can include assisting/observing/shadowing with daily patient attendance at the hospital or health centre, test evaluation and examinations, treatment establishment and follow up. Interns may additionally be asked to help their supervisor in designing and improving various processes, as well as activities related to research and teaching.
In all aspects of their internship activities, interns must prioritize the goal of improving the health of patients, while adhering to the standards and regulations of their internship placement.
Note that interns should not expect to be directly “hands on” with patients and should flexibly cooperate with their supervisor, according to the dynamic needs of the placement and its patients/clients. It is important to be prepared for a language barrier, as most patient interactions will be conducted in Spanish. Your supervisor will provide opportunities to debrief following sessions, ensuring you are able to follow the work as it is conducted.
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European students who wish to receive Erasmus funding for their internship in Spain are encouraged to apply and outline their specific requirements.
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
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What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
- Language lessons.
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$120 per week to be sufficient.