Due to a lack of funding, training and education, hospitals in Tanzania often struggle to keep up with the modernisation of emerging medical technologies. Diagnostic imaging services can be limited and advanced equipment - which would assist with better diagnoses and faster, more efficient treatments for patients - is often not available at all. CT scans and MRI’s tend to be very expensive for local people and there is a limited number of professionals who are able to utilize the equipment properly. Many professionals may also have knowledge gaps related to X-Ray and ultrasound technologies.
With this in mind, Radiology interns work collaboratively alongside local medical teams to observe, gain an enhanced understanding of local practices and challenges, and share knowledge and skills (as appropriate and relevant to level of training and experience). Radiology interns are welcome to donate up-to-date resources, such as training materials and textbooks, if desired.
It is important to note that healthcare facilities in Tanzania are unlike what you may be used to within your home country. There can be a general lack of adequate medication, as well as under-staffed facilities. Culture shock can be more pronounced and difficult in medical settings, especially when - due to limited funding and scarce resources - patients endure conditions that would be considered unacceptable in other parts of the world. Interns must come prepared to maintain a high level of professionalism, focus and compassion.
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
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It is important to note that internship fees in Tanzania do not include Ministry of Health contributions / placement donations. These vary depending on the placement and length of the internship and must be contributed in-country. For more details, contact your Program Manager.