Specialized internships in radiology departments assisting local medical professionals to conduct x-rays, CT scans and MRI scans for a variety of patients. Radiology interns work alongside local teams to observe, gain insight into local practices, and share your knowledge and skills where appropriate.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Anyone looking to bolster their skills and set themselves up for a rewarding radiology career should look no further than this unique Radiology internship in Tanzania! With a specific focus on radiology, ultrasound and medical imaging procedures, interns will gain first-hand knowledge and understanding working in a unique healthcare environment.
Due to a lack of funding, training and education, hospitals in Tanzania often struggle to keep up with the modernization of emerging medical technologies. This means that many hospitals lack contemporary medical imaging equipment and systems, and use improvized and innovative solutions. It is also expensive for patients to get CT scans or MRIs, so while there are opportunities to gain experience using these technologies, they are not common.
As an intern, you’ll learn new and effective imaging measures that will supplement your understanding and use of modern technologies. Interns are placed in hospitals assisting local medical professionals with imaging tasks, which are based around conducting x-rays. While the practices may be less advanced than what you would expect at home, they operate within universal healthcare principles.
Radiology interns work collaboratively alongside local medical teams to observe, gain an enhanced understanding of local practices and challenges, and share knowledge and skills according to your own experience. You’ll assist and observe in diagnostic and investigative imaging procedures, liaising across multiple departments to help to diagnose and assess a range of pathologies and diseases.
Radiology interns are welcome to donate up-to-date resources, such as training materials and textbooks, if desired.
This internship is conducted in English. Most patients you’ll work with will be able to speak at least basic English, however, for those that can’t, you’ll be able to receive a debrief from your supervisor afterwards.
It is important to be aware that the Tanzanian government requires international interns to make a Ministry of Health contribution to their health/medical placements. The amount of this contribution varies. However, to cover the contribution sufficiently, it’s recommended that interns budget, at most, US$50 per week. All Ministry of Health contributions are made directly, in-country, under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator.
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most popular tourist countries, and as an intern you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city of Arusha and popular surrounding areas. The world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro National Park are popular day trips for interns at the weekend, and there are opportunities to combine your Legal Support internship with a safari in the Serengeti national park.
Radiology interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Shadowing local staff during imaging procedures
- Assisting with x-rays, CT scans or MRIs
Professional development opportunities:
- Gain experience using medical imaging equipment
- Develop an understanding of medical solutions that don’t involve modern technologies
- Build communication skills in a professional environment
- Learn from trained imaging professionals in Tanzania
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Gain hands-on skills in the use of imaging technology
- Build a unique understanding of innovative imaging solutions when patients prefer not to use modern scanning equipment
- Enjoy spare time in Arusha, go on safari in the Serengeti, and explore world famous natural landscapes
Types of host organizations:
- Hospital imaging departments
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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 Medical and Education 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.