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IIP-Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Hospital
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Type: Internship Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:
Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Hospital

Organization Overview
Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Hospital is a local public hospital established since 1980s and located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The hospital is one of the first Vietnamese hospitals to specialize in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation medical services. It also researches, designs and manufactures prosthesis and other medical devices. The hospital is consisted of 11 medical departments and 3 administrative departments.

Intern Responsibilities:

1. Pre-Medical Intern: Rehabilitation & Orthopedics
The IIP intern will have the opportunity to shadow and work under supervision of designated local doctors and nurses across different departments with both child and adult patients at the hospital. 
Tentative working schedule is as below:
Week 1: Induction into the hospital (getting to know the departments & staff).
Week 2-4: Shadow doctors of the Department of Traumatic Brain Injury & Department of Orthopedic about the process of diagnosis, patient care, bandage change and pre-surgery.
Week 5- 8: Shadow doctors of the Rehabilitation Department in the process of examining patients with neurological diseases, traumas and neuromuscular diseases.
Other tasks that can be expected:
  • Perform basic support tasks alongside professional doctors, such as: escort patients, provide gowns etc.
  • Supply therapists with necessary equipment during patient treatment.  

2. Pre-Nursing Intern
The main responsibilities of an IIP nursing intern involve shadowing and taking care of patients under the guidance of a registered nurse or a doctor. They will have the chances to work in different departments, including Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine (except for the Operating Room).
They should also perform duties such as providing health care in clinical or nursing settings to the clients. Responsibilities include preparing charts, assessment of the patient’s recovery, discharge of the patient and preparing and taking care of supplies and equipment. The interns should have knowledge of simple tasks interpretation of general medicines, general health care. Responsibilities include:
  • Work on patient reception and processing/recording patients’ documents.
  • Support oral medicines distribution, medicines/drugs dilution, intradermal-subcutaneous & vein injection and processing/recording patients’ documents.
  • Prepare patients before undergoing surgeries which includes checking patients’ medical records and helping to reduce patients’ anxiety before surgeries.
  • Observe orthopedic surgeries in the operating room.

3. Physical Therapy Intern
The IIP intern will be mainly shadowing and working under supervision of local doctors and physical therapist with both child and adult patients. The intern can also choose to shadow the Rehabilitation department in the hospital (except for the operating room). IIP interns will:
  •  Observe and offer support to professional physical therapist and doctors
  • Help patients get ready for treatments
  • Obtain supplies and materials, and assists in the maintenance of the department
  • Carry out other basic department functions
  • Shadow doctors of the Diagnostic Department while examining patients with neurological diseases, traumas and neuromuscular diseases
The IIP intern can also rotate between different functions, depending on their internship time. Potential projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Work in the Physical Therapy Room, with both child and adult patients
  • Work in the Occupational Therapy Room
  • Work in the Electric Therapy Room

Academic background in basic pre-medical sciences or any other related discipline.
Technical Skills:
  • First aid
  • Hospital volunteering
  • Laboratory experience

This internship is offered in collaboration with Abroader (Student Exchange Vietnam).

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