Ways to Give, Volunteer Opportunities
The department runs 7 hospitals and 4 primary health centers and 38 clinics spread across India and Nepal and 1 Ngoenga School, the first ever CTA run school for Tibetan children with special needs from India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. More information: (www.ngoengaschool.org).
The hospitals offer opportunities for everyone to share their time, talents and interests to support our mission in the community. Doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers are most welcome to serve our hospital and health centers to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to Tibetan refugees in need. We will do our best to help you in whatever way we can during your stay.
If you are interested in volunteering in one of the CTA DOH’s hospital, you can send e-mail to: [email protected] and we will send you additional information.
Information for the Medical Students and Interns
The hospitals will give you information that may be of interest to you as a medical student. The more you know and understand about our hospitals before you decide to come, the better it will be for all.
As a medical student you are allowed to observe patients only under supervision of doctors. You are expected to be present during normal working hours each day. Board and lodging are to be arranged by you.
You are required to send your CV and a reference letter from your present University. You are also required to send a monthly fee of US $50 by cheque or via Western Union in the name of any CTA DOH’s hospital. The cheque, or wire, should be in Indian Rupees as our bank here does not accept foreign currency cheques in small amounts. Cancellation of your visit should be notified to the hospital’s elective co-ordinator at least two months in advance. However, the monthly fee is non-refundable.
NB: The above information gives priority to registered medical students already on courses. Pre-registration medical students will only be allowed if space permits. Tibetan pre-medical or medical students living in India, Nepal and Bhutan will be offered placements without making an advance booking, but the student will be subject to completion of hospital formalities by sending us his/her CV and reference before their arrival. They are exempted to pay elective fee. Failing to meet these requirements may hamper their placement with us.
Do you want more information?
If you are genuinely interested in working at CTA DOH hospitals as a medical student, you can send an e-mail: [email protected] and we will send you additional information.