If you are just getting started in medicine — as a pre-med student, medical student or undergraduate student interested in the medical field — we have opportunities for you in Armenia to learn and observe, to help the people and to see the country at the same time.
Our Medical Observership Program typically lasts two weeks and is usually held in the summer. For 2019, the program will be held July 1-19. As a Medical Observer you will be at the side of Armenian and U.S. physicians as they care for patients, watching and learning at all of the Project’s facilities which include our Mobile Eye Hospital; Subspecialty Clinics — Glaucoma, Retina, Corneal-Uveitis, Neuro-Orbital, Pediatrics and Low Vision; Regional Eye Clinics; Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Blindness and more.
In addition, you will join the doctors as they visit schools, nursing homes, soup kitchens and polyclinics — anywhere and everywhere they are needed. You will be assigned certain responsibilities according to your skill level and experience.
If you would like to apply for our Medical Observership program, please fill out the Volunteer Opportunity Application and include your resume, three written references and a statement on why you would like to be a Medical Observer in Armenia. You can either email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it in. All applications should be received by May 15th for consideration in the Observership for the summer of the same year. We look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteers are responsible for all of their arrangements and expenses while in Armenia including airfare, lodging and food. All volunteers are responsible for arranging their plane tickets to Armenia and transportation while in Armenia. Medical Observers may choose to stay at a local hotel, rent an apartment or stay with family or friends depending on how long they will be in Armenia. Our staff can help you find housing by providing a list of hotels and apartments for rent. There are many lodging options in Yerevan and most are inexpensive. Volunteers should have the funds to cover all of their food, cab fare and other expenses while in Armenia.