Obstetrics & Gynecology Volunteer Opportunities

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Health Volunteers Overseas is proud to welcome the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as a sponsor of our Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) program.

READY TO VOLUNTEER?

There are multiple steps to the placement process and often more than one approval is required. The process varies slightly from country-to-country and project-to-project. We strive to make this process as quick as possible but potential volunteers should be aware that final approval can take several months.

  • For more projects in gynecologic oncology, please visit our oncology program page for projects that are currently recruiting.

ACTIVE PROJECTS

Kampot, Cambodia – Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (SKMH)

Volunteers will provide formal lectures and informal continuing education in obstetrics and gynecology to staff, students, and residents at SKMH. Midwives may also participate in training. Volunteers will provide clinical and didactic training, case discussions, computer-based learning, and simulations.

Project type: In-person only

Assignment: 2 week minimum

Qualifications: Qualified, licensed obstetricians/gynecologists. No opportunities for those-in-training.

Housing: Volunteer responsible for housing; information on nearby facilities provided.

Companions allowed: Adults and minors.

Bhaktapur, Nepal – Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (BCH)

HVO volunteers will contribute to the development and implementation of a structured surgical gynecologic oncology training program at BCH. Volunteers will work with BCH staff to develop a gynecologic oncology curriculum for both didactic and clinical skills and provide surgical and didactic training to BCH gynecologic oncologists. Radiation oncologists work to deliver both didactic lectures and clinical skills training.

Project type: Hybrid (in-person and virtual)

Length of assignment: 1-2 weeks; variable for virtual

Qualifications: Board-certified gynecologic or radiation oncologists with at least two years of post-fellowship experience. No opportunities for those-in-training.

Housing: Volunteer responsible for housing; information on nearby facilities provided.

Companions allowed: Adults and minors.

Hue, Vietnam – Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HueUMP)

This project aims to both improve the knowledge and skills of HueUMP ob-gyn staff and specialists and to strengthen ob-gyn postgraduate training at HueUMP. This project also focuses on collaborating with ob-gyn staff to conduct scientific research and to provide mentorship in research design, methodology, data analysis, and manuscripts preparation for submission to scientific journals in various areas. Volunteers provide lectures, clinical supervision, and surgical teaching. Volunteers also act as mentors and can assist students with their studies and writing papers.

Project type: In-person only

Assignment: 2-3 weeks

Qualifications: Board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists with current license and at least 10 years of experience preferred, although 5 years or more may be considered. Retired volunteers are accepted. Academic and teaching experience is recommended. Final year residents accepted if accompanied by a faculty member.

Housing: Volunteer responsible for housing; information on nearby facilities provided.

Companions allowed: Adults and minors.