Volunteer opportunities overseas for anaesthetists

We're looking for registered anaesthetists with at least two years' specialist experience at the time of going overseas (ST2 and above). That means you can volunteer as soon as you've completed your second year of specialty training, although of course the more experience the better. Roles generally range from three months to two years. Previous experience in teaching, training and management is especially useful.

What you'll be doing as a volunteer anaesthetist

You'll be playing a vital role in improving the skills of staff and raising the standard of health care in line with VSO's strategy of stronger, more inclusive and accessible health systems, so that the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the country can realise their right to health. Responsibilities could include clinical mentorship with experience of both theoretical and practical session, clinical teaching of medical students, nurse anaesthetist students, peers and senior clinicians and supervised management of intensive care inpatients amongst others.

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How do VSO placements work?

We place professional and skilled volunteers with local partner organisations, from grassroots groups to government ministries, to build their capacity and ability.