Depending on the medical experience and Spanish skills of the volunteers, you can assist in different procedures in medical clinics and hospital placements.
Although the city of Cusco is the most popular tourist location in Peru, the medical facilities are limited and people need to head to Lima for different procedures.
Medical facilities are particularly limited in the suburban areas of Cusco such as San Jeronimo and San Sebastian.
In these areas, there are medical clinics which provide medical care and treatment to patients from low economic situations.
The medical clinics have limited facilities and lack the adequate infrastructure and equipment as well as adequate number of trained staff.
Volunteers have an important role to play here as they can work along with the staff and help them in their work and also bring in new ideas for better working of the clinics.
The medical volunteer projects ( http://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/
Pre medical, 1st year or 2nd year medical students are assigned with basic tasks such as shadowing the doctors and observing work as well as tasks such as taking weight, blood pressure, sterilizing equipment as well as preparing materials. More senior Nursing and medical students are assigned more tasks and duties and work such as cleaning and suturing wounds as well as assisting doctors in examining patients.
Volunteering in Cusco ( http://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/