Hospital Description

Country: 
Thailand
Setting: 
Urban
Number of Patient Beds: 
83
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
78%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
500-700
Departments/Specialties: 
ENT
OB-Gyn
Med.
Ortho
Pediatric
Surgery
PT
ICU
Dental
Typical Cases: 
Delivery
Cold fever
HIV
Auto accident
Knee replacement
General surgery (major and minor)
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing
Languages Spoken: 
Thai (English is understood by most professionals)
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English. However, preceptors change frequently so placements are based on availability of English-speaking preceptors.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Teaching English, Construction craftsman
Max Number of Students: 
2

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Can be arranged
Transportation Costs: 
Approx $30 USD, hospital transport $20 USD
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
45 Min.
Type of Student Housing: 
Hotel nearby, hospital guestrooms are $18 per night
Cost of Housing/night: 
$20-$35 USD
Meal Plan: 
Hospital Cafeteria (Vegetarian)
Cost of Meals/day: 
$5-$7 USD
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Comments from Site: 
Study culture and some useful conversational Thai prior to trip.
Last Updated: 
May 8, 2014