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Healthcare Trainers in Thailand and Myanmar

6 Months or More, Asia, Health and Wellness, Thailand and Myanmar
Duration: 6 Months or More
Locations: Thailand and Myanmar , Asia
Program Description
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

Bring your healthcare skills to Asia! Join our Healthcare Trainers in Thailand and Myanmar program and see communities grow and thrive, one individual at a time.

IDEAS partners with an organization that runs a 5-year medical training program in the hills of eastern Myanmar.  We are seeking medical professionals to come and teach medicine in a clinical setting to our medical students.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners
  • Experienced in diagnosing patients in a clinical setting
  • Willing to teach in a clinical and classroom setting
  • Willing to live simply in a remote town
  • Willing to live in rustic housing without air conditioning and hot water
  • Willing to live in close community to other trainers
  • Looking to build up and empower young people who want to make a difference
  • Interested in working out their faith in a cross-cultural experience

Our partner organization is training young people from the jungle areas of Eastern Myanmar, primarily from the “Karen” people group. Decades of civil war have left the infrastructure in shambles. There is very little organized healthcare in these areas. Our partner trains young adults to the level of Physician Assistant over the course of the 5-year program. Graduates of the program go out to the remote areas to serve and provide healthcare.

Are you ready to leverage your professional skills overseas? If so, learn more today by emailing or apply by clicking on Get Started!

  • English fluency is required.
  • Volunteers must have a current professional license in their area of practice. Education must match the requirements for the professional license in their home jurisdiction.
  • Must have clinical experience. This is a clinical-based teaching program, so volunteers must both teach and provide diagnostic medical care.
  • Compliance with organizational guidelines and protocols, including behaviors, dress, and activities.
  • Flexible and humble attitude.
Program Costs

$1020 (for 2 Weeks)*

  • Program costs are based on a single person and include food, in-country transportation, housing, and program development expenses.
  • Required expenses that are not included in the Program Cost include round trip airfare, international insurance, visa costs, and cell phone capabilities. All program-related expenses can be raised and sent to IDEAS as a tax-deductible donation.
  • Discretionary expenses include personal expenses and spending money.
  • Fundraising coaching and training is available.

*If you would like to volunteer for more than 2 weeks, please contact IDEAS at for budget estimations. For applicants committing longer than one year, a customized budget will be created.

*All programs costs are an approximation and are subject to change.

Why Go?

Transferring your healthcare skills can impact rural villages for decades to come!

As a volunteer for this program, you will join a robust healthcare training program by providing and teaching quality clinical healthcare and demonstrating a constant desire to learn and improve medical skills. You will teach students how to provide quality healthcare in remote settings by example and lectures.

You will also have the opportunity to explore and engage the beauty and history of Thailand and Myanmar! You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors, from bustling cities with crowded markets and bazaars to rural villages and farmland.

If you have two weeks or more to spare, and you are a licensed healthcare professional that has a desire to train and teach in Asia, this opportunity is for you! Join our Healthcare Trainers in Thailand and Myanmar program today!

Are you ready to leverage your professional skills overseas? If so, learn more today by emailing or apply by clicking on Get Started!