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Midwifery Elective Placements in Mongolia

Midwifery Elective Placements in Mongolia

By taking your Midwifery Elective in Mongolia, you will gain a great deal of valuable work-experience alongside dedicated and caring midwives. You will find the facilities are generally of a very basic standard and patients will often have travelled vast distances to attend appointments and give birth. These placements provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Midwifery in a developing country.

Projects Abroad will work with your university to make sure your placement meets the requirements of your elective module. We have experienced in-country staff who will be on hand to help you with any pre-departure queries. In Mongolia you will be given a qualified supervisor who will mentor you throughout your stay. They will be keen for you to have a worthwhile experience in the hospital.

The supervisors on our Midwifery placements in Mongolia have a lot of time for keen Midwifery Elective students and the staff are keen for you to achieve as much as possible during your placement and will answer as many of your questions as they can.

Your Role on an Elective Placement

Midwifery Elective students are based at the State Maternity Hospital in Ulaanbaatar. Here you will have a mainly observational role, shadowing the midwives while they work. There are three departments that you will work in; pre-natal and post-natal care, the delivery suite, and theatre.

Although in accordance with Mongolian law you will not be able to directly treat patients, you can help support women throughout their labour and post birth. You will also be a useful pair of hands to the other midwives, and by showing you are enthusiastic and competent you may well get more to do.

Projects Abroad also organises monthly workshops for Elective students. In the past these have included presentations about traditional treatments, the history of the Mongolian healthcare system and practical lessons on basic medical procedures.

You will live with a Mongolian host family while you are taking your elective and will be welcomed as part of their family. You will also become part of the Projects Abroad volunteer community; there will be lots of other volunteers to meet during your time off.

Please be aware that most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital or clinic in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.

If you have any questions please call us on 021 234 8002.

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