Paramedic/Emergency Medicine Placements Mexico - Global Medical Projects

Paramedic / Emergency Medicine Placements in Mexico

Are you hoping to become, or are training to become an emergency ambulance technician or paramedic? Are you looking for experience in trauma care overseas? We have projects in Mexico that give you the unique opportunity to work with emergency medics.

In Mexico, emergency ambulance provision is provided by the international NGO The Red Cross, The Green Cross, it’s state funded counterpart and the Fire Service. You can work with these organisations in Guadalajara, Leon Guanajuato, Tepatitlan and Puerto Vallarta.

Guadalajara, Leon Guanajuato and Tepatitlan

 

Our placement in these locations are the more fast paced, diverse and busiest. Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city and as a busy city, there are more emergency calls. The staff at the clinic and the paramedics on the ambulances take emergency calls throughout the day and into the evenings.

As busy, cosmopolitan cities and towns, emergency calls can vary from road traffic accidents, through to drug overdoses or even stabbings and shootings. This means that whether you are working in the clinic or out on the ambulance, you will gain experience in a wide range of trauma cases.

Those with prior experience and those training to become paramedics, can accompany the paramedics on the ambulances on emergency calls after an initial week long induction working with the staff at the emergency clinic. This gives you a week to develop your Spanish and get used to local working practices before accompanying the paramedics on call.

The Red Cross in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a tourist resort on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Mexico. As a popular tourist area, the paramedics are usually busier in the evenings and at weekends. Therefore, those working on this placement often elect to work at these times when the emergency clinic and the ambulances are busier. This leaves you the morning to hang out on the beach, go surfing or diving!

Here you’ll be working as a volunteer on the ambulances alongside paramedics and in the emergency clinic. All of the staff working in the clinic and on the ambulances are volunteers so the camaraderie is high.

No prior experience is required to accompany the paramedics on ambulances in Puerto Vallarta but you will start your first week with an introduction to first aid with the resident volunteer paramedics and also by working in the emergency clinic. The induction will introduce you to the basics such as dressing wounds, before teaching you more advanced skills such as CPR, inserting cannulas and safely extracting casualties from emergency situations to the ambulance. Only on successful completion of this induction will you be permitted to accompany the paramedics on call.

Optional rural outreach programme: The Huichol Project

We also have opportunities to spend part of your time delivering medical care in rural communities caring for the indigenous Huichol. The Huichol community predate the Spanish conquistadors and are located in isolated communities high in the Sierra Madre Mountains. On this project, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the community doctor as well as learn more about traditional indigenous medical practices. This placement is very different to life in the cities or even towns. You will live amongst the Huichol community in the mountains in very basic living conditions. Part of this additional programme includes learning Wixarika, the dialect spoken by the Huichol.

Costs:

Cost in £

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
£1,095£1,195£1,295£1,520£1,745

Cost in Euros

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
1,495€1,595€1,795€1,995€2,095€

Cost in US $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
$1,695$1,795$2,035$2,275$2,695

Cost in Auz $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Au$2,190Au$2,390Au$2,840Au$3,290Au$3,490

Cost in £

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol Project
£225£895£100 (per week)£100£295

Cost in Euros

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
300€1,195€135€ (per week)135€395€

Cost in US $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
$360$1,445$160 (per week)$160$400

Cost in Auz $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
Au$450Au$1,790Au$200Au$200Au$590

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