DocTours medical volunteers providing healthcare in Cambodia and are doing terrific work to help the young people build happier and healthier lives.  Don (a paramedic) said:  “Wow what an amazing experience being part of the medical volunteer program. I taught the children about hygiene and treated one of the volunteers at the school. Thanks for arranging […]

Here are some of our top tips for staying safe while travelling overseas: Arriving in a foreign country: We recommend that you organise an airport arrival transfer in advance. You may arrive in a foreign city late at night and you may be tired and jet-lagged. Therefore, it is much safer (particularly if you have not […]

Dental Volunteering in Cambodia As I embarked on my 7 day dental volunteering in Cambodia experience, I was filled with excitement and nerves all at the same time. I have always wanted to go solo-travelling. Having thought about this dental elective since I started dental school in 2013 and planned it with Karin at DocTours […]

Medical Volunteering in Cambodia Derek and I travelled through Cambodia (yes, again!) in late December to review our placements for volunteering in Cambodia.  We now have hospitals and clinics in four different cities and they are all asking for DocTours volunteers to lend a hand and share their knowledge.  All general medical professions are highly […]

Medical Volunteering in Cambodia: What a great way to start the New Year by helping others and practicing back to basics medicine with the re-introduction of our medical clinic program in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is a small health centre treating up to 40 patients (mainly children) a day and seeing everything from general and tropical medicine […]

Something awesome – a nurse volunteering in Cambodia We have been moved by the awesome experience of Amanda Mason-Jones, an Australian nurse volunteering in Cambodia at a health care clinic with DocTours.  The clinic relies on foreign donations and  support. She wrote to us: ” I’ve just returned from volunteering as a nurse in Siem Reap, Cambodia. […]

DocTours Newsletter April 2014 Hi Everyone, This month we received lots of great feedback from our volunteers in Fiji, This month we received lots of great feedback from our volunteers in Fiji, Cambodia and Sri Lanka and we share some of their experiences below. Our tour to Bhutan departs in just 3 weeks and another date has been scheduled for […]

Hello Everyone! With a sense of pride, we wish ‘bon voyage’ to lots of medical students who are jetting off to Fiji, Nepal, Cambodia, Ecuador, Namibia and Sri Lanka to do their international medical elective with DocTours. Meanwhile, closer to home, we have been receiving requests for dentists to help out in Balibo, Timor Leste, […]

Hello Everyone! Cambodia is our focus this month as we have been catching up with the hospitals and clinics that DocTours works with across the country. We have also been meeting with some new hospitals that need our assistance to help deliver better healthcare and develop the local staff. Geographically positioned between Vietnam and Thailand, […]

DocTours Newsletter February 2016 Hello, Everyone! During January, I had the pleasure of traveling with a group of medical students on one our of volunteer programs in Nepal. There were challenges (of course) however the students were enthusiastic, energetic, fearless and smart. I have shared my observations below. We also show you some of the […]

DocTours Newsletter July 2015 Hello Everyone! Whether it is Dry July or just Cold July, we are all looking forward to Spring and planning a visit to somewhere warm and balmy such as Fiji, Cambodia or Sri Lanka. We have profiled the amazing Annabel who has just completed her second volunteer program in Cambodia. We […]

DocTours Newsletter February 2015 Hello Everyone! A huge way to make a difference is to teach others new skills, help them to learn and practice their English and develop their independence.  Our medical volunteers are making a massive contribution in developing countries through treating patients but also sharing their experiences to develop the local staff.  […]

DocTours Newsletter November 2014 Hi Everyone, Volunteering in a foreign country can be challenging however we receive so much positive feedback that outweighs any uncertainty about the experience.  We share another chapter from an Aussie nurse who has been volunteering in a hospital in Cambodia and is already planning to go back!  As Christmas rapidly approaches, Tracey from […]

DocTours Newsletter October 2014 Hi Everyone, There has been a lot of interest in our new medical placement in Timor Leste which desperately needs more doctors, nurses and midwives to continue to provide healthcare to the local community.  We also share the moving experience of an Aussie nurse who has been volunteering at a hospital in Cambodia.  There is another […]

DocTours Newsletter June 2014 Hi Everyone, This month we share the amazing experience of two volunteers at an orphanage in Phnom Penh and also a blog from Curious, Interested about employee satisfaction in the workplace.  Bookings are open for our next small group Journey to Bhutan (just a tour – no conferencing or working involved) and […]

DocTours Newsletter January 2014 Hi Everyone, The December-January holiday season seems to get busier every year! We had three medical students helping an ophthalmologist in Fiji, a team of three doctors, midwife and two medical students worked in Tanzania (and who could resist a safari and a visit to Zanzibar afterwards?) and read about the experience of an emergency doctor […]

DocTours Newsletter August 2013 Hi, Everyone! It is spring and time for some inspiring stories from our recent visits overseas – and now it is your turn to create your own story. What’s new? My recent reconnaissance in Tanzania I had been looking forward to flying into Kilimanjaro Airport. However after several flight delays it was […]

DocTours Newsletter June 2013 Hi Everyone, Thank you for your suggestions and feedback. We are rolling out some great new projects in the coming months. Are you ready to volunteer? Thinking about volunteering …… As people of all ages and different areas of the medical fraternity return from a Volunteer program, we welcome the many comments […]

DocTours Newsletter May 2013 Hi Everyone! Volunteering to help those who are less fortunate in developing countries seems to be on everyone’s bucket list.  As well as healthcare, the most commonly needed skill is to help teach English in the local schools (and no formal qualifications are needed for these roles).  Education is a means of escaping poverty […]

DocTours Newsletter April 2013 Hi, Everyone! As the weather gets cooler now is the time to start planning and arranging your next journey. What to expect? So you are interested in volunteering – great! Sipping cocktails by a swimming pool cannot compare with the unforgettable experience that you will have on a volunteer program. Read […]

DocTours Newsletter June 2013 Hi, Everyone! Kung Hei Fat Choi – we wish everyone a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake! What’s hot? Cambodia Its eight o clock in the morning and hundreds of kids of all ages are queuing to enter the gates of their school where they are learning to speak English. Some live […]