We are two medical students from Sydney who travelled to Nepal for a four-week medical elective placement. We landed in Kathmandu after a long overnight flight very tired, so coming out of the airport to find our hosts, Bijuli and Sunita, waiting with a Nepali flag and traditional welcome was wonderful. Their homestay was welcoming […]

Nepal for Medical Students – We have a special Student Placement  – Nepal for Medical Students – commences on 8 December 2019. You will be based in one of several hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley as well as have the opportunity to do basic medical check-ups and conduct health and hygiene classes at a local […]

Namaste from Nepal – Volunteering in Nepal …. by Jennifer Leow, RN. A nurse volunteering in Nepal: I first saw DocTours advertisement in “The Lamp” (New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association) magazine. The first thought that came to mind as I would love to experience my first nursing volunteer work in a totally different […]

Hey Everyone!  As we approach mid-winter, our thoughts lead to travelling somewhere warm.  We offer many destinations where the weather is balmy (Fiji or Tonga anyone?).  This month, we share the experiences of one of our young doctors who recently volunteered in Nepal. Happy reading, kind regards and please follow us on Facebook, Karin and Derek.   […]

Hello Everyone!   We follow a young doctor’s footsteps while volunteering in the dermatology department of a Nepalese hospital.  We then share glimpses of Sri Lanka – a country that is calling out for help with physiotherapy.   Happy reading, keep warm and have fun! Karin and Derek.   Olane – a young doctor’s volunteer experience […]

Hello Everyone! We love sharing the fantastic experiences of our international volunteers. This month, we have a report from a Danish nurse who volunteered with DocTours in Fiji and survived the devastating impact of Cyclone Winston! We also have a report from a young medic who was able to cover a lot of ground in […]

DocTours Newsletter August 2015 Hello, Everyone! We have two wonderful stories from two awesome DocTours volunteers who recently returned from Timor Leste and Nepal. The common themes we hear from past volunteers include: having the most amazing experience, learning a great deal (both personally and professionally) and a desire to do it again.  You can see […]

DocTours Newsletter March 2016 Hello, Everyone! DocTours is steaming ahead with the help and dedication of so many wonderful volunteers. However, we continually receive requests from hospitals who would love more volunteers to help treat and teach.  There are amazing opportunities in Sri Lanka, new medical clinics in Cambodia and medical skills are always needed in Fiji. I have […]

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 January 2016 Hello and Happy New Year Everyone! A final year medical student from Queensland spent two months with DocTours in Nepal late last year.  He has shared his wonderful experiences with us below. We hope to see you on a DocTours Volunteer program in 2016! Happy Reading! Dr. Sam’s introduction to Nepal Over the […]

DocTours Newsletter July 2014 Hi Everyone, This month we share another amazing experience of two medical students who volunteered in Nepal.  There are a few places available on our small group journey to Bhutan 13-22 November and for something really different, a cruise on a small yacht through the Spice Islands.  We have another blog from Tracey at Curious, Interested […]

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 November 2012 Hi, Everyone. Namaste to Nepal Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalayas, the scenery of Nepal is simply stunning. It is a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas and where jungles team with exotic wildlife and some of the best hiking trails in the world. The country is equally rich in […]