First Year Medical School Students: Easter Break

December 9, 2013

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Join other first year medical school students this easter break in Iringa, Tanzania for some unforgettable hospital work experience!

Students observing surgery in the orthopaedics department at Maharaj Hospital This easter Gap Medics will be bringing together first year medical students from across the UK and immersing them in hospital work experience overseas. This once in a lifetime opportunity will bring like-minded students together to gain a two week observational placement in Iringa, Tanzania.
Gap Medics provide overseas medical work experience in Africa, Asia and Central Europe. We have been working with hospitals and government officials since we launched our sister company in 2005. With years of experience behind us, we really know how to  deliver exciting and meaningful hospital placements.
While on placement in Iringa you will gain a minimum of 23 shadowing hours each week at the Iringa Regional Hospital. This will include, but is not limited to attending the hospitals morning meetings, joining the specialist on their daily ward rounds where you will be involved in bedside learning, also depending on the departments you are placed you will also get the opportunity to enter theatre and witness various surgeries, you will even get the chance to see circumcisions and c-sections! The hospital placement is what you make of it – If you are pro-active, ask questions and are open minded you will gain a lot from this experience. Being able to see healthcare in a different country is an invaluable experience that you should grab with both hands. It makes for an interesting comparison to healthcare in the UK which will broaden your horizons for the future.
We are offering you the chance to join other first year UK medical students for an exclusive trip to Iringa, Tanzania this Easter break for just £1290. You can choose from one of the following dates that work with your school’s easter break:

You will stay in our private Gap Medics House with other like-minded students aged 18 and over. Our houses are very spacious with large social areas for students to relax after a hard day at work. Our large walled gardens and 24/7 security team (including amassai warrior… seriously!) will ensure your safe and will give folks at home peace of mind. All your food will be provided by our local in-house cook, so you can enjoy eating Ugali with the staff around our large dining tables to give you an authentic taste of Tanzanian life!Students enjoying free time in Tanzania!
When students return from Tanzania they always say it was life-changing, eye-opening, made them see the world in a different light and ultimately they always say they had the time of their life… and you can be part of that by joining Gap Medics on this medical adventure!
If you would like to chat to a member of our Student Placement Team you can call us today on 0191 603 1111 or if you prefer you can always drop us an email at and a member of the friendly team will call you right back.