Calling all medics!

October 9, 2014

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Join our programme launch special in Croatia

Gap Medics are bringing together medical students from across the UK and immersing them in hospital work experience overseas. This exciting opportunity allows like-minded students to gain up to eight weeks of observational experience in some amazing destinations such as Thailand, Tanzania and Croatia!

Students after placement in the hospital A Gap Medics placement is the perfect combination of medical work experience and overseas adventure. You will shadow experienced doctors and health practitioners on the front-line of clinical care, and have the opportunity to visit incredible sites such as Tanzania’s national parks complete with lions and elephants, the stunning islands of Thailand or the Croatia’s incredible roman amphi-theatre! Since Gap Medics began, over 6000 students have travelled with us, so we really know how to deliver exciting, meaningful and well-organised hospital shadowing experience.

 Whilst on placement you will spend at least 23 hours a week on the wards and in surgery. You will see how doctors deal with some extremely challenging situations and manage despite a lack of resources. You will attend departmental meetings with the doctors, observe ward rounds, witness a variety of surgical procedures, learn about the treatment of tropical diseases and observe natural births.

A student taking a patient's blood pressure in a Tanzanian hospital.Your hospital experience will be challenging but hugely rewarding – but what about your free time? All Gap Medics students stay in private Gap Medics houses, which act as the perfect base to explore from. There are large social areas where you can meet like-minded students. There are also in-house chefs on hand to cook up a storm – so you won’t go hungry! Evenings and weekends are your time to explore with your new surroundings with your fellow students from around the world.

We are inviting you to our Croatia programme launch special this December! You can join us for either one or two weeks on the following dates:

We have organised a special on these dates to celebrate the opening of the Croatia programme. A popular time to travel for our students, you will be in good company! If you would prefer to join us in either Tanzania or Thailand, programmes start every Sunday and run all year round. Croatia, Tanzania or Thailand, take your pick!

If you would like to chat to a member of our friendly student placement team you can call us today on 0191 230 8080 or if you prefer you can always drop us an email at and we will call you right back.