Join our summer special in Europe

October 31, 2014

Article by Global Pre-Meds
Hospital doctor shadowing & global health experience programs.

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Are you keen to pursue a career in healthcare?


Swap your shorts for scrubs and spend your Christmas break in Europe gaining invaluable hospital exposure with Gap Medics. 


StudentsobservingsurgeryonplacementinWarsaw.jpg Competition for a place at medical school is fierce and a placement overseas will give you that added advantage over competing applicants. What’s more, if you’re looking for a break from the rising temperatures, a week or two in Europe is guaranteed to cool you down!


If you’re an aspiring medic aged 16-18, join us in Warsaw, Poland. Spend one to two weeks shadowing medical professionals, gaining first hand insight into your desired profession and soaking up the festive spirit with traditional Christmas markets aplenty.


Over the age of 18 with travel plans in the making? Make a pit stop in Pula, Croatia and get a taste for traditional European festivities and gain invaluable hospital shadowing experience along the way.

With a selection of dates available you can choose to travel when suits you best, with the option of joining us for either one or two weeks.

Partnered with large, modern hospitals in both Warsaw and Pula, there will never be a dull moment during your time on placement. It is the perfect opportunity to experience the workings of a modern healthcare facility. 

You will spend 23 hours a week shadowing medical professionals, getting a feel for the day-to-day realities of your desired profession. Your hospital learning will also be supported by Global Health Tutorials, which will explore what you see in the hospital in further depth. If you are unsure about what career path to take, a Gap Medics placement promises to give you clarity!

Outside of your hospital placement, both European destinations offer a wealth of history to explore and activities to participate in. Head to Warsaw and put your coordination skills to the test on the ski slopes or immerse yourself in the city’s culture on the cobbles of the Old Town.

Head to Pula and you could be taking in the sunset from the top of Pula’s highest hill, exploring the historical attractions or unwinding in one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants that Pula has to offer.


Students enjoying their free time! Our in-country staff team will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience from arrival to departure! You will stay in one of our exclusive Gap Medics houses for the duration of your placement and form firm friendships with like-minded pre-healthcare students from around the world.

Does this sound like an opportunity you would love to have? Put your Christmas holidays to good use and don’t miss out! Our European destinations have so much to offer for students keen to pursue a career in healthcare.