Join us in Europe for our February 2015 half term special!

November 10, 2014

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Students observing surgery on placement in Warsaw Give your university application a competitive edge!

Spend your February half term with Gap Medics, shadowing healthcare professionals and gaining insight into your future career – all just a stones throw away in Europe.

If you’re an aspiring medic under the age of 18, spending your February half term gaining invaluable hospital exposure with Gap Medics in Warsaw, Poland could help confirm your A Level choices and make your UCAS application shine. 

Over the age of 18? Our over-18s placement programme in Pula, Croatia will open your eyes to a day in the life of your desired profession and give you the drive you need to succeed as a student medic.

Join Gap Medics in Europe for your February half term week and rest assured that you are making informed choices in the near future!

Gap Medics is partnered with large, modern healthcare facilities in both Warsaw and Pula; the perfect opportunity to familiarise yourself with the workings of a modern institution.

Throughout the week, you will spend 23 hours shadowing medical professionals; doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists alike. Assigned a mentor for the duration of your placement, you will gain an in depth understanding of individual cases with opportune moments aplenty to ask any questions you may have. What’s more, three Global Health Tutorials across the week will further support your learning and strengthen your understanding of the cases you see in the hospital. 

‘Dr. Kaliciński was a great mentor, he’d spend so much time explaining things to us even though he was very busy. All the doctors from the cardiovascular department also spent a lot of time with us. I really appreciated the fact that they always explained what they were doing during their surgeries.’ Isabel Chan travelled to Warsaw in December 2014.

While your hospital placement is central to your Gap Medics trip, it wont be all work and no play! Staying in an exclusive Gap Medics house, you will meet plenty of like-minded students from all over the world – perfect companions for exploring the surroundings!

Pula_amphitheatreinsideoctober20142.jpg Both European destinations are bursting with historic gems, from exploring the Old Town of Warsaw to Pula’s Maritime Museum. You could even head to the year-round ski slopes in Warsaw or explore the very depths of Pula snorkelling and diving in the Adriatic sea.

Gap Medics in-country staff will ensure that your European adventure is both safe and enjoyable from the outset. You might even pick up a few culinary skills that will serve you well when settling into student life at medical school!

Our European destinations are the perfect place for aspiring medics to reaffirm career aspirations and make university applications stand out – all while exploring a new and exciting city along the way.

Our friendly team of student placement advisors are on hand to talk you through any questions or queries you may have.  So what are you waiting for? Call us on 0191 603 1111 or email to get your European adventure underway!

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