The Ultimate Spring Break Experience for Aspiring Medics

November 17, 2014

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

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Spring Break Specials

Gap Medics students form a pyramid at Gangilonga Rock in Tanzania! This March and April, Gap Medics is pleased to welcome hopeful doctors, nurses, dentists and physician assistants from schools around the US to our Spring Break Special. Students will shadow highly skilled health professionals at our dedicated partner hospitals in Asia, Africa or Europe. On top of shadowing in the wards and operating rooms of a variety of exciting hospital departments, students will immerse themselves in the study of global health and gain first-hand experience for their applications and interviews. 


Spaces on our programs fill quickly, so click here to book now. Alternatively, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Choose a program of one to eight weeks in length beginning any Sunday in:




Students aged 16 and over 

A student enjoying the beautiful scenery while on safari in Tanzania Come explore healthcare from the heart of Africa. In Tanzania, doctors make good use of limited resources to provide the best healthcare possible. At any of our bases in Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to observe surgeries, the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases and more as you learn all about this fascinating destination. On the weekend, you can join us for the Safari Weekend Adventure and see lions, giraffes and more in the wild!





Students aged 16 or 17

Warsaw Old Town At our base in the capital city of Warsaw, students in Poland are able to learn about modern medicine in Europe from within one of its most beautiful and historic cities. Our partner hospital in Warsaw has advanced facilities and caters primarily toward non-communicable conditions—there will be plenty to see in the operating rooms here! During your free time, you can catch a local band playing in one of Warsaw’s beautiful parks, explore the city’s famous architecture and museums or relax at a local cafe.




Students aged 18 and older

The landscape of Pula Dive into healthcare from the Croatian city of Pula, which features beautiful views of Adriatic Sea and a wealth of European culture. Our partner hospital in Pula is technologically advanced and offers placements in many different specialty departments. On the weekend, you can go snorkeling, enjoy a festival at the 1st-century Amphitheater or hop a ferry to Venice, Italy! With so many opportunities for education and exploration, a Gap Medics program in Pula could be the perfect start to your European adventure!




Students aged 18 and older

Gap Medics students relax on a weekend trip to Pai, Thailand Thailand offers some of the most sought-after health services in all of Asia and consistently ranks among the continent’s top providers. Come explore your future health career from our base in the city of Chiang Mai, which lies within the mountainous jungles of Northern Thailand. During the week, you can observe tropical diseases, surgeries and more at our partner hospitals. On the weekend, you can join us for the Jungle Adventure, where you will meet the local hill tribes, go bamboo rafting, ride elphants and zipline across the jungle!



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