November 20, 2014
Article by Global Pre-Meds
Hospital doctor shadowing & global health experience programs.
This autumn, Gap Medics is pleased to welcome future healthcare professionals from Australia to our Autumn Special. Whether you’re an aspiring nurse, doctor, midwife or dentist, you’ll shadow highly skilled health professionals at one of our dedicated partner hospitals in Asia, Africa or Europe. As well as shadowing in the wards and in surgery, you’ll attend Global Health Tutorials that are relevant to the region where you are working. You’ll walk away with great first-hand experience that will help boost your applications and interviews.
Choose a program of one to eight weeks in length beginning on the following dates:
Students aged 16+
Get a real insight into medicine in the heart of Africa. Observe doctors improvising with limited resources. Whether you’re interested in tropical medicine, surgery, or another specialism, there will be something for you. 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
Our base in Poland is in Warsaw, where students can learn about medicine in modern government hospitals. Warsaw itself is beautiful and historic – the old town has UNESCO world heritage status. Our partner hospital has excellent facilities, and is renowned for pancreatic surgery in particular. Your free time can be spent relaxing over a coffee in the main square, watching a concert in one of the city’s many beautiful parks, or shopping in a cosmopolitan mall.
Students aged 18+
Immerse yourself in a clinical environment in the Croatian city of Pula, which sits by the Adriatic Sea. Complete with dramatic Roman ruins, including a 1st century Amphitheatre, there is plenty to see! Our partner hospital here offers excellent facilities and the opportunity to observe a real variety of cases. Weekends can be spent snorkelling, sightseeing, or even visiting neighbouring Venice – just a short boat-ride away! Situated in the heart of Europe, this is the perfect place to start your tour of this ancient continent.
Students aged 18+
Our program in Thailand is based in Chiang Mai – an authentic Thai city with plenty to do and see. With the jungle on your doorstep, you can ride elephants, go bamboo rafting, and even meet local tribes people. Our partner hospitals in Chiang Mai are well-known for their exceptional patient care and pioneering techniques. You’ll get to observe a real mixture of ward rounds and surgical procedures, not to mention seeing the treatment of tropical diseases first-hand.