Summer 2015 Hospital Work Experience

March 17, 2015

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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The summer is always a popular time for students to travel on a Gap Medics hospital work experience placement and summer 2015 is the busiest yet!

There’s over 1,000 students aged 16+ going on a Gap Medics program this June, July & August representing over 700 UK schools, colleges and universities. We have 6 houses spread over 4 destinations in Thailand, Croatia, Poland and Tanzania and it’s not too late to join a programme this summer to gain some unforgettable hospital work experience with us during your summer holidays.

Whether you’re interested in medicine, midwifery, nursing or dentistry, we can offer you a tailor-made experience. We’ll assign you to relevant departments, depending on your interests, and match you to a mentor who will guide you through your time in the hospital, explaining each case to you in detail. Popular departments include: paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery and internal medicine. We also offer opportunities in smaller, more specialist departments. 

“Easily the best experience of my life. I’ll treasure the memories and experiences I gained forever.”

Olivia Hamblin, 18, on her recent Gap Medics hospital placement.

Students in their Gap Medics scrubsYou’ll spend at least 23 hours a week in the hospital, and may have opportunities to return for scheduled operations or night shifts.

When you’re not on the wards or in surgery, you’ll have the chance to explore your new surroundings with your fellow housemates and Gap Medics staff – join a weekend sailing adventure, go on a breath-taking safari, volunteer in the local orphanage or simply chill out at the Gap Medics house.





Applying for a place is as easy as following these 5 simple steps:

1)    Decide if you’d like to shadow a doctor, nurse, midwife or dentist

2)    Select which country you’d like to travel to from either Tanzania, Thailand, Poland or Croatia

3)    Choose any weekend to start the placement – we have students on placement all year round!

4)    Choose how long you’d like to go on placement for with 1-4 weeks being the most popular

5)    Visit our application form to submit your details and pay the £290 Registration fee to secure your space.

Places are extremely limited for the summer and are fast approaching maximum occupancy but it’s not too late for you to gain the most incredible hospital experience so make sure you don’t miss out! Speak to one of our friendly student placement advisors today on 0191 603 1111, email or submit your application online.