Medical Experience for High School

January 18, 2021

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

Click here for 2021 shadowing opportunities

If you are trying to find medical experience for high school students, you should consider one of our hospital doctor shadowing or global health experience programs. 

It’s never too early to start building your experience portfolio. If you are interested in pursuing a career in health care, you can start finding doctor shadowing opportunities now.

We have designated sessions for high school students who are looking for pre-med experiences abroad. Students who are 16 years or older can get experience on the frontlines of international hospitals – something that few pre-med or pre-health students have on their resumes. 

Shadowing a doctor in high school

It can be challenging for students looking to shadow a doctor. Most people have to use their personal connections to the medical field to find an opportunity that works with their schedule and interests. 

However, if you don’t know a doctor or nurse who will allow you to shadow, you will have to start emailing and coldcalling local healthcare professionals to see if they will allow you on their service.

But the easiest way to find medical experience for high school students is to apply to a curated program

At Global Pre-Meds, we make it easy for students because all you have to do is apply, and you can be confident that you will be getting an amazing learning experience. We select all the medical doctors who serve as your mentors because we want you to have the best teachers. 

You will be able to observe a range of medical cases when you shadow a doctor with us. Your mentor will make sure that you are able to see the most interesting and relevant cases during your two-week program, even if that means allowing you to observe with a colleague.

One of the benefits of shadowing abroad is gaining unique international experiences that are sure to spark the interest of any admission officers. We want to help students stand out from the crowd of other applicants.

If you are trying to shadow a doctor as a high school student, you may find it difficult to do during the school year when you are busy with your academic work. We host programs several times a year, during school breaks, so that you can focus all your attention on the experience. 

We take care of all of your needs while you’re on the program. Our beautiful guesthouses give you that vacation-feel, which you will enjoy with your fellow students from across the world. Our in-house chef will prepare amazing dishes for you every day, and we will make sure you get to and from your placement. 

If you are looking for medical experience for high school students who want to pursue careers in healthcare, we hope you consider one of our programs. You can learn more about our hospital doctor shadowing and global health experience programs here