Medical Work Experience for High School Students

Gaining some hospital work experience as a high school student is an excellent way to help make an informed decision about whether a career in one of the clinical professions is for you.

It’s also never too early to begin building a portfolio to support your medical school application further down the line.

The Global Pre-Meds Program provides opportunities for 16, 17 and 18 year olds to experience 40 hours shadowing a doctor with mentoring tailored specifically to this age group. It is a residential program in the Dominican Republic with 24-hour professional supervision, combining the fun and adventure of a summer camp with serious hospital work experience.

Read more about shadowing a doctor on this program.

During mid-winter and spring breaks 2020 we are offering a part-funded one-week program specifically for high school students for just $1,640. Read more about Global Pre-Meds Lite.

Adeleen Rosner portrait

Global Pre-Meds allowed me to explore fields of medicine that I wouldn’t have been exposed to in a typical high-school environment. This program provides its students with the insight needed to direct their career path and understand what working in a hospital environment entails. I was able to build a new base of knowledge through discussing various operations with not only my mentor, but fellow students on the trip.

Adeleen Rosner, 16 , 10th grade student at Berkeley Carroll School New York, USA.

Discover the Global Pre-Meds Experience

Shadowing a Doctor

What to expect from your hospital shadowing experience, including details of our mentoring system, safety precautions and medical ethics.

Shadowing a Doctor

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