GAP Medics

Introduction

Who we are

Gap Medics is the leading specialist dedicated to providing year-round hospital internships and work experience placements abroad to students aged 16 years and over.

Our programs in Europe, Africa, Asian and the Caribbean offer you the chance to gain unique insight into the work of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, midwives, dentists and allied health professions before you begin your clinical training. Not only will you receive beneficial experience to help with your university applications and interviews but you will also learn more about your future profession.

We provide placements in Croatia and Poland in Europe, Tanzania in East Africa, the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean (program is delivered in Spanish) and Thailand in Asia. Our hospital partnerships pair you up with an experienced mentor to give you a truly comprehensive insight into the day-to-day work of healthcare professionals. They also offers an exciting experience to explore a new country.

Our story

Our Head Office is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but we welcome thousands of students from all over the world every year. Our comprehensive support service is designed to make these opportunities as safe and secure as possible, calling on our experience from placing thousands of students, just like you, in healthcare settings around the world since 2005.

Professional staff teams with expert local knowledge run our overseas programs. All our staff are employed and trained directly by our highly experienced UK team. Unlike other organizations, we do not outsource our operations to third parties – even the person who meets you when you get off the plane is part of our team, wearing the distinctive black Gap Medics T-shirt!

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Courses

Pre-Medicine Internship

Campus Full time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment Croatia Poland Warsaw Krakow Dominican Republic Thailand Tanzania + 5 more

Our internships abroad let you shadow real-life doctors and gain first-hand clinical work experience. Along with global health tutorials, you’ll gain insight that will set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply to and interview for medical school. [+]

Our pre-medicine internship programs There’s no doubt about it: becoming a doctor is hard work. But if you’re ready for it, so are we! Our internships abroad let you shadow real-life doctors and gain first-hand clinical work experience. Along with global health tutorials, you’ll gain insight that will set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply to and interview for medical school. Shadowing doctors A Gap Medics program is all about shadowing – being alongside carefully selected physicians and other health professionals as they go about their day-to-day work in hospitals. It’s the ultimate way to discover first hand what being a doctor is really like. Your program is likely to include a variety of different shadowing settings, from watching surgical operations in theatre to ward rounds and outpatient clinics. If you’re looking for a general overview of life as a hospital doctor, we’ll place you in the departments we know will give you the best and most varied experience. We are also happy to take into consideration your specific interests, and we have opportunities in a huge range of departments including pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, oncology, neurology, physiotherapy and radiography. Program Features Hospital shadowing experience Shadow doctors Personal mentors Small student groups Global health tutorials Talking points for your interview Make the right choice! Your personal medical mentor We believe strong mentoring is crucial to helping you understand what you see and get the most out of your hospital work experience placement. You’ll be assigned to a specific mentor – usually a doctor – who will provide clear day-to-day supervision and guidance in each of your placement departments. We work very closely with our hospitals to make sure that every mentor is appropriately qualified, fully understands the aims of our program, and has a genuine desire to teach and inspire you. We also pay all mentors directly for each student they host, so they remain motivated and feel a real benefit from the program. Medicine Mentor: Dr. Omar Kasuwi Dr. Omar, a cardiology specialist and Director of the Sokoine Health Centre in Tanzania, has been mentoring Gap Medics students since May 2014. Your day with Dr. Omar begins at 8:30 with his morning report, a 15-minute briefing for all clinical staff to discuss overnight patient developments and the caseload for the day ahead. From there, you’ll join him in the consulting room for his morning outpatient clinic. Dr. Omar takes his role in developing the next generation of doctors seriously, and believes in students having as practical a role as possible without compromising safety. You’ll find yourself taking blood pressure and heart rates, measuring babies and learning to recognize specific conditions through a stethoscope. But this isn’t just for fun – Dr. Omar is well-known for his constant testing of students at every step to ensure the experience is sinking in. Your Placement Coordinator Your placement coordinator is the member of the local Gap Medics team who has a specific responsibility for your hospital placement. He or she will fully brief you on your first department at the Gap Medics house on Sunday night, show you to the hospital and personally introduce you to your first mentor on Monday morning. Placement Coordinator: Maryla Baginska Maryla grew up in the Polish city of Krakow, and has a fantastic knowledge of all things Warsaw having lived and worked there since graduating university in 2012. Maryla looks after students in three of our largest departments at MSW Central Hospital in Warsaw – pediatrics, general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology. Her close friendships with our mentors in these departments help keep everyone smiling even on the busiest days, and she’s always ready to help and is never more than a phone call away should you need anything. [-]

Pre-Midwifery Internship

Campus Full time 1 - 12  Open Enrollment Thailand Croatia City of London Poland Warsaw Krakow Dominican Republic Tanzania + 6 more

We offer structured pre-midwifery programs to give you the opportunity to shadow midwives throughout their daily routines and deliveries. Along with global health tutorials, our comprehensive internships will also give you a competitive edge when applying for future studies in the field. [+]

Our pre-midwifery internship programs Been dreaming of becoming a midwife since you were a baby? We’re here to deliver you into the arms of your future profession! We offer structured pre-midwifery programs to give you the opportunity to shadow midwives throughout their daily routines and deliveries. Along with global health tutorials, our comprehensive internships will also give you a competitive edge when applying for future studies in the field. Shadowing midwives Carefully selected and trained, our skilled midwifery mentors provide you with an unforgettable time. While on placement, you'll also experience a number of different hospital departments, giving you a well-rounded perspective on how diverse a career in midwifery can be. Program Features 23 shadowing hours per week Personal mentors Specialist departments Global health tutorials Small student groups Experiential learning Your personal midwifery mentor Your personal mentor is there to inspire you (and sometimes quiz you!) during your time at the hospital. Supportive, attentive, and enthusiastic, they will take you behind the scenes and teach you about clinical procedures, cases, and patient care. They will also answer all your questions! MIDWIFE MENTOR: Nurse Yaowarat Dustikul Nurse Yaowarat Dustiku works in the obstetrics ward at Buddhachinaraj Hospital in Phitsanulok, Thailand. In charge of the labor room for the last 15 years, Nurse Dustiku is a wealth of nursing and midwifery experience. With Nurse Dustiku as your mentor, you may see everything from natural births to C-sections. You will also get experience on how to undertake general—but very important—tasks such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment for injection control. And to round it off, during your placement you may even learn how to weigh, clean, and wrap babies. Nurse Dustiku loves to teach and mentor students, so don’t feel shy about asking as many questions as you’d like! Your Placement Coordinator Supportive, helpful, and approachable, your Placement Coordinator will be on hand to make sure your time at the hospital is enjoyable and memorable. They have excellent relationships with all our mentors and an impressive knack for knowing the answers to ALL your questions (usually before you ask them!). Placement coordinator: LUCK JOMPITAK Wilaluck (better known as Luck) is our friendly Placement Coordinator in Phitsanulok. As your pre-midwifery placement go-to person, Luck will assist you with anything and everything you need, from accompanying you to the hospital on your first day to helping you find the cafeteria! Luck likes you to be prepared, so she will brief you on what to expect at the hospital upon arriving in the country. To ease you into placement life, she’ll introduce you to your mentors, monitor your progress daily and answer any questions you may have. When she is not providing expert assistance, Luck is working closely with hospital mentors to ensure your placement progresses smoothly. [-]

Pre-Nursing Internship

Campus Full time 1 - 12  Open Enrollment Thailand Croatia Poland Warsaw Krakow Dominican Republic Tanzania + 5 more

Gaining meaningful experience is always a good thing, especially when it comes to a career in nursing. We offer structured pre-nursing programs that pair you with skilled nurses in dynamic hospital environments. Along with global health tutorials, our placements will also give you excellent experience to draw upon when taking the next step in your nursing career. [+]

Our pre-nursing internship programs Gaining meaningful experience is always a good thing, especially when it comes to a career in nursing. We offer structured pre-nursing programs that pair you with skilled nurses in dynamic hospital environments. Along with global health tutorials, our placements will also give you excellent experience to draw upon when taking the next step in your nursing career. Shadowing nurses To get you a front-row seat to the action, we select talented mentors from our partner hospitals that are committed to developing your clinical skills. During your time at the hospital, you will get the opportunity to work and learn about a variety of specialist departments, from outpatient to obstetrics and gynecology. Program Features 23 shadowing hours per week Personal mentors Specialist departments Global health tutorials Small student groups Experiential learning Your personal nursing mentor Your personal mentor is there to share their skills while offering you insight into hospital life. They will immediately involve you in all practical aspects of patient care as you observe procedures and learn about interesting cases and conditions. NURSING MENTOR: Nurse Sweet A key nursing mentor at the busy Iringa Regional Hospital, Nurse Sweet has her finger on the pulse! Professional and friendly, Nurse Sweet works in the pediatrics department and splits her time over three different wards. As your mentor, your day will typically start with the morning report (sometimes in Swahili but she'll translate), followed by an in-depth briefing on the patients you will be seeing that day. Due to Nurse Sweet’s extensive expertise in different areas of nursing, she is sometimes called away to deal with emergencies in other departments. If she is your mentor, ask to go with her - it can be very interesting to see the flexibility in her working style and diversity of her experience! Your Placement Coordinator Your dedicated and helpful Placement Coordinator will make sure you get from A to B during your time at the hospital. Highly organized and purely focused on your placement experience, they will work closely with mentors to ensure you finish each day with a smile on your face. Placement coordinator: CLARENCE MKALAZI A Morogoro native, Clarence knows the region’s hospitals like the back of his hand. As an experienced Placement Coordinator, he is fully equipped to provide you with all the support you need during your time at the hospital. In fact, he’ll even provide you with an in-depth briefing on what to expect before you’ve even stepped through the hospital doors! Once your pre-nursing placement has commenced, he will introduce you to your mentor, keep a close eye on your progress and provide hands-on support when needed. Clarence is a familiar face around our partner hospitals and will be there every day to assist you with any questions you may have. [-]

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South Shore Rd,
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