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MEDICAL GAP YEAR COURSES

purple square Get hands on medical experience during your gap year to improve your knowledge, broaden your ideas and improve your CV. Working with local doctors and medical professionals you will be providing valuable support to hospitals and medical centres in parts of the world with inadequate funding and stretched facilities. Projects available include nursing, midwifery, dentistry and more, in projects locations around the world.

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Medical Volunteer and Internships

Medical Volunteer and Internships

Gap Year Provider: TRU Experience Travel, Worldwide
Many hospitals are understaffed and require assistance with basic treatments and more complex procedures if you have the credentials necessary. You have the opportunity to help people back to health.An incredible opportunity to gain medical experience as an Intern or Volunteer abroad.

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Medical Work Experience

Medical Work Experience

Gap Year Provider: Oyster Worldwide, Tanzania, Romania, India
Our projects offering medical experience are an excellent way to boost your university application and to give you a great foundation towards your medical degree. Get practical experience with both medicine and healthcare and at the same time be helping those who really need it.



Work Experience & Internships Overseas

Work Experience & Internships Overseas

Placements available Worldwide
Get an outstanding point of difference entry on your CV or gain valuable work experience with a placement or internship overseas! With over 30 fields available - Travellers Worldwide has the choice & expertise to find you the right experience.



Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs from £120

Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs from £120

Africa, Asia, South & Latin America
IVHQ provides safe, responsible, and extremely affordable volunteering placements in developing countries all over the world. Each year we place thousands of volunteers on our programs abroad, making us one of the world's most trusted volunteer organizations.



Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Worldwide
Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.



Adventure Road Trip and Community Development

Adventure Road Trip and Community Development

SPECIAL OFFER!

Worldwide
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. You will visit some of the most beautiful landmarks in your chosen country, and also involved with some local communities along the way.




Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America

Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America

Worldwide
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. After this fun packed orientation you will be able to begin on your volunteer project, from Teaching, Conservation, Construction or Healthcare.



Trusted and Affordable Medical Volunteer Programs

Trusted and Affordable Medical Volunteer Programs

Africa, Asia, South & Latin America
Looking to gain invaluable experience for your medical career and assist communities in real need? International Volunteer HQ offers affordable volunteer programs for pre-medical and medical students in developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America



Medical Experience Abroad

Medical Experience Abroad

Worldwide
By volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project you will have the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by medical institutions across the developing world. You will have the chance to gain work experience whilst helping some of the poorest people in the world.



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More Medical Experience Gap Years


Medical Work Experience

Medical Work Experience

Tanzania, Romania, India
Our projects offering medical experience are an excellent way to boost your university application and to give you a great foundation towards your medical degree. Get practical experience with both medicine and healthcare and at the same time be helping those who really need it.





Medical Gap Year Experience

If you are planning on embarking on a medical career or you're looking to get further 'hands on' experience during your studies, then a Medical Gap Year could be a valuable and rewarding option to consider. Gone are the days of ploughing your way through year after year of studies, in fact prospective students are now encouraged to take part in volunteer medical programs by medical schools as a way of maturing and preparing themselves for their course. The Gap Year experience will also allow you travel the world, as well as potentially earning you some money!

Volunteering on a Medical Project could take you to many different countries, and you don't need to be an aspiring brain surgeon to sign up. Placements could include Nursing in Africa, Midwifery in Asia, Dentistry in South America or Physiotherapy in Australasia, the world is your oyster, and luckily there are a number of specialist gap year companies on hand to help you plan the experience no matter what your level of qualification or your desired medical profession.

Medical gap years are a good mix of learning and giving something back. You will be learning valuable new skills to take forward into your future studies and beyond, as well as providing huge benefits to the local community by giving vital aid to those that need it most. Many companies offer varying lengths of placements depending on your trip criteria, so whether you have a spare month or whole year, you can be sure to find a project to suit you.

Once you return from your project, be sure to update your CV and notify your desired Medical School or Healthcare employer. It's important they understand you spent your gap year in a medical environment and by providing them with examples of your hands on experience, you'll be giving yourself the best opportunity of securing that dream job or course placement.