About Us

Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging pre-health experience programs for students who are applying to medical or nursing school. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and our U.S. office is located in San Francisco, CA. Students join us from all over the world to partake in this informative and interactive adventure. 

Our placements offer premed and prehealth students ages 16+ genuine insight into the work of doctors and nurses in Tanzania, Czech Republic and Thailand. Under the tutelage of experienced healthcare professionals in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, our students gain invaluable skills and firsthand knowledge of the medical world.

We aim to provide each student with a well-structured and enriching program. Each student is given a hospital placement according to his/her preferred concentration and interests. This placement will involve shadowing doctors and nurses in their professional environments and participating in relevant teaching sessions called Global Health Tutorials.

There is a comprehensive support service in each country. We have well-developed placement sites, professionally trained staff teams and carefully selected partner hospitals. Our staff members work closely with local medical professionals to ensure that each student has a safe and rewarding experience. 

Our students live together in communal accommodations, offering an engaging social atmosphere outside of work. Weekend excursions are arranged in each destination by the Gap Medics team to make experiences even more memorable. Start dates and durations are flexible and occur year-round.

Students at the rock in Iringa, Tanzania

Our story

Our story began in 2005, when Directors Dave Brown and Omar Mohamed founded our sister company, Work the World, to help final-year medical students gain work experience in Africa and Asia…Read More

Ethical policy

We believe we have a strong social obligation to support the communities in which we work. We are also committed to minimizing the negative environmental impact our operations have…Read More

As a Mom, I really appreciated the fact that they were met at the airport on their flight into Tanzania and that you were so responsive to questions I had via email. Jenna and Jesse made great friends with other students and were able to travel to Zanzibar with a group and go on a safari with another Gap Medics student. All in all, it was a great experience. Your staff should be commended for a job well done!

Denise Gaalswyk – Mother of a Gap Medics student from the USA who travelled to Tanzania – June 2010