About Us

In 2015, more than 3,000 students from the UK, USA, Australia and many other parts of the world will undertake Gap Medics programs.

They will have a once in a lifetime opportunity that will help them better understand their chosen career path, develop them as people, and be an invaluable asset on their university applications.

Dave Brown, Director

Who we are

Gap Medics is a specialist company dedicated to providing year-round hospital work experience placements abroad to students 16 years and over.

Our programs in Tanzania, Croatia, Poland and Thailand offer you the opportunity to gain insight into the work of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, midwives and dentists 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.

Around half of the placements we provide are in Tanzania, East Africa, as it offers an ideal environment for you to gain a truly comprehensive insight into the day-to-day work of healthcare professionals. It also offers a positivity exciting experience of exploring a new country.


Our story

Our Head Office is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but we welcome students from all over the world. 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!


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