We know the reasons you may want to go on a shadowing internship program with us might be different from the next student. Whatever your motivation or area of interest — medicine, nursing, dentistry, midwifery or physician assistant (PA) studies—we have you covered. Find out how we have changed the lives of some of our past students.
Jamieson completed a pre-medical program at Iringa Regional Hospital.
“At the beginning of my senior year, the stress of college applications and SAT scores were on the rise. I couldn’t wrap my head around jumping into another competitive environment for the next four years.
I knew I wanted to take a gap year, travel and completely find myself. Gap Medics was the program that enabled me to do just that.
This placement will change your life. I know that this phrase is commonly used, but trust me – Gap Medics stands out, and here’s why.
In the two short months I was in Iringa, I saw 13 babies naturally delivered (three sets of twins), witnessed an ectopic pregnancy and 10 C-sections, observed three autopsies and I was even able to give a presentation to the hospital staff on the importance of hand sanitizer.
Outside the hospital, a group of us would regularly visit the local orphanage to play with the kids and teach them English. When they saw our van pull up to the gates, they all came running full speed with bright smiles on their faces.
Gap Medics goes far beyond a medical program. What you experience emotionally and professionally will stick with you forever. Now, being a sophomore nursing student at Vanderbilt University, I look back on my time in Tanzania and believe it defined exactly what I wanted to do in my life. Now, I’m doing it thanks to Gap Medics.”