Gap Medics is a proud partner of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). As the oldest and largest US organization of its kind, AMSA provides services and benefits to pre-medical students all over the country.

Gap Medics Service and Leadership Scholarship

Three times a year we invite one exemplary member of AMSA to join us on a two-week pre-medical shadowing program abroad in the Dominican Republic or Africa for free. These scholarships are based upon merit and creativity and take aspiring doctors behind the scenes of their future careers. The scholarships are open to all pre-medical AMSA members.

What’s included

The scholarship covers the registration fee and cost of a two-week premedical placement in either the Dominican Republic or Africa – a value of over $2400.

Register for a program

To become eligible for the scholarship, you will need to register for a two-week program in the Dominican Republic or Africa. As with our regular programs, you will be required to follow our pricing schedule. If you are offered a scholarship, you will have the registration fee and any money paid toward the program cost refunded in full. However, you will need to be prepared to fund your program independently.

Send us your details

The next step is emailing us your:

  • Full name
  • AMSA number
  • Current university name and major
  • Contact phone number and email address
  • Confirmation that your have read our terms and conditions (below).

Once reviewed, you will receive an email with instructions on where to send your video or essay submission.

Send through your submission

It’s time to get creative! All you need to do is submit a 2-5 minute YouTube video OR a 500-750 word essay demonstrating how you support your local community and why you want to learn more about doctors abroad supporting theirs.

Your submission should also address the following questions:

  • Who are you?
  • Where and what do you study?
  • What are your aspirations in regards to medicine?
  • How are you involved in your community?
  • Why do you want to join Gap Medics and shadow doctors abroad?
  • How will shadowing doctors abroad help you make an impact in your future career?

Your video or essay will need to be submitted by December 15 2016 at 11:59 pm PST. The winner of the scholarship will be informed by phone or email on December 30 2016 and announced via social media in due course.

Things to remember

Gap Medics programs are not service opportunities themselves, but shadowing placements that offer pre-health students the opportunity to gain understanding of global health, health professions, and clinical environments abroad.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

In order to apply for the Gap Medics Service and Leadership Scholarship you will need to read our terms and conditions.

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