We know the reasons you may want to go on a placement with us might be different from the next student. Whatever your motivation or area of interest — medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery — we have you covered. Find out how we have changed the lives of some of our past students.
Alysha completed a medical placement at Morogoro Regional Hospital.
“In January 2015 I travelled to Morogoro, Tanzania for a two-week medical work placement. I went because I wasn’t sure if medicine was right for me… and I’m happy to say that I now know it is!
My time at the hospital was incredibly eye opening as I saw lots of surgeries and medical procedures from only a couple of metres away! I also learned an immense amount about common operations, types of fractures and how to prepare for surgery.
All the doctors and nurses I shadowed were awesome! Dr. Alex was brilliant and really made sure that we got the most out of our time at the hospital. For example, while on ward rounds he described all the cases to me in great detail and made sure I learned as much as I could.
The hospital aside, everything else was fantastic. The safari was stunning and I got the chance to meet and make loads of new friends. It was really sad to say goodbye to them all.
I also found that the Gap Medics staff and hospital mentors were always happy to help us out and answer any of our questions
Back at the house, there were plenty of places to relax, read, and talk. I seriously loved the food (the curry being my favourite).
The whole two weeks were amazing and I will never forget my time in Tanzania. It was well worth it!”
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