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.
Maddie completed a nursing placement at one our busy partner hospitals in Pula, Croatia.
Before Gap Medics, I was set on becoming a teacher until I had gone to a few university open days and realised that I needed something more involved and something that showed benefits to others constantly. After deciding to apply for nursing at a university here in Australia, I then came across the Gap Medics site and decided it would be the perfect opportunity to have a taste for this career and to decide if it was really for me. From the moment I applied everyone in the Gap Medics team/house was so incredibly warm and welcoming and helped me with absolutely anything and everything I needed help with. Through sharing the house with a bunch of people with the same passion to be in these kinds of careers I made some incredible, life long friendships. I’m even going all the way to Canada to visit one of them soon! My mentors, Nurse Nada and Nurse Iva were the most incredible woman I could have been placed with and answered all of my questions and showed me not only all the exciting brain surgeries and ENT procedures, but also the daily rounds and observations that nurses do throughout the day which made the whole experience more real. I have kept in touch with Iva since returning home and I can’t wait to be able to visit her again when I’m all qualified. Pula, Croatia was the best place I could have picked to travel, as coming from already being in Europe travelling for two months prior, I knew that I would be able to be discovering yet another city all whilst working and volunteering while I was there! After taking part in the two week placement in Croatia, I had decided that nursing is 100% the best career for me to be aiming for as it fits my personality and passions perfectly and everyone within the Gap Medics team made it possible! Cannot recommend this program enough and if you’re on the fence about, just do it! You won’t regret a minute of it.
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