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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.
Olivia completed a medical work experience placement at Iringa Regional Hospital.
“In my final year of high school I travelled to Iringa for a three-week medical placement.These three weeks were the best time of my life and from day one I was immersed in the most incredible experience imaginable!
From helping inject IV lines in the first hour to practicing suturing the next, I gained a vast amount of invaluable experience at the hospital I wouldn’t have been able to get at home. My mentors were well organised, knowledgeable and very friendly.
While on placement I learned a considerable amount about diseases such as tuberculosis and gangrene. I was also able to observe patients being treated in the emergency department, which was absolutely incredible.
Perhaps the most exciting thing was in the obstetrics and gynaecology ward where we observed natural births and C-sections!
When we weren’t at the hospital, there were plenty of fun things to do. Going on safari with my newfound friends and seeing almost every animal in the Lion King was nothing short of exhilarating. Our visit to the Maasai village and the local orphanage was eye opening and incredibly humbling.
Even the Gap Medics house, with its beautiful views of Iringa and its wonderful staff, are memories still fantastically clear in my mind.
If I ever had the opportunity to relive these moments, I would do so in a heartbeat. I definitely feel my placement helped prepare me for my future career and I cannot recommend it highly enough!”