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.
Hilary completed a pre-medical program at Morogoro Regional Hospital.
“Hi, my name is Hilary and I’m from Hong Kong. In June 2014, I travelled to Morogoro in Tanzania with Gap Medics.
The two weeks I spent overseas was the first time I had undertaken any pre-medical internship work experience. Unsure as to whether I could take up the life of a doctor or an occupation related to medicine and healthcare, I was—admittedly—nervous when I applied for the placement. However I’m please to say, it was amazing!
During my time in Morogoro, I learned so much about medicine, hospital procedures and the daily duties of physicians in the surgical and outpatient departments.
My mentor, Dr. Hilda Lyimo, taught me everything from how to clinically diagnose a patient to taking blood pressure the old-fashioned way. This struck me as very interesting as they don’t have the electronic sphygmometer that we use in the Hong Kong hospitals.
As well as a fantastic medical experience, I also made new friends with whom I still keep in touch with today.
All in all, my Gap Medics program was heaps of fun! I encourage anyone who isn’t sure about studying medicine to check it out!”