About us

Every year, thousands of students from the UK, USA, Australia and many other parts of the world undertake Gap Medics placements.

This once in a lifetime opportunity helps them to better understand their chosen career path, develop as people, and strengthen their university applications.

Dave Brown, Director

Who we are

Gap Medics is a specialist company dedicated to providing year-round hospital work experience for medicine, midwifery, nursing and dentistry abroad to students 16 years and over.

Our programmes in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean offer you the opportunity to gain insight into the work of doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists before you begin your clinical training. Not only will you receive beneficial experience to help with your university applications and interviews but you will also learn more about your future profession.

Our story

Our Head Office is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but we welcome students from all over the world. Our comprehensive support service is designed to make these opportunities as safe and secure as possible, calling on our experience from placing thousands of students, just like you, in healthcare settings around the world since 2005.

Professional staff teams with expert local knowledge run our overseas programmes. All our staff are employed and trained directly by our highly experienced UK team. Unlike other organisations, we do not outsource our operations to third parties – even the person who meets you when you get off the plane is part of our team, wearing the distinctive black Gap Medics T-shirt!


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