Special Project


Join us on a one-week shadowing placement and transform your university application!

In our week-long programme designed exclusively for year 11 and 12 students, get a breathtaking glimpse into your future career by observing real patients and professionals at work. Our partner hospitals in Poland welcome hundreds of Gap Medics students every year, allowing them to see the fascinating and magical goings-on of some of the busiest hospital departments in the country. What better way to wow an interview panel or add pizzazz to your personal statement!

Your programme

On our February Half Term programme, you will shadow a health professional working in your future career at one of our partner hospitals in Warsaw, Poland. We welcome thousands of health professionals every year, many of whom gain a brand new understanding of their chosen career. For some who are still deciding, this is what seals the deal.

You will be assigned a personal mentor to answer any questions you have, and while the doctors know you are not medically trained, you will be encouraged to observe as much as you possibly can, from surgery to childbirth. Attending our global health tutorials will also give you a great insight into the specific health issues experienced in your host country.

In addition, our recent partnership with a large maternity hospital also makes Poland one of our go-to destinations for aspiring nurses and midwives. This 227-bed facility is one of the busiest hospitals in Poland and has a number of labour rooms and specialist departments for students to explore.

Your adventure

Poland is a very affordable location for our UK students, and most can travel direct to Warsaw from their nearest airport.

Warsaw itself is a fantastic base to explore; lose yourself down some of the city’s old and winding streets, watch the world go by in a cafe or dive into a shopping centre for some retail therapy. Our Gap Medics staff in Poland will give you plenty of recommendations!

Our accommodation is far more than a place to rest your head – our gorgeous 50-bed house in suburban Warsaw is perfect for eating, relaxing and socialising as well as sleeping! You’re bound to feel at home as soon as you step in.

Interested in giving your application the edge it needs? Apply online today or call us to discuss your options!