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, midwifery or dentistry — we have you covered. Find out how we have changed the lives of some of our past students with these reviews.
Chloe completed a nursing placement at one of our busy partner hospitals in Pula.
Gap Medics is the best thing I have ever done! I didn’t know what to expect when I first booked onto the programme and was so nervous to go, as I had never travelled alone. But I’m so glad I did it, as I got to shadow the most friendly nurses and learnt so much, by seeing very interesting operations and procedures. When I got there the staff made me feel so welcome and they are all so lovely and chatty. One of my placements was ENT, I had Nurse Iva as a mentor, she was so lovely and helpful. Not only did she show me the nursing side of practice but she encouraged me to watch procedures such as skin cancer removals, tracheostomy’s and so much more, which were performed by doctors.
My other department was Internal Medicine, where cancer patients were being treated with chemotherapy. My mentor was Boris, one of the nurses in the department. He not only showed me the part of Internal Medicine he worked in, but I also got to see every other section in Internal Medicine, as he made time to show me these. Both nurses answered all my questions and gave me the opportunity to see things that I would struggle to see in the UK. I not only met people from all round the world, but have met AMAZING friends for life. As well as placement, you get so much time to socialise and explore Croatia. I’m so glad I did Gap Medics as it has confirmed what I want to do. I would 100% recommend it to people who want to go into a medical profession!
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