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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, midwifery or dentistry — we have you covered. Find out how we have changed the lives of some of our past students with these reviews.
Blessings completed a medical placement at one our busy partner hospitals in Morogoro.
“I travelled with Gap Medics to Morogoro, Tanzania in the summer of 2014 and completed a two-week placement in obstetrics, gynaecology and internal medicine. To begin with, I’d like to say that my Gap Medics placement gave me the perfect opportunity to make friends with people who had similar interests to me. I really enjoyed exploring Morogoro with a group of fun, like-minded individuals!
The Gap Medics staff made the experience even more worthwhile – it practically felt like home away from home! Going away with all my new friends on the safari weekend and spotting a variety of animals was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!
As well as connecting with new people, I gained extensive hospital experience. Before leaving the UK, I had completed some work experience at a local hospital but nothing compared to the wonderful time I had at the Morogoro Regional Hospital. The doctors I shadowed were incredibly cheerful and explained medical procedures to me in great depth and answered all my questions.
I believe my placement made me a stronger person emotionally. If you aren’t sure if medicine is what you really want to do, this placement is a real eye-opener! Having gained this important medical experience, I was able to make an impressive university application too. My only regret was not staying longer than two weeks! I am definitely considering travelling again with Gap Medics in the near future!”