Internship for pre-students

Pre-Medicine

Are you considering a medical career?

Participate in a 4-12 week medical internship and boost your career by shadowing doctors at a hospital abroad. Gain certainty of your choice of study, unique medical insight and an opportunity to combine career development with good experiences and new friends for life.

How does the pre-medicine program work?

On the program, you shadow a trusted doctor from one of our partner hospitals that will serve as your mentor in the daily work at the department. Together with your mentor you will go on ward rounds, observe procedures and experience the daily life in the hospital. At the different patients, your mentor will be sharing his experience, explain in detail the patient’s condition and answer questions about procedures and treatment of the patient. Your mentor will give you a clear insight into the daily work and help you break down any barriers you may have. Your mentor is well aware that this is your first time in a hospital setting so there are no wrong questions.

Further, you and your fellow Try Medics students will participate in lessons, held by the hospital staff to improve your knowledge of relevant diseases in the various departments. In this way you will get a good theoretical basis for what you experience on the wards.

What can you expect to experience in the hospital?

Depending on department preferences you will get to experience the treatment of tropical diseases such as Malaria & Tuberculosis, observe births, operations and more. The internship will give you an invaluable insight into what is required in a medical career and help you develop a better understanding of global health care.

Which departments?

In order to provide a broader a knowledge of a physician’s work, we give you the option to select a new department every week you are on the program. You have the option of choosing your preferred department when you sign up and then we will attempt to meet your preferences the best we can. You will be at a department with at least one fellow student so you can share the experience together. We see a strong bond and new friendships for life among students as you all go on the program with a common interest in the medical field.

How much can you expect to be at the hospital?

A typical internship day runs from about 7:30 to 12:00 and continues once weekly into the afternoon with theoretical lessons. You may find that internship days vary slightly depending on which department you are placed. Eg. if you are on the surgical ward, there may be planned surgery in the afternoon, which you must observe.

With the schedule, it is possible to explore the destination in your spare time. The internship runs from Monday to Friday. In the free time there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of the destination’s many possibilities. Many activities are included in your stay as swimming with wild dolphins on Zanzibar or experiencing the savannah in Uganda.

Personal and career benefits

Are you interested in studying medicine, this program is a great starting point and a boost to your career. You will gain unique medical insight, career benefits on your CV and an unforgettable experience in a busy hospital.

Maybe your grade point average does not allow you the direct route to medical school admission. The internship improves your options by giving you the unique experience that strengthens your personal statement as well as give you supporting statements from the participating hospital mentors, which can be included in an application.

Who will take care of you?

We have established a safe and relaxed family environment on each destination to enhance your exploration and learning experience. Our dedicated program manager will be on top of your placement ensuring you get properly introduced to the hospital and the mentors involved. The program manager will constantly follow up on your progress and be there during the whole of your stay. The manager is also helpful with good advices on fun local activities you and your fellow students can go on. You will be staying in the Try Medics house with the rest of your Try Medics group. In addition to the program manager there will be chefs, housekeepers, drivers and security guards at the house to ensure that your focus only needs to be on your medical internship.

Read what our students say here

Student & mentor reflections in Uganda

Upcoming departure dates

Zanzibar

2017


30th July (maximum 4 weeks placement)

 2018

7th January (Sold out)
4th February (Sold out)
4th March (Sold out)
1st April (Maximum 4 weeks)
3rd June
1st July

29th July
26th August
23rd September
21st October
18th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

Uganda

2017


27th August
24th September
22nd October
19th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

2018

7th January
4th February
4th March
1st April (Maximum 4 weeks)
3rd June
1st July

29th July
26th August
23rd September
21st October
18th November (Maximum 4 weeks)

Do you want to know more?

Read about the destinations and which activities are included around the hospital placement.

Sounds like something for you? 

Sign up now and look forward to a placement filled with personal development, countless experiences and new friendships for life.