For some families, the decision of a son or daughter to study medicine is hardly a surprise, for there is a family tradition of working in medicine. For other families it can come as a big surprise – and a worry about whether the student really will find this field of work to be as they imagine it.
In both cases it is important for students to understand exactly what working as a doctor is all about.
Of course the student who comes from a family of doctors may feel that he/she knows what’s what in medicine, but it is often the case that one family’s perception of being a doctor does not incorporate every aspect of medicine as a way of life.
And for those who have no family connection with medicine the whole issue can be simultaneously bemusing, confusing and worrying.
Which is why we offer students the opportunity to see what the world of medicine is really like. Through our facilities would-be medical students travel to Africa, India, The Caribbean or Thailand to shadow experienced doctors and healthcare professionals.
Not only does this experience help students to make the right decision about their future career, it is also a useful addition for their UCAS forms.
Recognised by the majority of British medical schools, our hospital work experience is ideal for those students who are interested in medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery.
In terms of the practicalities students are met at the airport by one of our specialist staff team members and are looked after by an extensive staff team throughout their stay.
If you have any students who are interested in a career in medicine, there are several ways of giving them the relevant information.
First, you can of course pass on this email.
Alternatively you might direct the student to our website at www.gapmedics.co.uk to find out a lot of detailed information regarding the placements.
Third you can click here to print out some information to pass to your prospective healthcare students.
Finally they can call us on 0191 269 6818 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send a brochure in the post.
Business Development Director
Gap Medics – Launching medical careers
38 Collingwood Street
Newcastle upon Tyne