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Medical Fellows: Pre-Health Gap-Year Program

The Medical Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to work alongside physicians, nurses and community health workers while experiencing the challenges and opportunities present in global settings.The program is meant for college graduates (of any major) interested in volunteering abroad in underserved healthcare settings. Fellows live and work in either Thailand, West Virginia, Belize orGuatemala. They will also travel occasionally to other sites. The program starts in the summer and lasts 12 months or longer.

Quote from Medical Fellow Christina 2017 – 2018
“It was an amazing feeling to integrate into a community and gain the trust of patients. The medical fellow position truly has a lot to offer.”

Quote from Medical Fellow Kirsten 2017-2018
“It was fascinating to be part of a program that puts so much effort on community projects and education in order to improve public health.”

As part of the medical fellows program, you will be placed at a health center where you will have the opportunity to learn and work alongside doctors, nurses and community health workers. You will live with a host family in a rural village which will give you a full immersion experience into the local culture and language. You will develop your leadership skills as you mentor the next generation of health professionals during our academic service learning programs for high school students.You will be trained to deliver medical care that is directly related to the health issues found in the targeted communities.

For more information or to apply email internships@gpsa.org.

To apply, simply send your cover letter and  resume.  Applications are accepted year round at internships@gpsa.org