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The GPSA Medical Fellows program is a post-undergraduate global health, gap-year program for those interested in health occupations like medicine, pharmacy or nursing. Fellows live and work in Guatemala or Belize. Eight, twelve, and thirteen-month positions are available starting at all times of the year.

Fellows work with public health organizations and at a health center, where they have the opportunity to learn and work alongside doctors, nurses and community health workers. Fellows get a first-hand understanding of public health in low-resource areas.

Fellows receive food and housing with a host family in a rural village in Guatemala or Belize. In addition, they develop their leadership skills, share their passion for healthcare and mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals by being a leader on our academic service learning programs for high school students.
Fellows are trained to undertake medical interventions that are directly related to the health issues found in their host communities. Plus, those who commit to a 12-month position or longer receive support to develop and implement health projects in their host communities.

To apply, send us a cover letter and your resume. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information or to apply, please email

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