You can feel it deep within your bones - you need a break from your studies. In fact, you need a few months, or even an entire year off before your medical degree starts. How about going overseas to do meaningful work, meet new people, and take part in experiential learning? You can do this and so much more on one of our ethical gap year programs for pre-medical students.
Here are four things to do during your medical gap year.
Pay off those debts and save some pennies!
We’ve said it before in our Top 5 Things To Do In A Gap Year post and we’ll say it again: using your gap year to make some extra cash or working to pay off your debt/s is an excellent way to spend your gap year.
Washing cars, working at your local shop, or hosting a cake sale can all bring in the moola. Not only are you making money, but you’re gaining work experience and let’s be real: any work experience looks great on your CV. Here’s an idea: use the year of work to save towards a goal like a medical internship overseas.
Work experience will boost your employability and make you stand out when applying for a job in the medical field.
Tip: Need some fundraising inspo, check out this guide for a few nifty ideas.
Extra tip: Meet other volunteers and interns from each part of the globe
If you’d prefer to travel with others, you’re welcome to join one of our group trips that run over set dates. On our Team Trips you can expect to:
- Team up with people your age to work toward the same goal
- Get 24/7 support from our in-country staff.
- Receive a full and exciting itinerary of cultural and social events.
If you want to take part in project work that spans the entire year, consider joining our Global Gap program. You’ll work in places like Ghana, South Africa, Thailand, Peru and Nepal. Expect to work with the youth, ride the waves on our Surfing Project, or help preserve coral reefs in warm waters.
Make your gap year matter
Whatever you decide to do, make your medical gap year opportunity one to remember. Make it a year that encourages you to live better, meet new people, and boost your medical skills.
Are you still asking yourself: “what should I do in my gap year before medical school?” Get in touch with us for more information - we’re happy to answer your questions, or simply fuel your gap year ambitions!