An intern checks a woman’s blood pressure during an undergraduate medical volunteering opportunity abroad.

Our top 3 medical programmes for undergraduate students

Looking to give your medical studies a boost? Here’s how!

By Thom Brown | 06th February, 2019
Updated on 01st July, 2024

Dreaming of a career in medicine? It's time to turn your aspirations into action with a transformative Undergrad Medical Internship!

Our projects are your launchpad to success — offering a unique blend of clinical exposure, cultural immersion, and impactful volunteer service.

Keep reading for our Top 3, but first…

What are Undergrad Medical Internships?

Undergrad Medical Internships are a gateway to valuable practical experience and personal growth.

Our programmes are tailored for ambitious medical students, to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world practice. 

They are focused on developing soft skills, giving you the insight and experience to make your medical application shine!

Our Undergrad Medical Internships offer:

  • Practical experience: Over 40 hours of direct doctor observation, 15+ hours of volunteer service, plus workshops and lectures.
  • Meaningful impact: Contribute to underserved communities through medical outreach programmes, increasing access to essential healthcare where it's needed most.
  • Academic success: With structured programmes and professional guidance, you'll have more time to focus on your university exams.
  • Broader perspectives: Broaden your view of healthcare beyond the UK, engage in cultural activities, and foster lifelong friendships.

Already know you want to join a Undergrad Medical Internship but unsure where to go? Read on to discover our three best programmes for undergraduate medical students.

1) Undergrad Medical Internship in Peru

Known for the spectacular Andes Mountains and wondrous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Machu Picchu, Peru has long attracted intrepid explorers. But what if you could combine adventure with furthering your dream of becoming a doctor?

Our Undergrad Medical Internship in Peru offers a unique opportunity to observe doctors in some of Cusco’s busiest hospitals. Take this chance to learn from the best, immersed in an ancient Peruvian city, surrounded by stunning scenery.

Peru is home to a range of tropical diseases rarely found in the UK, including dengue, Zika, respiratory diseases, and malnutrition.

Working on practical medical cases like these will broaden your horizons beyond anything taught at university. Plus, you’ll learn to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, a sought-after skill back home in the UK.

Peru is a paradise for adventurers. That’s why British undergraduate students are flocking to Peru for immersive programmes!

Why not join them on an Undergrad Medical Internship in Peru?

Undergrad Medical Internship in Peru

2) Undergrad Medical Internship in Nepal

Ever dreamed of living in a colourful city bursting with spirituality, surrounded by the world’s most dramatic scenery? You may be thinking of Nepal!

Our Undergrad Medical Internship in Nepal takes you to Kathmandu, one of the world’s most exciting cities, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

At the same time, Nepal is home to world-class medical professionals that you’ll shadow on a daily basis. Observe how they operate with limited resources in overcrowded hospitals. If you can thrive here, then you’ll surely make it as a doctor in the UK.

You’ll experience a broader range of medical conditions in Nepal that are hard to find in British hospitals. Conditions like diarrheal disease, tuberculosis, and cyclosporiasis are more common there. Plus, you may encounter injuries caused by natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.

You’ll have to overcome a unique set of challenges, making you more resilient when it comes to applying for medical school.

Nepal is a bucket-list travel destination for so many people. Now’s your chance to combine a Himalayan adventure with unparalleled medical work experience.

Join our Undergrad Medical Internship in Nepal to take your medical understanding to new heights!

Undergrad Medical Internship in Nepal

3) Undergrad Medical Internship in Tanzania

If you want to escape your comfort zone and experience a culture that’s a world away from your own, then consider visiting Tanzania. This East African country is a hotbed of biodiversity, being home to lions, giraffes, and elephants!

At the same time, Tanzania needs help from medical students to support underserved communities. By joining an Undergrad Medical Internship in Tanzania, you’ll gain crucial medical exposure while helping those in need.

You’ll observe medical staff in a busy hospital in Arusha. There, you’ll learn how they manage with limited resources to get patients the care they need.

Beyond this, you’ll visit Maasai communities to complete medical outreaches. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture, learning lessons on community and simple living.

The Maasai often live in remote areas with limited access to healthcare. You’ll complete health checks, which could be for serious conditions like HIV or malaria.

And if you’re looking for adventure, our Undergrad Medical Internship in Tanzania includes a once-in-a-lifetime safari to the beautiful Tarangire National Park!

Undergrad Medical Internship in Tanzania

Take your medical career to the next level

Have any of these destinations sparked your interest? Don’t miss this opportunity to turbocharge your medical career, build soft skills, and forge friendships across the globe. 

Get in touch today to start your exciting journey!

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