Local doctors chat with Year 12 students getting medical work experience in Kenya.

Medical Work Experience for 15, 16, 17, and 18 Year Olds

ORGANISED VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROJECTS THAT PREPARE YOU FOR A MEDICAL DEGREE IN THE UK

We understand that getting work experience in clinical medicine as a student can be extremely difficult. We offer young people in Year 11, 12, and 13 a safe, guided experience into the world of medicine through our High School Special Projects.

Our medical work experience projects focus on experiential education, so you learn by doing. You can expect to:   

  • Shadow doctors and other medical professionals in busy hospitals and clinics
  • Attend medical workshops and seminars
  • Get first-hand insight into the healthcare challenges people face everyday
  • Participate in community healthcare outreaches that serve people in need
  • Learn essential medical skills like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels

You’ll be part of an ethical medical project that benefits local communities. Furthermore, you’ll actively demonstrate your commitment to healthcare and helping people, which will help your university application stand out from the crowd! You can also earn points for your UCAS application.

“As soon as I turned 16 I started looking for work experience that would help me with my application [for a medical degree]. Projects Abroad came up with an amazing choice of fantastic countries that ran a two week special programme for Medicine, perfect!” - Medicine High School Special in Tanzania by Elena L

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1-9 of 16 Projects

Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From £1,220

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From £1,645

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From £1,545

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From £1,820

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From £1,645

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
On the Projects Abroad Public Health Internship for teenagers in Tanzania, Projects Abroad staff and students run an outreach for locals.

From £1,695

Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Tanzania
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Get hands-on medical experience while helping to provide basic healthcare to remote communities

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad interns at a clinic during our Dentistry internship for teenagers in Sri Lanka

From £1,545

Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka for Teenagers
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Gain dentistry work experience in local hospitals and do health checks in local communities with a group your age

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A training workshop on our medical internship for high school students in the Philippines

From £1,645

Medical Internship for High School Students in the Philippines
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Work with teenagers your age on medical outreaches and learn directly from local doctors

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern meets with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Mongolia

From £1,545

Medical Internship in Mongolia for Teenagers
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Gain medical experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you! Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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At what age can you do work experience in a hospital?

Our opportunities for getting work experience in a hospital as a volunteer are open to people between the ages of 15-18 (Year 11, 12, and 13).

High School Specials are designed specifically for young people by our qualified staff, and all activities are age-appropriate and safe. In addition, we ask all students to follow our code of conduct for medical volunteering. This policy helps us ensure that our projects are ethical, and that we really help the local people we work with.

Interested in learning more about our High School Special Projects’ work? Read our blog that tells you all you need to know about medical work experience programmes for young students.

A child has his blood pressure checked by a Year 12 student doing a project to gain clinical and nursing work experience abroad.

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