Shadow doctors, observe live surgeries, and participate in community health services with other like-minded students seeking a career as a physician.
Health care practitioners of all stripes are in short supply throughout the world, not just in the U.S. Plus, the process of obtaining required education is time-consuming, competitive, academically challenging, and expensive. As such, we give high school students a look at what awaits them so they may be better prepared and sure of the direction they wish to go. We also give college students a similar clinical experience to motivate them further in the pursuit of the goals they have already set in motion.
Many of our former students have raved about how their travel experience helped them get into college or graduate programs and medical schools. Of course, we have no sway over admissions departments, but we know what admissions committees look for, and we help give students the experiences they will need for the next step of their medical school journey – and that will last a lifetime.
Additionally, many schools in the U.S. require students to perform a certain number of community service hours before graduating. We approve up to 20 service hours for completion of our program – though many students spend many more than 20 hours in the field during their clinical travel experience.
In addition to enjoying a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside some of the world’s best doctors, you will simultaneously be giving yourself a leg-up on many of the medical school application requirements needed for acceptance. The extracurriculars you will participate in will provide content for a strong personal statement, as well as key talking points for your medical school interviews. Plus, the trip will help you prove to yourself that a future in medicine is what you desire. On or trips, students will:
Gain insight into various specialties and departments as you shadow doctors in hospital and community clinic settings.
Observe Live Surgery
Watch surgery being performed while standing in operating rooms or observation rooms as you see surgeons and their team do their work.
Participate in Community Health
Community Health is very important to the overall well-being of populations. Observe doctors in community health clinics as they educate patients on ways to get healthy and keep healthy.
Group sizes are limited to allow for an intimate experiential environment for all participants.
The Ultimate Med Immersion is a general and immersive medical experience that gives students an overview of how medicine is practiced in various departments. Governmental hospitals in developing nations do not often have specialty departments often found in major U.S. hospitals. And not all governmental hospitals have the same departments even amongst themselves. What makes these trips unique is that students get experience on how medicine in general is practiced, and also experience the extraordinary care doctors give patients under difficult conditions.
High School Students
We accept high school students who will have completed 9th grade through graduating by the travel date. Students should have a strong interest in going into the medical field, whether as a doctor, nurse, researcher, or any other health care practitioner field. We do require students to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale).
We accept undergraduate college students who have completed at least one semester as a full-time student. Students should have a strong interest in going into the medical field, whether as a doctor, nurse, researcher, or any other health care practitioner field. We do require students to have a GPA of 3.2 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) that may be cumulative or current.
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