Global Pre-Meds

Global Pre-Meds

About

Global Pre-Meds offers international programs for pre-medical and pre-health students to gain experience of the hospital front line and develop their understanding of global healthcare under the personal mentorship of medical doctors.

The one- and two-week programs are designed to challenge and inspire future health professionals during their high school or university education, and help them to stand out as they embark on their career journeys. Participants live together in one of Global Pre-Meds' own guesthouses and join in a host of social, educational and community service activities.

Reviews

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Precious
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Global Pre Meds Review

Hi all! I recently attended the Global Pre Meds program on July 18-31. I loved loved loved the program. I met amazing people, ate great food, stayed in a beautiful villa, got to do what I loved, and the experience overall changed me as a person. I was barely on my phone and I lived in the moment. The staff was wonderful and held a lot of activities to keep everyone involved like salsa dancing lessons, BBQ's, movie nights, karaoke nights, yoga, etc. Before I actually went to the program I thought that it was way overpriced but to me, it was worth the money. I would do it all again if I could. The only con is that the COVID-19 protocol seemed rushed, a few of my program mates tested positive and felt neglected, and alone. In terms of COVID-19, I personally felt safe (wearing masks, rapid testing available, etc) but be prepared to come out of pocket and venture kind of on your own if you do contract COVID-19, hopefully the plan for that is better now!
PSIf you share the video anywhere, I did not make it! All credit goes to Maya Weid. She attended the July 18-31 2021 session with me.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers is to be yourself & branch out!
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Lily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience!

Global Premeds was one of the most amazing experiences of my whole life. The mentors were so dedicated and knowledgeable and everybody working at the house was so kind. I learned so much and made so many new friends! I would recommend doing this program even if you are not interested in medicine because it is so eye opening! If you are interested in medicine, this program will definitely cement that interest and give you tons of real life experience that will be very helpful in the future at school.

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Melanie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Global Pre-Meds Experience

Thanks to Global Pre-Meds I was able to shadow physicians in the Emergency Medicine department at Hospital Doctor Arístides Fiallo Cabral in the Dominican Republic. It was an extremely eye-opening couple of days. We were confronted with an array of cases ranging from something as simple as a bruised leg to something as complicated as Pulmonary Edema! There is always something happening in the ER! Discussions were held about the pathway to becoming a doctor in DR, how their healthcare system differs from the US, common diseases in the area and numerous other topics. Besides this, the program did a phenomenal job at giving us students a well-deserved break. Many times as Pre-Meds we halt ourselves from taking a moment to relax given how fast paced our daily routines are. Global Pre-Meds provided medical exposure as well as moments to sit by the pool or go for a swim at the beach! One of my favorite parts was connecting with Pre-Meds from all over the world and seeing where each of them are on their journey. I met students about to begin college, in undergrad, in a gap year and about to start medical school! Someone even received their MCAT score during the trip (yes she killed it and we all screamed)! I will never forget this experience!

What would you improve about this program?
I would allow students to view more specialties at the hospital throughout the two weeks in the program.
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Michael
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Global Pre-Meds

The time in the hospital and at the Global Pre-med house is a time you will never forget! The staff and other students who were shadowing are amazing. When I first got to the Global Pre-Med house I was nervous about making friends and enjoying the experience, but by the time I left I did not want to go back home! The connections you build with the people there will last forever. I would recommend this promgram for anybody who wants insight on healthcare overseas and wants a eye opening experience on life in another country.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Drink a lot of water because it is very very hot!!
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Fantasia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Dominican Republic Shadowing!

My trip to the Dominican Republic to shadow within the hospital and clinic was phenomenal. From the time I was inquiring to the time I went to book my trip I had full support. And it did not stop there! I was met at the airport by a friendly face and other young adults coming to shadow as well. I felt completely safe the entire time and well informed about the area. I absolutely adored being able to connect with the foster children in the compound next to ours as well after rounds at the hospital

What was your funniest moment?
Seeing doctors sing during surgery to ease tension

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