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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Fantasia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Dalila
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My shadowing-a-doctor experience in Croatia was unforgettable! Someone could ask, why was my experience unique? Well, globalpremeds gave me a real insight into the life of both a vascular surgeon and a Transfusion med doctor; this experience broadened my horizons and enriched my knowledge of medicine, considering both the hard work carried on in a lab and the team-oriented work environment and challenges witnessed in the OR. Plus, this experience helped me build and strengthen my personal statement for UCAS!!!!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be proactive, enjoy every moment with an open mind
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Mekleet
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went to the Dominican Republic through Global Pre Meds, summer of 2019. Global Pre Meds was such a great experience. Through this program I got to see surgeries and deliveries close up! The mentors were so kind and informative, and the living situation was amazing. I got to meet so many new people and the staff were so kind! Also the food was delicious. If you want to pursue a career in any health related field I definitely recommend this program! You won’t get this kind of experience anywhere else.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I got to be in the room during surgeries and deliveries. It was such an amazing experience
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Minami
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Last summer I had the amazing opportunity to spend a full week in the Dominican Republic with this program.
During my stay I was able to make friends from all over the world while observing various surgeries up close and even learning some medical techniques (ie suturing on pig feet and learning to cast). The mentors at the hospital always explained the procedures to us and constantly checked on our well beings (Inside the hospital was humid and hot so they would make sure we have water or that weren't not feeling ill from watching all the surgeries)
Aside from the medical aspect of the program, the staff makes sure that the students can still enjoy the beaches of the DR and provides various excursions for us to participate in. My favorite was the horse riding excursion where we were able to swim in an underground cave at the end! There is also a cruise at the beginning where we can go swimming in the ocean with the fish!
All the Global Pre med staffers were kind, welcoming and extremely helpful throughout the whole process
you just gotta experience it for yourself to know how life changing this program is :)

ALSO THE FOOD IS GOOD SO DONT WORRY :) and theres a local grocery store called JUMBO that you can go to to buy snacks and other goodies.

What was your funniest moment?
(I am going to change funny to favorite in the question)
Honestly my favorite favorite memory from my trip is the small moments I've exchanged with the other students and staff. Everyone here is so friendly that it felt like we were one big family by the end.
I remember on my second night my roommates and I were exchanging different phases like rubbish vs garbage and laughing our butts off in our room.
By the end of the trip everyone got so close with each other that we were crying during our departures :(
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Vasiliki
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This programme changed my whole view on medicine. From a very young age I knew it was a probable career path for me, but this trip is the one that made me 100% sure of my decision to go into university for medicine. I got to view a different health care system from my country's and I saw the many differences , but also similarities with which doctors tackles patient issues with the little resources available to them. If that wasn't enough, every afternoon, whether you chose to stay at the house or go out to the programmed excursion of the day was an absolute blast. I would definitely do it all over again if I had the chance.

What was your funniest moment?
After the two weeks during which everyone had an impeccable time, it was our last night together with the friends I had made for life. We were now a small family, all of us, and everyone was crying and hugging each other. Then, we decided that this was not helping anyone and we were just wasting our last moments together. We had a pack of some single-use gloves that we had forgotten to donate to the public hospital, so someone had the idea to blow into them, make them into balloons and write our thank you's for the staff. We left them in the kitchen and everyone was so happy in the morning.

Programs

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Global Pre-Meds
Global Pre-Meds | High School Doctor Shadowing Program
Dominican Republic
10 •13 reviews

The Global Pre-Meds High School Program is a two-week residential...

Global Pre-Meds
Global Pre-Meds | University Doctor Shadowing Program
Dominican Republic
10 •6 reviews

The Global Pre-Meds University Program is a two-week residential...