We have one of the most popular pre-medical shadowing programs judging by the learning experience and satisfaction of our past participants. Whether looking to join medical school in the US, the UK or any other country, our program will be invaluable preparation for you and should be distinguishing in the personal statement section of your AMCAS or UCAS application, or whichever application process in your respective country. The AAMC suggests that for admission to US medical schools, “applicants should consider volunteering at a local hospital or clinic to gain practical experience in the health professions” – this suggestion is obviously applicable to all applicants to all medical schools and we believe our premed program is tremendously useful to this end.
Our premed shadowing program gives a real life exposure of what it means to be a doctor, which is critically important for someone contemplating a medical career. We include weekly global health discussion forums moderated by local healthcare staff whom you will be shadowing in your placement hospital.
The premed program is suited to aspiring medical students. Our premed shadowing program provides real life exposure in the healthcare industry by shadowing doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in a busy clinical setting.
Our pre-medical program offers the following:
In terms of exposure, we try to give premeds shadowing opportunities to as many clinical fields as possible:
You will be taken for ward rotations in a manner that helps you attain real life exposure and integrating theoretical knowledge. You will observe the supervising doctors and consultants to enable you draw an understanding of diverse aspects relating to care of patients such as relevant history taking in various body systems, physical examination, relevant laboratory investigations and their interpretation, arriving at pertinent diagnosis and appropriate treatment measures.
One of Elective Africa’s key differentiators is that we have developed relationships not just with the healthcare institutions we place you in, but also with the professionals that we will assign you to. This is a huge differentiator between our placements and other placements. Our professional mentors are people who we know and we have evaluated and are comfortable with the quality of their mentorship based of feedback from past participants. We also have turotial sessions which are not only attended by the premeds, we have our medical students whom you can learn from also about life in medical school.
The first step in the process to get into our premed shadowing program is to submit an application at http://www.electiveafrica.com/apply. There is no cost or commitment to submitting an application.
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