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    Is 16 too young to do Gap Medics?
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    I don't think it is. If you you want to do it and feel like you will get a lot of good experience out of it then do it
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    (Original post by stephielola)
    Is 16 too young to do Gap Medics?
    When I did my 2 weeks most people were 17 but I'd say about 1/5 were 16
    But the age didn't make much difference to be honest... one guy had turned 16 5 days before his placement or something!
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    When I did my 2 weeks most people were 17 but I'd say about 1/5 were 16
    But the age didn't make much difference to be honest... one guy had turned 16 5 days before his placement or something!
    Where did you do your placement?
    Is gap medics like a charity? Or do you have to pay for the placement?


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    (Original post by Athos)
    Where did you do your placement?
    Is gap medics like a charity? Or do you have to pay for the placement?


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    I've only recently found out about it - you have to pay. I'm not sure whether it is worth it for experience I'll get through volunteering prior to my uni application anyway. Or does Gap Medics offer something more valuable or highly regarded in an interviewer's eyes?
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    (Original post by Athos)
    Where did you do your placement?
    Is gap medics like a charity? Or do you have to pay for the placement?


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    I did it in Warsaw, Poland
    It's a company, so you have to pay. It includes accommodation, food on most days transport to and from placement etc. It also supports the hospitals you do the placement at
    It's not a cheap thing to do and I would only say to go for it if money isn't too much of an issue. However, for me it was worth every single penny purely just being able to meet some great people. The staff at Warsaw are also extremely welcoming

    (Original post by emperorzurg)
    I've only recently found out about it - you have to pay. I'm not sure whether it is worth it for experience I'll get through volunteering prior to my uni application anyway. Or does Gap Medics offer something more valuable or highly regarded in an interviewer's eyes?
    The experience you would get observing surgery is much different to just volunteering. However, you may be able to organise this in the UK for free, but it is quite hard. But, they wouldn't really discriminate against people who were able to do gap medics in comparison to those who didn't. However, I personally feel I got a lot out of seeing the stuff I saw, which I will be able to discuss at potential interviews!
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    I did it in Warsaw, Poland
    It's a company, so you have to pay. It includes accommodation, food on most days transport to and from placement etc. It also supports the hospitals you do the placement at
    It's not a cheap thing to do and I would only say to go for it if money isn't too much of an issue. However, for me it was worth every single penny purely just being able to meet some great people. The staff at Warsaw are also extremely welcoming



    The experience you would get observing surgery is much different to just volunteering. However, you may be able to organise this in the UK for free, but it is quite hard. But, they wouldn't really discriminate against people who were able to do gap medics in comparison to those who didn't. However, I personally feel I got a lot out of seeing the stuff I saw, which I will be able to discuss at potential interviews!
    Can I ask how much it costed you?


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    (Original post by Athos)
    Can I ask how much it costed you?


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    like 2k or something, including spending money... I did 2 weeks which seemed the most popular option.. one or two people spent 3 weeks and a few more were there for just one week.

    There are a couple of things you'll need to get, such as scrubs. You can get the gap medics scrubs - one pair would be enough for two weeks (but they recommend one each week...)
 
 
 
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