Tanzania

Tanzania is the perfect choice for a first experience of tropical medicine in Africa. Lacking the equipment and resources more developed countries enjoy, doctors and nurses here have adapted to deliver the best possible front-line healthcare in challenging conditions. This makes it a fantastic place for students to experience first-hand the sharp end of clinical medicine and surgery.

Colourful indigenous cultures still thrive here as they have done for centuries… Even our security guards at the Gap Medics houses are Masai warriors! The influence of tribal cultures and traditional medicine practices are also evident in cases you’ll see in the hospitals, adding even greater value to your learning experience.

Students enjoying free time in Tanzania! Our bases in Iringa, Morogoro and Kilimanjaro are wonderfully friendly and safe, and set amongst breathtaking scenery. All locations offer easy access to the stunning wildlife and untamed wilderness of Tanzania's national parks, which means you can finish work on Friday and be spotting elephant, lion and giraffe at the waterhole by sunset!

Our Tanzania programme can accommodate 212 students per week, making it a great place to get to know other students interested in careers in healthcare from all over the globe.

Thinking of travelling after your placement? Why not head to the beautiful island of Zanzibar? Amazing beaches and a laid back island vibe make it the perfect place to relax after a hectic few weeks in the hospital! 

Programme Director Baptista Filipatali (pictured below) has worked with us since 2007. Always with a beaming smile upon his face, Baptista is hugely respected in the hospitals and has overseen more than 1,000 healthcare student placements. His dedicated team are here to ensure your stay with us is as safe, rewarding and as fun-filled as possible.