The Annual UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference provides community-college, university, post-bac, and high school students, parents, and counselors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with medical school deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff.

2Global Brigades

Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams. In order to provide sustainable health solutions, the Global Brigades Medical program aims to empower volunteers to facilitate medical care, increase prevention through education, and provide resources for patient follow up. Global Brigade's medical program has three complimentary initiatives: mobile clinics, resident community health workers and a patient referral program with local specialists.  

3. American Red Cross



Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Our needs are often specific based on current events and levels of ground support, but we’ll do our best to accommodate your desire to get involved! Volunteers constitute 90% of the total workforce to carry out our humanitarian work.

4.  GlobeMed



Globe Med aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.  The GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 56 university-based chapters throughout the U.S. Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in one of 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Fundraising and on-site efforts at each chapter contribute to one or more of six key areas of impact: Maternal Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Nutrition, Income Generation, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Capacity Building. Through their involvement today, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice

5. Heart to Heart international

We imagine a world in which every person has access to a healthy life and every community has the capacity to make that access a reality. We believe that sustained access to health sets the foundation for individual community development. In evrything we do, we work to broaden access to healthcare servces and buld capacity for health. Heart to Heart International depends on people volunteering their time and talents to help us fulfill our mission to improve global health.  Every year, hundreds of people from all walks of life join us to make a positive impact on this world in a variety of ways.

6. American Cancer Society

As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help people in your local community, and join the fight to cure cancer. Your unique talents will make a real difference, and you can choose from volunteer positions that match your interests, offer flexible scheduling, and allow you to learn new skills. Join us and discover how rewarding it is to be an American Cancer Society volunteer.

7. John Hopkins Medicine

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research offers hands-on experience and a unique opportunity for high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research. Summer internships generally last from eight to ten weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid-to-late August. Some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs



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Year-round hospital shadowing internships abroad for pre-health students.

Are you planning to apply to a medical, nursing, dental, or physician assistant degree program? Are you looking to get your feet wet in the hospital environment, to build upon your previous experience, or to expand your knowledge of the global healthcare community?

On a Gap Medics hospital placement, students can learn from professionals as they engage with patients in the wards and observe procedures. Choose a program to gain unrivaled clinical exposure and really make your college or med school application stand out!






A medical internship abroad is an incredible opportunity to explore life in an unfamiliar cultural context. We have selected each of our project bases as they offer a range of unique and engaging experiences in some of the most diverse countries in the world. We have 10 years' experience arranging international healthcare internships and volunteer programs and have organized over 5000 placements overseas. Our expert pre-departure preparation an in-country support are unmatched, meaning you can join us in your chosen location with total confidence. The experiences you will have on your overseas internship placement are likely to be vastly different from anything you are used to in your domestic clinics and hospitals.  In many of our destinations the medical facilities are greatly under-resourced and it's no exaggeration to say that you may find yourself working with equipment - and in conditions - which really test your skills, abilities and emotions.