Global Pre-Meds

Doctor Shadowing Program: Global Pre-Meds

Global Pre-Meds provides a two-week residential program for pre-health students aged 16+ that combines ethical (AAMC compliant) shadowing in hospitals with voluntary service designed to challenge and help students to stand out.

The programs take place in countries that lift students out of their comfort zones and provide a meaningful insight into global health and healthcare systems. The Summer 2020 programs are in the Dominican Republic, making them accessible for US students.

Global Pre-Meds have hosted over 12,000 students since 2010. They run the programs themselves through their own staff teams on the ground, and the doctors who mentor students are paid directly to maintain the high standard of supervision and guidance. Outside the hospital, students are looked after 24 hours a day by a full-time Global Pre-Meds staff team and live together with their peers from around the world in private guest houses exclusively for program participants.

You can download a PDF as a convenient way to share the program with students and colleagues here:

For full details and application, please visit

Current HOSA members qualify for a $500 reduction in the program fee, as a benefit of our partnership.