Overseas Hospital Work Experience

For students aged 16-19 wishing to apply to a healthcare course at university. 

We currently have one overseas work experience course - Project Kilimanjaro. This course is designed for students looking to gain an insight into the role of a doctor and the functions of a hospital. Students complete a minimum of 25 hours of hospital work experience shadowing experienced doctors and healthcare professionals. All students stay in our own Medical Projects accommodation where they can relax each evening a discuss the latest cases and their university applications with fellow students.

How Does It Work?

It runs in exactly the same way a school trip would, supervised by Medical Projects staff. We have a full time team in the UK and Kilimanjaro who coordinate and control the course. Once booked on to the course, each student is assigned a Student Placement Advisor whose role it is to inform and prepare each student for the trip. When it's time to join us in Kilimanjaro the Medical Projects overseas team take over, we meet all students on arrival at the airport and they are supervised 24/7 from this point onwards. We control the accommodation, transport, hospital placement and social activities for all students so they can focus on their learning and development in the hospital and enjoying their social time with their fellow students. After students return home our UK team will send out a course certificate and feedback survey. 


Hospital Work Experience 

We have partnerships with several hospitals in the towns of Arusha and Moshi. Our overseas team will take students to the hospital each morning, introduce them to their mentors where they will then be able to shadow the doctor for the day. Our students complete 25 hours hospital work experience per week. We rotate students into a different department each day to ensure they experience as many medical cases as possible and gain and understanding of how a hospital functions. All our medical mentors are experienced teachers and speak English. Please see the list of departments available:

  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Labour Ward
  • Minor Theatre
  • Tropical Diseases/Medicine
  • HIV clinics
  • Dental Clinic


Weekly Course Structure



Student Accommodation 

We hire private accommodation for all our students and staff. Our students share single-gender dormitory style rooms with private bathrooms. Our staff also stay at the same accommodation and we always have a female member of staff on duty at night. Breakfast and dinner are included each day.


Social Activities and Weekend Trips 

Although the learning experience is our main focus, we also understand students want to socialise and explore with their free time. Our team have a variety of excursions and socials that ensure students make the most of their time in Kilimanjaro. These include a tour of the local towns, visits to the local Massai markets, orphanage and volunteering visits, natural waterfall visits, local food markets, restaurants trips and student socials. 

For those students who are joining us for two weeks or more there is the option to join a safari during the weekend. We organise a day trip to the Tarangire National Park where students will have the chance to see elephants, giraffe, buffalo, wild boar, flamingos, monkeys and various wildlife. 


Course Summary

Course Name: Project Kilimanjaro

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Age Range of Students: 16 - 19 years old

Placements Available:

  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Midwifery
  • Pre-Nursing

UK Student Advisor: Eleanor Garrick

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Overseas Project Manager: Toni Lukanga

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Course Fees

  • 1 week - £1185 total
  • 2 weeks - £1685 total
  • 3 weeks - £2185 total
  • 4 weeks - £2685 total

The payment is taken in two parts. A £290 registration fee which secures your place on the course and the balance payment is paid 90 days before your start date.

Additional Costs:

Students are required to book their own flights. Travel visas, vaccinations and spending money are also not included.

Course Dates:

  • 15th July - 21st July 2018 (Full)
  • 22nd July - 28th July 2018 
  • 29th July - 4th August 2018 
  • 5th August - 11th August 2018 
  • 12th August - 18th August 2018 (Full)
  • 19th August - 25th August 2018 (Full)
  • 21st October - 26th October 2018 
  • 28th October - 3rd November 2018
  • 10th February - 16th February 2019
  • 17th February - 23rd February 2019