A Simply Amazing Opportunity for all Aspiring Medical Professionals in the USA & Canada!
Program Type: Residential Program for college pre-health students
Venue (Primary Hospital): Union Netcare Hospital, Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
Classification: Emergency Medicine Shadowing Program for Pre-med students
Dates: May 21 – June 11, 2017
Booking status: Registration NOW open (scroll down to register)
Eligibility: Aspiring Health or Medical Professionals who are currently Pre-health students in the USA or Canada.
International applications also accepted. A maximum 10 students will be selected, to ensure effective mentoring.
Tuition Fee*: USD 5250
Registration closing date: January 31, 2017
*The Program includes 21 days of:
- 12-hour daily shadowing of medical professionals with intensive medical mentoring
- Daily group reflections and written reports on the clinical activities of the day
- One-on-one evaluation and feedback on the competitiveness of the participants for professional schools
- Letters of recommendation
- Accommodation, breakfast and lunch
- Visiting amazing tourist attractions (see proposed program schedule below)
- Transport to all the various venues – including air tickets to the picturesque Cape Town
- Trauma research opportunities
Program Schedule Johannesburg
|The Union-Netcare Emergency Medicine Clinical Shadowing Program 2017|
|Sun May 21||Arrival O R Tambo International Airport and transport to Shamani Ldoge in Alberton|
|Mon May 22||Orientation day – Union Hospital Board room (Apprentice Doctor)|
|Tue May 23||Simulation day – Netcare Emergency and Critical care training college Midrand|
|Wed May 24||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Thurs May 25||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Fri May 26||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Sat May 27||Tours: Jhb. / Soweto|
|Sun May 28||Tours: Jhb. / Soweto|
|Mon May 29||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Tue May 30||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Wed May 31||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Thu June 1||Union Trauma Unit – rotations Emergency Car/Ambulance/Helicopter/ICU/O.R.|
|Fri June 2||Visit: World-renown Cape Town’s Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital|
|Sat June 3||Tours: Cape Town|
|Sun June 4||Tours: Cape Town|
|Mon June 5||Rotations Baragwanath / Natalspruit / Helen Joseph Hospitals|
|Tue June 6||Rotations Baragwanath / Natalspruit / Helen Joseph Hospitals|
|Wed June 7||Rotations Baragwanath / Natalspruit / Helen Joseph Hospitals|
|Thurs June 8||Visit Maropeng and Sterkfontein caves (Cradle of Human Kind)|
|Fri June 9||Breakfast Moyo Restaurant, then visit the Pan-African Health Expo|
|Sat June 10||Safari Rhino and Lion Park|
|Sun June 11||End of Program Departure to USA|
Register now – don’t delay – limited spaces. Registrations deadline January 31, 2017!
Attention: All pre-med and pre-health students/aspiring doctors/aspiring medical professionals:
- Experience a once in a lifetime, unforgettable clinical shadowing experience in South Africa – a country rich in African wild-life with a belligerent history and with an amazing diversity of culture!
- Shadow emergency medical professionals, doctors and surgeons at the Netcare-Union Level 1 Trauma Unit in Alberton near Johannesburg.
- Visit the only street in the world where 2 Nobel Prize Winners resided – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
- See a wide range of African wild-life.
- Visit the picturesque Cape Town – rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Attendees of previous Programs having a great time at the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care simulation facility!
10 reasons why you should attend The Union-Netcare Emergency Medicine Clinical Shadowing Program 2017:
- Attend the Union Netcare Level 1 Trauma Unit – unit of excellence.
- Shadow emergency medicine professionals (paramedics, emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons etc.)
- Visit the Netcare Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Simulation Lab and get a hands-on experience
- Get a solid foundation regarding sterility and hygiene in a healthcare setting and learn how to scrub for surgery.
- Meet like-minded students and exchange ideas and information
- Get an international perspective on medicine and healthcare.
- Experience the African bush and the amazing variety of wild life it has to offer.
- Three weeks of medical immersion is sure to impress any pre-medical program/medical school selection committee
- Visit historic places of interest – like the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela’s house etc.
- Visit the Cradle of human kind.
- Add an Apprentice Doctor® certificate to your resume
Register now – registration close on January 31, 2017!
Dr Anton Scheepers, a practicing Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon, will lay a foundation with a number of workshops:
- Sterility and hygiene in a healthcare setting
- Scrub for surgery
- Pulse Oximetry
- Heart Sounds
My time in South Africa and Zambia have had a profound impact on my professional development. Both trips are often the first topics of conversation in interviews that I have conducted, it helps me stand out from the pack and has gotten me the opportunity to be a lab manager at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I am also, currently in the process of applying to medical school. My time in Africa has taught me a great deal about medicine and helped me develop a worldwide view healthcare. Additionally, I have made an immeasurable amount of long lasting personal relationships. This vast network of friends and future colleagues could help to pave the way for multiple advancements in the field of science. My involvement in these trips have helped me grow and mature and have provided me with the greatest blessings in life. It’s not often that you hear that about a clinical shadowing internship but it is absolutely true. These programs helped me to develop a world view and expanded my horizons and positioned me to become a global future leader. I don’t know any two programs that better exemplify this vision. Chirayu Patel, Research Technician, Wake Forest Medical Center
Pursuing a career in health/medicine is demanding and the selection process is highly competitive. If you are sold out on becoming a great medial professional – you cannot afford to miss this opportunity for anything!
Register now – registration close on January 31, 2017!
The Registration and Section Process:
- Register and submit the letter of recommendation
- Your application will be screened, largely based on eligibility (college student from North America) and letter of recommendation.
- We will then get back to you within 24 hours to inform you whether your application has gone through or not
- If you are accepted, you need to pay the deposit within 24 hours of your acceptance to secure a spot.
- The balance should be paid by April 1, 2017
- Registered applicants will receive invoices for the tuition fee from Apprentice Corporation for an amount totaling$5250 (USD)
Settle the registration fee – payable on receiving invoice ($250): CLICK HERE
Settle the program fee due April 1, 2017 ($5000): CLICK HERE
Looking forward seeing you there!
Prof Chishimba Nathan Mowa, Dr Anton Scheepers and the Apprentice Doctor Team
In association with the Union Netcare Trauma Unit – Alberton, South Africa
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