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Overseas Medical Work Experience Placements for 18-25 Year Olds


If you are in the sixth form and thinking about applying to study medicine, or nursing at university Act4Africa are able to offer you a unique medical work experience package which will enhance your UCAS application.

Our programmes run all year and you can choose your two week placement package at a time to suit your needs. Just let us now when you would like to go.

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Rhian on her Act4Africa placement

We can offer placements in a variety of different clinical situations/health departments according to your interests. Due to the unique combination of community based health opportunities and strong links with referral hospitals we can offer you a “tailor made” work experience which will enable you to observe a wide range of clinical situations. Our placements are perfect for sixth formers who wish to gain experience before applying to study medicine at university.

On an Act4Africa placement you will be able to gain practical medical experience in one of our rural village clinics, regional referral hospitals, and volunteer in home based care projects, and assist with our community health care/prevention programmes. You will be offered a mix of experiences to suit your own interests and you will be given the opportunity to view various medical procedures with the supervising doctors and consultants.

Act4frica has developed strong relationships with the medical staff over many years and our students always score us highly on the quality of our placements.
Placements are tailor-made to suit your skill, expertise and interest. As an experienced deliverer of health education in Africa over many years, Act4Africa is uniquely placed to understand your requirements.
All start dates and duration are by personal arrangement and negotiable to suit your own medical speciality.

Where will I go?
You have the choice of location in either Jinja resting on the shores of Lake Victoria, or Kasese in western Uganda – the heart of untamed rural Africa. See our hospitals.

How much does it cost?
The fundraising target for up to TWO weeks is
Uganda: £875 (not including airfares).
Further weeks can be secured as required at £150 per week.

What does Act4Africa offer?
* A guaranteed clinical placement, organised by professional staff in Uganda, Africa
* Ongoing support from our staff throughout the placement
* Expert advice from our UK team before you go out to Africa
* The knowledge that as well as being a registered charity, all profit goes directly back into our overseas projects and into the heart of the communities on the ground.

To apply, download our act4africa-medical-placement-application-form and have a read through of our booking conditions Act4Africa_Project_Booking_Conditions_July 2013

If you have any questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions page or email

Kasese team

The Act4Africa team in Kasese