GAP Year Resources

It should be noted that none of the GAP year experiences below are specifically endorsed by this course or by Washington University in St. Louis. Students need to research for themselves the legitimacy, background and strengths of each organization listed. Students should determine whether their organization of interest will provide an experience that would be worthwhile for an individual pursuing a career in medicine. This is an individual decision but one which any of your Pre-Health advisors will be happy to discuss with you.


Gap Year Advice (
RoadTrip Nation (

Professional Organizations
American Medical Association (
American Medical Women’s Association (
Association of American Medical Colleges (  

Student Organizations
American Medical Student Association (
Studentdoc (
The Student Doctor Network (

Americorps-State & National (
City Year (
Global Volunteers (
Idealist-Action Without Borders (
One Small Planet (
Public Allies (
Peace Corps (
ServeNet (
Teach for America (
Transitions Abroad (
United Nations Volunteers (
World Teach (

Faith Based
American Jewish World Services (
Avodah, Jewish Service Corps (
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (
Lutheran Volunteer Service Corps (
Impact Ministries (
Mission Finder (
Vincentian Service Corps (

Africa Inland Mission (

American Refugee Committee International (
Center for Purposeful Living, The (
Child Family Health International (

Doctors of the World (
Global Outreach International (

Health Care Volunteer (
Health Volunteers Overseas (

International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) (
International Medical Corps (
International Medical Volunteers (
International Service Learning (
Interplast (
M. E. D. I. C. O. (
Doctors without Borders (

Medical Expeditions International (
Medical Missions Response (

Mercy Ships (
Minnesota International Health Volunteers (

Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc. (

Operation Rainbow (
Operation Smile (
Peacework Medical Projects (
Physicians For Peace (
Projects Abroad (
Project C.U.R.E. (

Project Concern International (
Project Hope (
Seva Foundation (
Unite for Sight (
World Concern (