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 a particular organization will provide an experience that would be worthwhile for an individual pursuing a career in medicine. This is an individual decision but one that any of your pre-health advisors will be happy to discuss with you.

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

Student Organizations
American Medical Student Association
The Student Doctor Network

Americorps-State & National
City Year
Global Volunteers 
Idealist-Action Without Borders 
One Small Planet 
Public Allies
Peace Corps
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 
Alight (Formerly 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 
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 Concern International
Project C.U.R.E. (
Project Hope 
Seva Foundation
Unite for Sight 
World Concern