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UK Medical Work Experience Week

For students aged 15+ who are interested in Medicine as a career

 

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Complete Medical School Preparation

1 week residential course based in London for students aged 15+

 

Complete Medical School Preparation

1 week residential course based in London for students aged 15+

 

Gain Hands-on Work Experience

Experience Emergency Scenarios

Learn How To Master The UCAT & BMAT

Complete Mock Interviews with Feedback

Learn From Current Medical Students

Perfect Your Personal Statement

Learn Real Clinical Skills

Learn From NHS Doctors

 Who Is This Course For?

This course is for students aged 15+ who want to gain a place in medical school or are considering if medicine is the career for them

 

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for students aged 15+ who want to gain a place in medical school or are considering if medicine is the career for them

 

60% of students who join this course are from the UK. The other 40% are international students

96% of students who join this course are between the age of 15 and 18 and are considering applying to medical school

80% of our students are first-time applicants and 20% are re-applicants

What’s Included?

Everything you need to gain a place at medical school

 

What’s Included?

Everything you need to gain a place at medical school

 

Hands-on Work Experience

Gaining hands-on work experience is an essential part of a student’s journey to figuring out if medicine is the career for them and is also a key part of the medical school admissions process. This course is packed with hands-on practical experiences.

 

 Medical Simulations

We believe students learn best when placed in fully immersive situations. We use state-of-the-art medical simulation centres where students will deal with real medical cases with our simulation manikin patients. It’s like the popular tv show “24 Hours in A&E” but in our safe and controlled environment. Students will be making life and death decisions and treating patients with their newly learned medical skills and knowledge.

 

Clinical Skills

Clinical skills form some of the foundations of medicine and getting to grips with these early on will give students a great head start for medical school. We use hospital grade equipment for exciting skills such as suturing, venipuncture and cannulation.

 

 Teaching By NHS Doctors and Medical Students

Our courses are taught by practicing NHS Doctors and current medical students. All our teachers share a passion for helping students gain that place at medical school and go above and beyond for each student.

 

Mock Medical School Interviews

Often the most nerve wracking part of the week are the mock interviews. Under examination conditions we use an MMI style to simulate the real interviews. Students gain a real understanding of their interview ability, and with personal feedback from each station, they will understand how to raise their game ready for their real medical school interviews.

 

AR & VR Training

The world students will graduate into will be very different from today’s, this is why we have built the future of medicine into this course. We bring the latest medical augmented reality and virtual reality tools to students so they can experience and gain an appreciation for the future of medicine.

 

Student Socials

A key part of the week is the chance to make friends with like-minded students and share a one-in-a-lifetime educational trip together. We organise a range of relaxed student activities in the evenings so students can socialise, relax and unwind after a busy days learning.

 

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation, breakfast and dinner is included every day. We use some of the best students accommodation in London. We have two main accommodation partners: Middlesex University and Stay Club. We use these as they are safe, secure and have great amenities and travel links.

 

Full-time Staff

Unlike many other course providers, we have full-time Medical Projects members of staff on the course at all times. All our staff are DBS checked, First Aid trained and Safeguarding qualified. Our student to staff ratio is always at least 8:1 and we always have a female member of staff on duty at all times.

 

Boosting Medical School Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

 

Boosting Medical

School Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

 

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received an offer from their first choice university

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received at least one medical school offer

Our Google review score (out of 5)

Course Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

 

Course Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

 

Day 1 - Sunday

Sunday is arrival day for all students. We have several meeting/collection points as we have students from the UK and International students. The arrival locations are as follows:

1. Kings Cross Train Station – 5pm

2. Heathrow International Arrivals – 11am

3. Meet at the accommodation – Between 4:30pm-6pm

Our staff will be there to meet all students in-person. We will then have dinner before delivering our student induction, safety and safeguarding protocols. Students can then relax, meet all their fellow students and prepare for a busy week.

 

Day 2 - Monday

Monday is a jam packed hands-on work experience day. We cover some key first year medical school topics such as taking a patient history, A to E assessments as well as having a go at life-saving clinical skills. Students will also be introduced to the simulaiton suite and have their first medical scenario. We keep the scenarios secret so they are as close to a real life situation as possible, but they are all real A&E scenarios designed by our NHS Doctors.

Covered:

– How to take a patient history

– A to E assement in emergency situations

– Roles within an emergency situation

– Clinical skills – Intubation

– Tour of medical simulation suite

– First medical simulation

– Feedback from first medical simulation

– Daily debrief

Day 3 - Tuesday

Tuesday is all about applying to medical school and developing some more essential clinical skills. We cover all the essential areas of the medical school application process and teach students how to maximise their chances of gaining a place. We have current medical students from a wide variety of medical schools so students can ask about entry to their preferred medical schools.

Covered:

How to discuss your work experience correctly

Creating a winning personal statement

Entrance examinations – UCAT & BMAT

Clinical Skill – Manual Blood Pressure

Life as a medical student

Life as a Junior Doctor

The importance of medical ethics

Clinical Skill – Suturing

Clinical Skill – Scrubbing up for surgery

Day 4 - Wednesday

Wednesday sees students back in the simulation suite and we step up the medical scenarios. Students will be challenged with more complex medical scenarios such as anaphalaxis, ischemic strokes, pneumothorax etc. Students will be under pressure to work effectively as a medical team, take accurate and regular observations and deliver the appropriate treatments.

Covered:

Recap of Monday’s simulations

Clinical Skill  – Cannulation and Venepuncture

Basic Life Support Training Course

Full afternoon of medical simulations

Debrief

Day 5 - Thursday

Thursday is Mock Interviews day. All students will sit a full Mock MMI under examination conditions. We use Doctors and Medical Students who have been on university interview panels. We recreate medical school interviews as closely as possible so students learn how they react under pressure, which is vital to performing well when it comes to the real inteviews.

All students will be provided personal feedback and detailed feedback sheets that can be taken home.

Covered:

Mock MMIs

Personal feedback

After their interviews, students will have allocated free time where they can explore around London with other students on the course. 

Day 6 - Friday

Friday is the last day in the simulation suite and we cover some advanced medical scenarios. Student will be taking on advanced A&E cases such as road traffic accidents, full cardiac arrests and other life-threatening traumas. We push students to these advanced levels so they truly understand the career they are considering and also to provide insight and experience they can’t find anywhere else. A real stand out for their medical school applications.

Covered:

Advanced causes of cardiac arrests: hypoxia, hypokalaemia/hyperkalaemia, hypothermia/hyperthermia, hypovolaemia, tension pneumothorax, tamponade, thrombosis, toxins.

Full afternoon in simulation suite

Final day awards

Debrief

 

Friday night activity:

There is an optional Friday night activity. This is usually a meal and a West End Show, which is a great way to round off a busy week. This is optional and is purchased separately (around £70).

Day 7 - Saturday

Saturday is departure day. After breakfast we will organise students departures. There are three departure options:

1. Collection from accommodation

2. Return to Kings Cross

3. Return to Heathrow

Please note there are specific times for Kings Cross and Heathrow departures so please do not book transport before booking the course and checking our departure schedule.

Our Award-winning Course

We are proud to have won several awards for this course 

 

Our Award-winning Course

We are proud to have won several awards for this course

Our Award-winning Course

We are proud to have won several awards for this course

What Our Students Think

 

We take great pride in creating a course that is challenging, educational, immersive and fun for our students. This combination ensures students make the most of the week and we receive excellent feedback from our students.

Dates & Fees

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

 

Dates and Prices

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

 

Course Fees

The total price of this course is £2450

Current sale price: £2150

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's not included in the course fee?

– Oyster travel card – approximately £45 (plus £5 for refundable card)

– Lunch money – approximately £5-7 per day

– Optional Friday evening activity – approximately £70

I'm not from the UK can I join this course?
Yes! Around 40% of students who join this course are overseas students. We have Arrival collection points at Heathrow Airport if you are flying in for this course. A member of staff will be there on arrival.
Where will the students be staying?

We have two main accommodation partners. These are professional and safe student accommodations in London. We use Middlesex University Student Accommodation or Stay Club Student Accommodation. Please see below for links:

Middlesex University

Stay Club

Will I get a certificate for my portfolio?

Yes. All students will be sent a certificate once they have completed the course. Your certificate is proof of your work experience and can be used as evidence at interview for medical school.

Who will be looking after my son/daughter?

We have full-time Medical Projects staff who supervise students 24/7. All our staff are DBS checked and we always have a female member of staff on-site. We have strict safety and safeguarding protocols in place across all of our courses.

I have dietary requirement, can I join this course?

Yes. We deal with lots of dietary requirements on our courses. We will ask you to complete an additional form before joining us and we will make the necessary adjustments to your meals in advance.

Can I pay in instalments?

We understand investments in education are made easier with instalments. We have a variety of payments options including payment in full, as well as 3 and 6 month installment plans.

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year