Medical Projects - UK Medical Work Experience Course - London

Medical Work

Experience Course

London, UK

Course Overview

Our most immersive learning experience can be found in Project London. Project London is a residential course for up to 24 students at any one time. The course provides the essential work experience in our NHS hospital which is a key element needed when applying to medical school. Our NHS doctors also provide expert advice and guidance on how to maximise students’ medical school applications and also run mock interviews with feedback to ensure students are fully prepared for applying to medical school.

Students spend 3 days per week in our NHS hospital. And student will be able to use the medical simulaiton suite. These are the same training facilities final year medical students and qualified doctors use for their examinations and training. These professional level facilities provide students with the chance to gain hands on work experience. Closely supervised by our qualified NHS doctors the students’ build the knowledge and skills required for them to manage a simulated A&E emergency situation.  

Our students also attend a university advice and guidance day during their week in Project London. This day provides a detailed analysis of the application process, including university selection, personal statements, UKCAT/BMAT, medical ethics, life as a medical student and the career paths available to a doctor. At the end of this, students will have a detailed knowledge of the application process and will understand how to improve each element of their own application, giving them the best chance of gaining a place at medical school.

The final day on Project London is dedicated to mock university style Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). The interview setup and questions are carefully chosen to recreate the real thing as closely as possible, allowing students the best opportunity to practice. Each student receives personal feedback on how to improve their answers and interview techniques.

This course is a residential course with a one and two week option. 

This Course Is Suitable For:

Students aged 16+ and who are considering becoming a Doctor and students who are applying to Medical School. We accept students from any country. 

This Course Includes: 

✓ 3 days work experience in our NHS hospital 

✓ Use of the Medical Simulaiton Suite

✓ Teaching from NHS Doctors and UK Medical Students

✓ 1 day teaching on University applications and realities of Medical School

✓ 1 day mock interviews (MMI style) with feedback

✓ Dorm-style accommodation

✓ Breakfast and dinner each day

✓ Certificate of completion and references

✓ Organised evening activities

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Course Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of this course students will:

Gain medical work experience required for the Medical School application

Gain hands-on medical work experience in an NHS hospital

Develop a genuine understanding of the role of a Doctor

Understand how the role of a Doctor fits in to the multidisciplinary team in a hospital

Learn the medicine behind of the most common medical conditions patients present with in a UK hospital 

Be able to take a patient history 

Be able to reflect on your own performance within a teamwork role

Be able to manage up to 8 different medical emergencies in the simulation suite

Understand how to optimise your personal statement

Have developed a framework for analysing a choosing the right medical schools

Understand how you perform under pressure

Understand how to improve your interview technique and answers

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Course Timetable

Sunday Afternoon

Students arrive into London Heathrow Airport or Kings Cross Station and meet a waiting Medical Projects staff member. They then travel to our accommodation to meet their roommates and settle in for the week ahead!

Sunday Evening

All students attend an induction run by our Student Placement Manager. This covers the plan for the week, and some safety tips. All students then go for dinner together before getting an early night ready to start their hospital experience on Monday. 

Monday Morning

After breakfast students head by tube to our medical simulation suite accompanied by our staff. The day starts with an introduction to working life as a doctor, where the students are taught the fundamental skills they will need to use throughout the week.

Monday Afternoon

Monday afternoon our students are introduced to the medical simulation suite and our SimMan, Hal who will be their patient for the week. Students will then take the role of an ER team in small groups, diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions. 

Monday Evening

Once they are finished at the hospital the group head to Trafalgar Square. There is time to explore and take a selfie or two before returning to the accommodation for dinner and a quiz!

Tuesday Morning

First up this morning are some hands-on clinical skills such as cannulation, before heading back into the simulation suite to save Hal!

Tuesday Afternoon

After lunch students will take part in a Basic Life Support session, led by our partner doctor.  Then it is back into the simulation suite to treat some more complex emergency conditions and put their new life-saving skills into action.

Tuesday Evening

After the hospital it is time for a scavenger hunt around some of Central London’s most famous sites, before heading back to the accommodation for dinner and a relaxing evening. 

Wednesday Morning

Today is our University Preperation day, designed to maximise student’s UCAS applications. The morning is a mixture of talks and workshops covering the university application process, with a hands-on clinical skills lesson in suturing. 

Wednesday Afternoon

After lunch students learn take part in a UCAT and BMAT teaching session, before learning more about life as a Medical Student and the possible career paths available after school. Finally students take have the chance to get scrubbed up as if ready for surgery!

Wednesday Evening

Our group head to the world-famous Covent Garden market this evening to explore the shops and cafes in the area for a couple of hours, before heading back to our accommodation for dinner. 

Thursday Morning

Today our students are split into smaller groups to take part in mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). Students rotate around numerous interview stations designed to closely replicate the real thing.  Each student receives feedback from our experienced interviewers.

Thursday Afternoon

After they have completed their mock MMIs students have the afternoon off to explore London with their new friends, before returning to our accommodation in time for dinner and a game of cards or a board game before bed!

Friday Morning

Its the last day in the hospital today, so it is time for students to face complex cases and put into action everything that they have learnt! The morning starts with a Cardiac Arrest lesson and then students head back into the simulation suite. 

Friday Afternoon

Students spend the afternoon in the simulation suite dealing with a number of different emergency scenarios. Before leaving they take part in a session with the Doctor on how to make the most of their week’s experience in their UCAS forms and interviews. 

Friday Evening

Students have the option to add a night out at a world-famous West End show tonight. Those who wish to join in head out to a local restaurant for dinner before watching the incredible musical, Wicked! Its the perfect way to end a week in London.

Please note, the above timetable is an example of a typical Project London week. Depending on hospital availability, Doctor schedules and public holidays this is subject to change.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is based in safe, quiet areas within easy reach of Central London. Our students share single-gender dormitory style rooms, normally shared with up to 5-6 students.

We have 3-4 accommodation partners which we use depending on students numbers and project dates, so please get in touch with us for exact details of your accommodation. You can see our accommodation partners opposite to give an idea of what students can expect from their time with Medical Projects.

Transport

Students are required to meet us at pre-designated meeting points in London. Students will be required to purchase an Oyster travel card for all travel whilst with us which can be organised prior to travel or will be done with the team upon arrival.

Food & Drink

Students are provided a continental breakfast each morning before heading out for the day. Individual items vary depending on the accommodation but students can expect some of the following; toast, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, butter, jam and other spreads, juice, tea and coffee.

Dinner is included every night during students time with us. Where we eat will vary; sometimes we will eat out at a nearby restaurant, have food prepared at our accommodation, or you may be given a cash allowance and choose your own dinner with a group of fellow students. You will dine on a range of different cuisines, but regardless of where we go there will always be an option that fits students’ dietary requirements.

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Whilst learning is our main focus, we also want to ensure students make the most of their time in London and leave with new friends from all over the world! 

Our team arrange great social activities for some of the evenings the students are with us. Some of these take place in our accommodation to help break the ice at the beginning of the week, but we also organise some fantastic experiences around the city, which typically include;

  • Visits to some of London’s most famous sites
  • Quizzes
  • An evening at Covent Garden
  • A scavenger hunt experience
  • An optional Friday evening night out to a West End theatre show

Pastoral Care

Every Medical Projects course is staffed by our own highly experienced staff. We are with the students and on-hand 24/7 to supervise and assist students. All of our staff undergo enhanced DBS checks before joining our courses and we always have at least one fully trained first aider with the group. 

Our staff also stay at the same accommodation and we always have a female member of staff on duty at night. Breakfast and dinner are included each day.

7 Reasons To Join This Course

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Join an award-winning course

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Gain Hospital Work Experience

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Students take the role of an actual Doctor

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1-1 teaching from NHS Doctors

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Learn and practice clinical skills

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Medical School Interview Preparation

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Have fun and meet students from around world

1 Week Course Dates

20th Oct – 26th Oct 2019

27th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019 – WL*

16th Feb – 22nd Feb 2020

23rd Feb – 29th Feb 2020 – WL*

5th Apr – 11th Apr 2020

12th Apr- 18th Apr 2020 – WL*

12th July – 18th July 2020

2nd August – 8th August 2020

WL* = Waiting List

2 Week Course Dates 

28th June – 11th July 2020

19th July – 1st August 2020

 

Not Included

  1. Lunch (approx £7 per day)
  2. Visa (if required)
  3. Oyster Card (approx £35 per week) 

 

Course Fee

1 Week = £2150

2 Weeks = £4100

The course fee is paid in two instalments. A £300 deposit is taken to reserve your space and the remaining balance is not due until 90 days before your course start date.