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Our UK Medical Work Experience course is a residential week-long curriculum designed to give students the best possible insight into working life as a Doctor in a busy hospital department. Using our advanced simulation equipment students will have the opportunity to work together as a team of doctors to consult, diagnose, and treat patients across a range of emergency medical scenarios. Combined with expert university application advice, and realistic mock university interviews it leave students Medical School ready, while also giving them the chance to make friends from across the globe!
JOIN THIS COURSE IF…
You are aged 16+ and wanting to study medicine at university. We accept students from both the UK and all over the world.
✓ Award-winning medical work experience course
✓ 3 days in our state-of-the-art medical simulation suite
✓ Teaching from our inspirational NHS doctors
✓ Mock interviews (MMIs) conducted by experienced interviewers with feedback
✓ University application advice and guidance
✓ Accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
OUR AWARD-WINNING COURSE
- Student Recommendation % 100% 100%
- Variety of Medical Scenarios 99% 99%
- Clinical Skills Sessions 94% 94%
- University Preparation Advice 92% 92%
- Overall Experience 97% 97%
7 REASONS TO JOIN THIS COURSE
1. Take part in an award-winning Educational Course. The UK Medical Work Experience course was the proud winner of Best Educational Product at the British Educational Travel Awards 2018, recognised for its academic value!
2. Gain essential work experience. Nearly 90% of UK Medical Schools require their applicants to have medical work experience to support their application. Our course is specially designed to deliver the vital work experience students need.
3. Obtain genuine insight. One of the most important elements of work experience is gaining a realistic insight into working life as a doctor. Our course puts students into the place of a doctor, allowing students to develop an understand of the day-to-day life of medical professionals.
4. Receive teaching and spend 1-1 time with inspirational Doctors. All of our teachers are specially chosen because of their medical expertise and passion for teaching.
5. Make global connections. Join students from more than 45 different countries and make friends from across the world!
6. Prepare yourself for university interviews. Our mock interviews recreate a realistic interview experience for students, and are conducted by experienced interviewers and doctors. Student receive detailed feedback after every interview.
7. Have fun! Spend your evenings and free time exploring the best that this vibrant city has to offer with your new friends!
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Medical Work Experience
- Gain medical work experience required for the UCAS application
- In-depth knowledge of the role of a doctor
- Hands-on medical experience
- Experience a range of common medical conditions
- Understand a range of medical treatments for common medical conditions
- Understand a framework for patient assessment
- Be able to reflect on your own performance within a teamwork role
- Be able to reflect on your own performance
- Understanding of the medical school application process
- Understand how to maximise each element of the application process
- Understanding of the career path of a doctor
- Have a deeper awareness of the UCAT and BMAT
- Develop a framework for medical ethics questions
- Develop a framework for choosing the right medical school for you
- Gain hands on experience of clinical skills
Medical School Interviews
- Understanding your reactions under the stress of a medical school interview
- Understand the different styles of questions
- Experience a range of real medical school interview questions
- Develop a framework for reflecting on experiences
- Understand how to improve your interview technique and answers
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
First up this morning are some hands-on clinical skills such as cannulation, before heading back into the simulation suite to save Hal!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 below to give an idea of what students can expect from their time with Medical Projects.
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.
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.
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 might include;
- Visits to some of London’s most famous sites
- An evening at Covent Garden
- A scavenger hunt experience
- An optional Friday evening night out to a West End theatre show
The course fee is paid is two instalments. A £290 registration fee is taken to reserve your space and the remaining balance is not due until 90 days before your course start date.
- Lunch (approx £7 per day)
- Oyster Cards (approx £32)
- Visa (if required)
- Friday Dinner and Theatre trip (Optional)
- Medical Scrubs
14th July – 20th July 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
21st July – 27th July 2019
28th July – 3rd August 2019
4th August – 10th August 2019 – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
11th August – 17th August 2019 (waiting list)
18th August – 24th August 2019 (waiting list)
20th October – 26th October 2019
27th October – 2nd November 2019
16th February – 22nd February 2020
23rd February – 29th February 2020