UK Medical Work

Experience Course



15+ years old

Course Type



1 or 2 weeks


London, UK

Course Overview

This 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 three days per week in our NHS hospital, spending time within the medical simulation 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 the course. 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.

We have a day 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. 

On This Page:

– Overview

– Timetable

– Learning Outcomes

– Prospectus 

– Accommodation

– Pastoral Care

– Social 

– Dates & Fees

This course won “Best Educational Product” 2018

Course Timetable

This course delivers advanced academic learning as well as hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art NHS simulation suite. Our passionate and experienced doctors and tutors guide students through some key foundation knowledge and teach them how to put these into practice. See below for an example week timetable:

Day 1 – Hospital Day

Practical – How to take a patient history

Teaching – A to E assessment session 

Teaching – Importance of role allocation in medical situations

Practical – Clinical skills session 1 – Intubation 

Practical – Medical scenario 1

Discussion – Debrief

Dinner and evening activities

Day 2 –
 Hospital Day

Discussion – Recap on previous day

Practical – Cannulation and venipuncture

Practical – Medical scenario 2

Practical – Basic life support training course

Practical – Medical scenario 3

– Discussion – Debrief

Dinner and evening activities

Day 3 – Teaching Day

Discussion – Welcome and inductions 

Teaching – Work experience

Teaching – Personal statements 

Practical – How to take blood pressure

Teaching – Life as a medical student

Teaching – Life as a Junior Doctor

Practical – Suture 101 workshop

Discussion – Applying to medical school

Practical – Scrubbing up for surgery 

Dinner and evening activities

Day 4 – Interview Day

Practical – Mock multiple mini interviews

Discussion – Personal feedback 

Free time for London and tourist activities

Day 5 – Hospital Day

Discussion – Recap 

Teaching – 4 H’s and 4 T’s

Practical – Medical Scenario 4

Practical – Medical Scenario 5

Discussion – Debrief

Discussion – Q&A and networking with Doctors

Dinner and evening activities

The timetable may vary slightly depending on doctors specialties and areas of research. 

Learning Outcomes

1.Gain medical work experience required for the Medical School application

2. Gain hands-on medical work experience in an NHS hospital

3. Develop a genuine understanding of the role of a Doctor

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

5. Learn the medicine behind some of the most common medical conditions patients present within a UK hospital

6. Be able to take a patient history 

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

8. Develop a framework for analysing and choosing the right medical schools


Our accommodation is based in safe, quiet areas within easy reach of Central London. Our students share single-gender dormitory style rooms, and will usually share with 1 or 2 other students. 

We have 3-4 accommodation partners which we use depending on student 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.


Pastoral Care

Every Medical Projects course is staffed by our own highly experienced team. 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 typically include;

– Visits to some of London’s most famous sites

– Team quiz night

– An evening at Covent Garden

– A scavenger hunt experience

– Friday evening night out to a West End theatre show

Course Dates

• 18th Oct – 24th Oct 2020 (1 week)

•  25th Oct  – 31st Oct 2020 (1 week)

•  14th Feb  – 20th Feb 2021 (1 week)

•  4th Apr – 10th Apr 2021 (1 week)

•  11th Apr – 17th Apr 2021 (1 week)

•  4th Jul – 10th Jul 2021 (1 week)

•  11th Jul – 17th Jul 2021 (1 week)

•  18th Jul – 24th Jul 2021 (1 week)

Course Fees

1 week total – £1750

2 week total – £3500

You only pay £300 as a deposit today. This is deducted from the total and then the balance is paid 90 days before your course date.  

Book Your Place

Step 1: Choose your course start date

Step 2: Complete our online application form

Step 3: Pay your deposit

Step 4: Receive email confirmation from us

Step 5: Pay your balance 90 days before you join us