Virtual Work Experience Week

Expert Tip 1:

Whilst hospital shadowing is useful, the most important thing for work experience is that you are building your skill set and assessing your suitability to a career in medicine. This can be done in voluntary work in the community, caring roles, or in extra-curricular activities that you can reflect on. 

Expert Tip 2:

You need to be able to talk about what you learnt from an experience, rather than just describing facts. Keeping a reflection diary to track your thoughts and revisit them when needed is a fantastic way to practice reflection. Try to link your learnings to the skills, attributes and qualities needed to be a doctor. 

Complete Medical School Preparation 

This course is a week-long online course covering all the preparation elements a student needs when applying to medical school. Our Mentors take students through everything they need to build a successful medical school application. Experience, Insight, Entrance Exams, Interviews, Personal Statements and much more – All covered. 

A central part of this course is the use of our GP Live studio, where students will get involved in taking actual patient histories with live tele-medicine technology. A full immersive work experience where students become the Doctors and experience real medical cases.  

This course has been developed from our Award-winning residential course and adapted to be online which means students all over the world can gain all the experience, advice and preparation they need in a one-week virtual course. 

Why join this course?

Award-winning teaching from our residential course

Exceptional work experience and insight

Covers every element of the medical school application process

Perfect for personal statements and interviews

Receive a certificate of completion for your portfolio

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I book?
1. You will receive an email confirming your booking.

2. We will send you an email 1 week before your start date with your additional worksheets.

3. The email link for the course and final course information will be emailed the day before your course.

4. Log in to the online platform around 10 minutes before the start time.

5. Our Mentors will take it from here, enjoy the course!

6. We will send out a certificate of completion for your portfolio.

How does it work online?

We have built a GP Surgery within a TV studio so you join us via our online platform. You will be on-screen so the Doctor and patients can see and hear you in real time. You will be able to interact with everyone directly from your computer at home. You will need a working video and microphone on your computer or laptop.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the course?
No., you don’t need to learn or revise anything in advance, everything you need to know to take part in the week is included in the teaching sessions.
Does this count as work experience?
Yes, and we believe this is even better than traditional shadowing within a GP surgery. Universities are looking for students who can demonstrate insight and the interactive nature of this course, as well as the wide variety of sessions by multiple Doctors and medical students provides much deeper insight than some forms of traditional shadowing.
Are the patients real?
All the medical cases are real conditions, and the observations and examination results students are given are medically accurate.
Our patient cases are delivered by medical actors who are prepped with an extensive medical history and will be able to answer any questions you have.
What's the difference between this course and GP Live?

Looking for 1 day’s work experience where you’re getting interactive and taking on the roll of a GP speaking directly to patients? Join our GP live session.

Looking to cover everything in 1 week with a wide variety of GP sessions as in the GP Live, as well as insight sessions about being a medical student and Doctor, the application process, UCAT and BMAT advice as well as clinical skills and a PLB taster session? Join our Virtual Week course.

Course Timetable

 Our days all begin at 10am and will finish between 3pm and 4pm (UK time) – Monday to Friday. Please check the course start dates below.

  • Introduction to the Medical Projects Virtual Course Week
  • Patient history taking Live from our teaching studio
  • LIVE GP Example scenarios from our GP set
  • PBL topic introduction and explanation
  • How to reflect correctly and how to utilise your reflections
  • Hands-on Suturing Clinical Skills Session – Live demonstration and practical using your own equipment posted in advance of the session
  • Selecting a Medical School discussion
  • Reading and interpreting X-rays
  • Medical School Interviews – advice and insight
  • Life as a Medical Student insight webinar with current UK Medical Students
  • Life and Pathway of a Doctor webinar with our NHS Doctor
  • Multiple Student-led LIVE GP Scenarios where students use their skills they’ve learnt so far to take a history and lead the assessment of the patient
  • PBL Check in to ensure everyone is happy with their intended learning outcomes
  • How to take a Mental State Examination, their importance and why we perform an examination like this
  • Taking care of your own Mental Health and why this is important
  • Introduction to Entrance Examinations including the UCAT and BMAT
  • Personal Statements overview – how to structure your personal statement and what universities are looking for
  • Medicine quiz – a fun, general knowledge medicine quiz
  • PBL presentations – presenting your selected ILO to other students and teaching them your topic
  • Wide variety of LIVE GP scenarios where students lead the assessment and use all of their knowledge from the week to diagnose each patient with their groups
Online Learning – The Present Future.

2020 has accelerated online learning and we are making sure that we are at the forefront of medical education for our students. We have brought many of the elements from our award-winning residential course and adapted it for online learning, whilst retaining the same high quality learning.

The GP Live studio we have built for our students uses the same technology as current tele-medicine platforms. We believe this actually a higher quality experience than traditional shadowing in a GP setting. Students can actually converse directly with our patients and our Doctors and Mentors have time to discuss and explain each case in detail. 

By learning specific frameworks and implementing them, we believe students gain much more insight and engagement levels are boosted compared to traditional shadowing where students can only observe and have limited teaching time with busy Doctors.

Why choose Medical Projects?

Trusted by students, parents and teachers

Award-winning and innovative teaching

Exceptional Doctors and Mentors

Support for your entire medical school application journey

Full-time dedicated team here to assist you

Course Dates and Fees


Course fee – £395

Course dates:

– 8th February – 12th February 2021

– 5th April – 9th April 2021

– 5th July – 9th July 2021

– 26th July – 30th July 2021

– 16th August – 20th August 2021

Book Your Space Today

Please complete the online booking form and proceed to payment.


“AMAZING COURSE! I can’t believe we could actually talk to the patients and Doctors. It was even better than the GP shadowing I did. I will be booking another one soon!”

– Annie (student)

“Initially I was concerned about how effective the online learning for  experience. The set up was fantastic and my Son learnt so much from the day. This is the future of healthcare”

– John (Parent)

“I booked this course for my daughter who has struggled to find any work experience. It was really well put together and really insightful. I was impressed by how the students could actually interact with patient and Doctors. “

– Josie (Parent)

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