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The Young Doctor Programme

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

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Internship Overview

On the Young Doctor Programme, a group of experienced doctors will immerse you in a series of interactive role-plays, simulations, seminars, and Q&A sessions, to give you an immersive experience of practising medicine.

You will be immersed in a virtual emergency room, coached through a patient diagnosis from start to finish, and trained in how to maximise your chances of gaining entry into a top medical school. You will also be coached on general practice and psychiatry, and learn how to identify problems in public health.

The programme takes place over 2 days – Saturday dedicated to essential skills and medical school applications; Sunday to medical specialities and ethics. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the Medical School application process and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS form. 

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Medicine:

  • Experienced doctors will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • Immersing you in an A&E environment through a demonstration of the latest Virtual Reality technology. Race against the clock to save a patient's life
  • Stitching up a wound (suturing*), with a live demonstration by a senior surgeon
  • Patient diagnosis: review a patient’s data to make decisions based on diagnosis and treatment*
  • Assess a patient's physical and mental health to recommend a psychiatric treatment plan

Medical School Admissions Coaching:

  • Coaching by doctors on how to excel at every stage of the medical school admissions process
  • Model UCAS personal statements
  • UCAT and BMAT test practice
  • Powerful interview techniques

An Audience With Experienced Doctors:

  • Q&A time with leading doctors from a variety of disciplines 
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to becoming a doctor
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS application

You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

* For the in-person programme, students will perform suturing as their afternoon practical. This includes a live practical demonstration by a surgeon. Students will then stitch up a wound on a banana. For online programmes, students will do the patient diagnosis exercise instead. This involves reviewing blood tests and patient consultation notes 

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.


    Day One: Essential Skills

    Day Two: Medical Specialties and Ethics

    Day One: Essential Skills

    11.00amThe World of a Doctor

    - Diagnosing patients
    - Your duties as a doctor
    - Key medical skills
    - Issues in healthcare

    11.45amMedical School Applications

    - Model UCAS personal statements
    - Choosing the right medical school
    - Excelling in the UCAT and BMAT tests
    - Guidance on applications by doctors

    1.00pmPractical 1: The Virtual Emergency Room

    - Live demonstration of an A&E scenario using the latest Virtual Reality technology
    - Investigate symptoms
    - Discuss diagnosis
    - Examine a patient’s x-ray and ECG
    - Initiating treatment

    1.45pmLunch break

    2.45pmMedical School Interviews

    - Excelling at interviews
    - Mock interview demonstrations
    - Coaching by doctors who run medical school interviews

    4.00pmPractical 2: Suturing*

    - Live practical demonstration from a senior surgeon
    - Stitch up a wound on a dummy patient
    - Working under pressure

    * For the in-person programme, students will perform suturing as their afternoon practical. This includes a live practical demonstration by a surgeon. Students will then stitch up a wound on a banana. For online programmes, students will do the patient diagnosis exercise instead. This involves reviewing blood tests and patient consultation notes

    4.45pmPanel discussion

    - Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
    - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
    - Receive valuable advice


    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: Medical Specialties and Ethics

    11.00amInside the Mind of a Junior Doctor

    - Rotas and shift work
    - An insight into the working week
    - Experience a shift handover
    - The work/life balance

    11.30amThe GP

    - Primary care vs hospital medicine
    - Knowledge of the training pathway
    - Insight into the skills of a ‘Generalist’
    - Practical 1: Detailed coaching on how to communicate with patients
    - Step into a consultation scenario and test your own communication skills

    1.00pmThe Psychiatrist

    - Transferrable patient consultant skills
    - Assess a patients’ mental health
    - Practical 2: Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient

    2.00pmLunch break

    3.00pmSurgery and More

    - A session full of interactive activities from some of the most popular specialties including:
    - Surgery
    - Intensive Care
    - Anaesthetics

    4.00pmMedical Ethics

    - Explore some of the most controversial questions in Medicine, which often come up in medical school interviews
    - Coaching on how to tackle ethics interview questions
    - Practical 3: Debate your peers on a hot topic in medical ethics
    - Argue for or against and see who wins


    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Venue & Dates

    Live Online

    10th - 11th October/ 21st - 22nd November/ 5th - 6th December 2020

    Live Online: 10th - 11th October OR 5th - 6th December 2020 OR 21st - 22nd November 2020

    You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.


    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


    We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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