The Future Doctor Summer Internship

The Future Doctor Summer Internship

London Ages 12-14 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
6th August - 15th August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

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Internship Overview

The Future Doctor Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring medics to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will work with top doctors through some of the most exciting experiences of medicine that one can imagine: learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation, reading and interpreting blood test results, taking a patient’s history and recommending treatment.

The Internship will also include: daily Q&A sessions with doctors, an experiential visit to the University of Oxford, a medicine ‘escape room’, and a full day dedicated to coaching you how to get into medical school.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful doctor.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! 

You can therefore register with confidence. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.

 

Immersive Medical Experiences:

  • Take a patient history and recommend treatments
  • Read and interpret blood test results, ECGs, and X-Rays
  • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Use cutting-edge medical virtual reality technology
  • Daily Q&A sessions with top doctors

    Medical School Application Coaching:

    • Coaching on how to get into a top medical school: GCSE, A-Level/IB, university choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience and medical school interview techniques
    • Training on how to excel in the medical school admissions process: personal statements, UCAT and BMAT assessments and more

    Meet Senior Doctors:

    • Be coached through immersive experiences with doctors from oncology, surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology and more
    • Private networking sessions with these doctors who can become vital connections for your future careers.

      Competitive Advantage:

      • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to medicine and can be a fantastic ‘gold star’ to add to your university/college application form
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate

        World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

        • Experience two of the best universities in the world: the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL)
        • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network

        Design Your Own Internship:

        • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days) 
        • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.

           

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The internship will take place on 6th August - 15th August 2021

            You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
            Immersive medical experience. Participate in patient diagnosis; carry out CPR; take a patient’s medical history
            Use cutting-edge VR technology
            Private networking with top doctors
            Coaching on how to get into a top medical school.
            Experential visits to University of Oxford Medical School and Medicine in the Capital
            Meet top academics and undergraduates to learn how to prepare for success as a doctor
            Price
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)
            £950

            £1950
            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included
            £600

            £1350
            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
            £100

            £100
            Immersive medical experience. Participate in patient diagnosis; carry out CPR; take a patient’s medical history
            Use cutting-edge VR technology
            Private networking with top doctors

            Internship (without accommodation or meals)


            £950

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


            £600

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            £100

            Immersive medical experience. Participate in patient diagnosis; carry out CPR; take a patient’s medical history
            Use cutting-edge VR technology
            Private networking with top doctors
            Coaching on how to get into a top medical school.
            Experential visits to University of Oxford Medical School and Medicine in the Capital
            Meet top academics and undergraduates to learn how to prepare for success as a doctor

            Internship (without accommodation or meals)


            £1950

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


            £1350

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            £100

            Timetable

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            Day 2 - The Beating Heart

            Day 3 – Oxygen and the Lungs

            Day 4 – Working with Patients

            Day 5- Infections and Immunity

            Day 6- Medicine in the Capital

            Day 7 – Future Doctors on Tour

            Day 8: Interactive Escape Room

            Day 9 - Your Future as a Doctor

            Day 10 - Review and reflection

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, problem-solving, time management, bedside manner and working under pressure
            - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead

            7pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 - The Beating Heart

            10.30amThe World of a Doctor

            - The life of a junior doctor
            - The rollercoaster of working in hospital
            - Diagnosing patients
            - Duties and expectations

            11.30amThe Blood

            - The life cycle of blood cells
            - How blood circulates around the body
            - Learn how to read blood test results

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmThe Heart

            - The significance of the heart
            - Identify healthy and abnormal heartbeats
            - Demonstration of CPR on animatronic dummies

            2.30pmThe Heart & Public Health

            - Map the geography of obesity
            - Investigate cardiovascular disease and heart attacks
            - Create public health polices to reduce obesity and cardiovascular disease

            3.30pmClose

            Day 3 – Oxygen and the Lungs

            10.30amThe Lungs

            - How oxygen enters the body
            - Identify healthy and unhealthy lungs
            - Evaluate scans and identify diseases

            11.30amPatient Consultations

            - Learn how to communicate with a patient
            - How to take a medical history
            - Observe good and bad patient consultations

            12.30pmLunch

            1.30pmThe Muscles

            - Why muscles need oxygen
            - Disorders that affect the neuromuscular system
            - Case study: Investigate motor neurone disease

            2.30pmDiseases of the Lungs

            - Genetic and environmental triggers of lung disease
            - How pollution and smoking affect your lungs
            - Diagnose a patient with a lung condition and suggest treatment

            3.30pmPanel Discussion

            - Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
            - Ask your burning questions about life as a doctor
            - An insight into medical specialities and the road to success
            - Make valuable contacts

            4.00pmClose

            Day 4 – Working with Patients

            10.30amPractical 1: CPR

            - Learn the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
            - Perform basic life support on dummies
            - Apply what you’ve learned to cardiac arrest

            11.30amPractical 2: Take a Patient History

            - Ask questions directly to patients
            - Apply your history-taking skills
            - Address a patient’s ideas, concerns, and expectations

            12.30pmLunch

            1.30pmPractical 3: Applied Diagnostics

            - Interpret blood test results and scans
            - Develop the skills that doctors use
            - Race against the clock to diagnose a patient

            2.30pmPractical 4: VR Sugar High

            - Why glucose is so important for the human body
            - Understand the impact of too much and too little glucose
            - Assess an unwell patient using a virtual reality software

            3.30pmClose

            Day 5- Infections and Immunity

            10.30amThe Immune System

            - The different organisms that can infect us
            - How an infection affects the body
            - How the immune system responds to bugs

            11.30amPandemics

            - Epidemics vs pandemics
            - How an infection spreads through a population
            - How to get a spreading infection under control

            12.30pmLunch

            1.30pmDigital Health

            - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in global healthcare
            - Understand why the UK is a global hub for medical research and practice
            - Solving pain points and enhancing user experience

            2.30pmSolve the Outbreak

            - Race against the clock to work out the source
            - Can you stop the spread?
            - Did you successfully prevent a pandemic?

            3.30pmClose

            Day 6- Medicine in the Capital

            Morning & AfternoonExperience Medicine in the Capital

            - Explore London with a doctor’s insight
            - Medical walking tour of London where you will understand how 2,000 years of medical history changed the world
            - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks

            Day 7 – Future Doctors on Tour

            Morning & AfternoonAn industry-focused visit to Oxford

            - Explore the University of Oxford’s world-leading Medicine department
            - Talk to undergraduate students about their routes into medicine
            - Ask questions to a prominent academic with a background in medicine

            Day 8: Interactive Escape Room

            Morning & AfternoonExperience the Escape Room

            - Work your way through a series of STEM-based problems and brain teasers
            - Put your expert knowledge gained from the Internship to practical use
            - In your teams, find answers from several clues in order to unlock the door
            - Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time
            - Will your team be the first to escape?

            Day 9 - Your Future as a Doctor

            10.30amYour Pathway to Medicine

            - Career options for doctors of the future
            - GCSE/A-level/university choices
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

            11.30amWork Experience & Extracurriculars

            - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
            - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
            - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more

            12.30pmLunch

            1.30pmYour Personal Profile and Skills

            - How to excel from now, through school and beyond
            - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills most needed to succeed
            - Assessing your strengths, weaknesses, and areas which you need to develop further

            2.30pmPanel discussion

            - Ask questions specific medical school application questions
            - Guidance on applications and interviews from those on the inside
            - Make valuable contacts

            3.30pmClose

            Day 10 - Review and reflection

            10.30amThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the Internship
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Create an action plan for your future
            - Farewell speech by Internship Director

            2.00pmInterns Depart

            Venue & Dates

            University College London (UCL)

            6th August - 15th August 2021

            Programme Location

            UCL, University of Oxford and other University of London premises. 

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            1 Cartwright Gardens
            King's Cross
            London
            WC1H 9EN

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            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/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.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Summer Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts. 

            COVID-19

            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!


            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 


            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 


            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 

            Testimonials

            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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