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The Young Doctor Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Internship Overview

The Young Doctor Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Medicine through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of medical professionals over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring doctors in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your university or college application.

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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/Emergency Room 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 university or college applications
  • UCAT, BMAT, MCAT 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 University/College application and CV/Resume:

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

* 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

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295/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 personal statements and motivational essays
    - Choosing the right medical school or pre-med course
    - Excelling in medical school applications and entrance exams
    - Guidance on applications by doctors

    1.00pmPractical 1: The Virtual Emergency Room

    - Live demonstration of an A&E/Emergency Room scenario using the latest Virtual Reality technology
    - Investigate symptoms
    - Discuss diagnosis
    - Examine a patient’s x-ray and ECG/EKG
    - 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 a case conundrums exercise instead. This involves reviewing blood tests, patient consultation notes and using medical ethics to make decisions.

    4.45pmPanel discussion

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

    5.30pmClose

    *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 Physician

    - 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

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    26th - 27th June 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    6th - 7th November 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    Birmingham, UK

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Birmingham

    Edgbaston

    Birmingham

    B15 2TT

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    Bristol, UK

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Bristol

    Beacon House

    Queens Road

    Bristol,

    BS8 1QU

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    Manchester, UK

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Manchester

    Oxford Rd

    Manchester

    M13 9PL

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    Edinburgh, UK

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Edinburgh

    Old College

    South Bridge

    Edinburgh

    EH8 9YL

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    Singapore

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    NUS

    21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

    Singapore

    119077

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    Hong Kong

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    One Island East

    Taikoo Place

    Quarry Bay

    Hong Kong

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    Dubai

    In-Person

    28th - 29th January 2022

    GEMS Academy

    E44 - Al Barsha

    Al Barsha South

    Dubai

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    New York, USA

    In-Person

    29th - 30th January 2022

    NYU

    383 Lafayette Street

    New York

    10003

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    In-Person

    26th - 27th June 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

    Register Now

    Online

    6th - 7th November 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Birmingham

    Edgbaston

    Birmingham

    B15 2TT

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    University of Bristol

    Beacon House

    Queens Road

    Bristol,

    BS8 1QU

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Manchester

    Oxford Rd

    Manchester

    M13 9PL

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    University of Edinburgh

    Old College

    South Bridge

    Edinburgh

    EH8 9YL

    Register Now

    In-Person

    15th - 16th January 2022

    NUS

    21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

    Singapore

    119077

    Register Now

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    One Island East

    Taikoo Place

    Quarry Bay

    Hong Kong

    Register Now

    In-Person

    28th - 29th January 2022

    GEMS Academy

    E44 - Al Barsha

    Al Barsha South

    Dubai

    Register Now

    In-Person

    29th - 30th January 2022

    NYU

    383 Lafayette Street

    New York

    10003

    Register Now

    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 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.

    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.

    COVID-19 Group

    The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

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