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The Young Doctor Programme

Live Online OR In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
27th - 28th February 2021

Starts at 10:00am

Starts at 10:00am

In Person Date Only
26th - 27th June 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Starts at 11:00am

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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 at UCL 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 UCAS 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 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

* 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 at UCL 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’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

    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

      10.00amThe World of a Doctor

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

      10.45amMedical School Applications

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

      12.00pmPractical 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

      12.45pmLunch break

      1.45pmMedical School Interviews

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

      3.00pmPractical 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.

      3.45pmPanel 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

      10.00amInside the Mind of a Junior Doctor

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

      10.30amThe 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

      12.00pmThe Psychiatrist

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

      1.00pmLunch break

      2.00pmSurgery and More

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

      3.00pmMedical 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 OR In-Person at UCL

      27th - 28th February 2021 OR 26th - 27th June 2021

      Live Online: 27th - 28th February 2021

      In-Person at UCL: 26th - 27th June 2021


      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.


      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.


      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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