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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Doctor Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Medicine

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Doctor Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Medicine

Overview

We are now over 70% full for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration soon.

Join us for the ultimate work experience for aspiring doctors in London this summer, for students aged 15-18.

Over the course of 2 weeks, students will get to step into the shoes of a doctor working in London, through a range of immersive career simulations and exclusive professional site visits. They’ll perform key medical tasks in a London hospital, attend patient consultations, practise taking blood, and learn to stitch up wounds.

Those enrolled on this unique InvestIN programme will build professional networks with like-minded people – a great way to support their development in the field. They'll also get to experience life at the renowned University College London (UCL). Take advantage of this special opportunity for students to get a taste of their dream career, and be sure to include it on future university applications.

Register now for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful doctor, or contact us to find out more.

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Immersive Medical Experiences:
  • Conduct hospital visits, work as part of a team of doctors to treat real patients, and shadow doctors on a simulated ward round 
  • Work under pressure to assess a robot patient on a trauma ward, perform immediate treatment and receive live feedback from emergency medicine doctors 
  • Make diagnoses by reviewing patients' data, including x-rays, blood tests, consultation notes and medical history 
  • Use the latest medical virtual-reality technology to become submerged in a hospital’s emergency department 
  • Attend a private networking event with top doctors  
Meet Senior Doctors:
  • Be coached through immersive experiences with doctors from oncology, surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology and more 
  • Attend private networking sessions with these doctors who can become vital connections for your future careers 
Medical School Admission Coaching:
  • Comprehensive coaching on how to get into a top medical school 
  • Master the admissions process: personal statements, interviews, UCAT and BMAT assessments and more
Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:
  • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications. 
  • Get a personalised industry reference letter from doctors confirming what you have achieved on the programme.
World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL). 
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for our unique medicine work experience, creating an invaluable globalnetwork. 
Design Your Own Summer Experience:

⦁    Choose from one of the following options:

1.    First Week Only (taster experience); or
2.    Two-Week Experience (the full programme); or
3.    Two-Week Premium Experience (the ultimate package with both weeks plus enhanced benefits)

Accommodation
You can choose either residential or non-residential. The accommodation is at UCL student halls in central London. We provide residential students with meals, guardianship and fun activities on evenings and weekends. Airport transfers are also available at checkout.

Immersive Experiences Week 1

Enter 'The GP Surgery'

  • Step into the shoes of a GP to examine real patients in a simulated surgery 
  • Take medical histories and review pathology reports to build a clear picture of the patient’s health 
  • Practise your patient communication skills during routine check-ups 
  • Experience the dynamic between GP and hospital medicine 

Specialist Consultations

  • Delve into cases of patients afflicted by life-altering conditions and practise working through the correct diagnostic process, take their medical history, and to discover how best to treat them 
  • Ask the right questions and make informed decisions to refer your patient to a specialist 
  • Decide how best to support your patient on their road to recovery 
  • Experience a simulated mental health consultation

Diagnostics & Patient Communication

  • Explore how a doctor works through the diagnostic process 
  • See a patient consultation in action 
  • Understand patient communication methods 
     

Trauma & Basic Life Support

  • Practise administering CPR on animatronic dummies 
  • Learn to suture: practise stitching up wounds using mock skin 
  • Diagnostic escape room: work through a series of time-based problems to save your patient from a life-threatening illness 

Excelling in Your Medical School Application

  • Build an outstanding medical school application 
  • Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement 
  • Practise your answers to challenging questions with live feedback 
  • The interview structure: experience several MMI stations 
  • Excelling at interviews: receive coaching by doctors who run medical school interviews 

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

There are 3 start dates you can select from for 2024: 8th July; OR 29th July; OR 19th August.
You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’, ‘Two Weeks’ or our ‘Two Week Premium’ package. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. You can either pay in full now or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit.

London 1 week London 2-weeks London Premium
Length First week only 2-weeks full programme 2-weeks Premium
Perform clinical procedures including CPR & suturing; meet real patients; take medical histories; medical school application advice.
2 full days in a teaching hospital; shadow doctors on simulated ward rounds; treat a robot patient on a trauma ward; practise taking blood.
Private networking session with senior doctors.
Industry reference letter: personalised letter from doctors confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
Graduation ceremony for completion of the full programme
Professional development portfolio: CV-writing masterclass, LinkedIn workshop, professional headshots, personality profiling & psychometric testing
Leadership, teamwork & strategy coaching & team challenge
Gala dinner with professionals on the River Thames
Keynote speeches & networking reception with accomplished industry leaders
Summer Experience fee £1950 £2950 £3950
Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
£1290
Available for an additional
£2795
Available for an additional
£2795
Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
£300
Available for an additional
£300
Available for an additional
£300

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 8th July, 29th July or 19th August

Venues:

  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

  • Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 4 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls.

     

    Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN

    College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

    International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

    Frances Gardner House, WC1X 0HD

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at info@investin.org and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at info@investin.org.
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, payment plans are available. Click on 'Register Now', and you will see the option to either pay in full or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit. Once your deposit is paid, you will receive another email detailing the information for your second instalment. Please feel free to contact info@investin.org if you would like any further assistance.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
Programme hours take place Monday-Friday, with a break over the weekend. If you select the 2-Week Premium option, the weekend will feature exclusive professional development opportunities outlined in the timetable.
What is the best work experience for careers in medicine?
While all experience in healthcare is useful, you'll be at an advantage if you have experience working with patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. Ultimately, the more varied your experience, the better, so try out as many things as you can, from shadowing a GP to volunteering at a hospital.
How do I get work experience in the medical field?
There are a few ways you can look for work experience in the medical field, including: - Preparing a CV stating your desire to volunteer and handing it in to places nearby related to healthcare. This includes places like general practice surgeries, hospitals, hospices, care homes, and so on. - Keeping up-to-date with medical journals for news about the NHS - Trying to get in contact with some medical professionals – building a network will open you up to opportunities you otherwise wouldn't have found - Looking at shadowing other healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists or physiotherapists, if you can't shadow a GP - Making use of organisations like Volunteering England and St John's Ambulance, as they may be able to help
What qualifications do you need to become a doctor?
In the UK, you'll need a degree recognised by the General Medical Council to become a doctor, which will take five years. You'll then need to take the following steps to become a doctor: - Complete a two-year foundation course of general training - Complete five to eight years of specialist training, depending on your speciality If you already have a degree, you can take a four-year graduate entry route into medicine. However, these are highly competitive, and entry requirements differ, so be sure to check in advance what's required with the admissions department. When applying for a medicine course, you may have to complete one of the following entry tests: - University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) - BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) - Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) These tests require you to apply a variety of skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and data analysis, in addition to demonstrating the relevant scientific knowledge. Medical schools require work experience, so it's vital you're proactive in looking for opportunities. You’ll also need to undertake a medical school interview.
What skills do you need to be a good doctor?
You'll need a range of skills to become a good doctor, including: - Interpersonal skills: You'll need to interact with colleagues and patients daily, often in sensitive circumstances, so interpersonal skills like communication, empathy, compassion, and so on will all be vital - Teamwork: You'll regularly collaborate with other medical professionals, so strong teamwork skills will serve you well - Attention to detail: Attention to detail ensures your patients get the best treatment and prevents potentially costly mistakes - Ability to work under pressure: You'll often work in time-sensitive, pressurised situations, so you'll need to be able to cope when these arise - Technical skills: You'll need to be proficient in key technical areas like assessing symptoms, offering diagnoses, prescribing medicine, and so on - Decision-making skills: Critical thinking and decision-making skills are potentially life-saving attributes in the medical profession - Determination: The training and education required to become a doctor is a long process, so determination is vital. Furthermore, your average day once in the role can be hectic and stressful, so you'll need a strong resolve. Learn more about a day in the life of a doctor - Passion and intellectual curiosity: The medical field is constantly evolving, so you'll need a genuine passion and intellectual curiosity to stay up-to-date with the latest news and discoveries that help you give your patients the best treatment

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