The Young Doctor Summer Internship
The Young Doctor Summer Internship
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 26th to 30th July 2019
Location: University College London & University College Hospital


The Young Doctor Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students aged 15-18 to experience life as a doctor in London. 

Over the course of five action-packed days, you will embark on a holistic journey through a variety of medical practices. You will have exclusive access to a select group of high-ranking doctors who will coach you through live, interactive experiences of emergency theatre, a ward round, a GP surgery, a virtual reality Accident & Emergency simulation, suturing, patient diagnosis, CPR, and much more…

You will dive into the heart of life at the world-famous University College Hospital, shadowing doctors and practising medical tasks that students would never normally be able to experience before medical school. You will attend exclusive networking receptions with some of the most accomplished doctors in London. Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator in your medical school application form and set you up for a future as a successful doctor.

Internship Outcomes & Highlights

1. You will gain a 360-degree experience of medicine, with live, interactive experiences including:

  • A ward round
  • A virtual reality Accident & Emergency simulation
  • Suturing
  • Patient diagnosis
  • CPR 

 2. You will be trained in how to secure a place at medical school, including:

  • Selecting the most attractive subjects and extra-curricular activities
  • Building a model application form
  • Excelling at interviews
  • Perfecting admissions tests such as the UKCAT and BMAT

 3. You will create a life-long network of invaluable contacts:

  • Attend private networking sessions with a selection of high-ranking doctors, covering a variety of medical disciplines
  • Work with some of the most ambitious and talented students from around the world flying in for the internship. This will give you a fantastic opportunity to build an international network of prized contacts.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant doctor will respond to your questions.

 4. You will boost your medical school application form:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and bedside manner.
  • Gain a totally unique addition to your university application, gaining an edge over the competition
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications. 

 5. You will experience some of London’s most treasured institutions

  • Learn at the world-famous University College Hospital (attached to UCL) – a target university for many medical school applicants
  • Stay in the heart of Central London and experience some of its most famous attractions

Internship Programme Fee: £1750/student including all accommodation. The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Doctor Summer Internship; accommodation at UCL for the duration of the programme; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates. Book two or more places on any Summer 2019 InvestIN programme for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPSUMMER19 during registration to benefit from this.

We will also be holding our 2-day Young Doctor Summer Weekend in 2019. Full details can be found, here.

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Day 1
2pm-6pm Interns Arrive - Interns arrive for check-in and programme registration
7pm Icebreaker - Welcome session with our doctors
- Orientation & Introduction by Programme Director
Day 2
10.00am The World of a Medic - Your journey through medical school
- The life of a junior doctor
- The rollercoaster of working in hospital
- Diagnosing patients
- Duties and expectations
11.00am Trauma and Resuscitation - Dealing with major incidents
- Basic life support and resuscitation
- Learn to administer CPR
12.00pm Medical School Applications - Choosing the right medical school
- Building an outstanding medical school application
- Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
- See model personal statements
1.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm Medical School Interviews - The STAR approach to interviews
- What they want to hear
- The fundamental things to do and not to do
- Successful preparation
- Discussion about medical ethics
3.00pm UKCAT & BMAT Coaching - Interactive practice questions with live feedback
- Compulsory tests for gaining entry into medical school
4.00pm Preparation for Practicals - Overview of the live simulations on day 3
4.15pm Panel Discussion - Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
- Guidance on applications from those on the inside
- Make valuable contacts
5.00pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice

Day 3
10.00am Welcome - Rotate round 5 live simulations led by doctors in small groups
10.15am 1. Diagnostic Escape Room - Race against the clock to work out the diagnosis
- Initiate treatment and save the patient's life
11.30am 2. Basic Life Support - Practise CPR on animatronic dummies
- Work in teams through simulations
- Learn a crucial skill for doctors
12.45pm Lunch Break
2.00pm 3. Patient Consultation -Speak to an actual patient
- Take a medical history
- Receive instant feedback on your communication skills
3.15pm 4. Suturing - Practise stitching up wounds
- Be observed by doctors and receive feedback
4.30pm 5. Interview Workshop - Undertake mock interviews with professionals
- Receive personalised feedback and tips
5.30pm Close
Day 4 - University College Hospital (UCH)
10.00am The Ward Round - Work on a hospital ward
- Care for patients with different medical and surgical problems
- Experience what doctors do on a daily ward round
- Review patients and deal with unexpected problems
- Discuss test results with patients and communicate with families
- Interact with multiple healthcare professionals
12.00pm Lunch Break
1.00pm The A&E Experience - Use the latest VR headset technology
- Be immersed in a hospital department
- Make the decisions and save your patient
- Individual scenarios with instant feedback
3.00pm The Networking Session - Personal time with our doctors
- Receive personalised advice on your medical school application
- Make valuable contacts for your career
- Discuss what you’ve learned and how to improve
4.00pm Close
Day 5 - University College Hospital (UCH)
10.00am The GP Surgery - Examine real patients
- Take medical histories
- Review pathology reports
- Practise your patient communication skills
- Experience the dynamic between GP and hospital medicine
12.00pm Lunch Break
1.00pm Emergency Scenarios - Handle medical emergencies in theatre
- Advanced interactive experience with reactive patient simulator
- Examine, treat and review an unwell patient to see they are improving
- React to changes in your patient and new information in the simulation
- Work with peers and take turns leading your team
- Advanced clinical skills including blood taking and defibrillation
3.00pm The Review - Review what you’ve learned on the internship
- Coaching on how to use this experience in your medical school application
- All your final questions answered
4.00pm Close

Programme Location

University College, London (UCL) & University College Hospital (UCH)
Gower Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

Accommodation Location

We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 26th July (check-in) to Tuesday 30th July (check-out):

Schafer House (UCL)
168-182 Drummond Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
What is provided in the residences?

Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.

Items provided Items NOT provided
  • Kitchen facilities with basic crockery, cutlery and utensils, microwave, kettle
  • Bed linen and a bath towel
  • Weekly clean of the bedrooms and bed linen change
  • Wireless internet access in the bedrooms
  • Access to launderette
  • Luggage storage (day of departure only, at some sites, at discretion of staff)
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shampoo and other personal hygiene items
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms
  • Room service
  • Daily inspection and cleaning of the bedrooms
  • TV in the bedroom
When should I arrive and leave?

Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 26th July. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.

Check-out will occur at 9.00am on Tuesday 30th July. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Tuesday.

How do I get to the accommodation?

The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.

Will I have to share my room/facilities?

The rooms are single, but bathrooms are shared.

How safe is the accommodation?

UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.

Can you tell me more about the chaperones?

Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration twice per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.

Are any meals included?

Meals are included. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.

Do I need a visa?

Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check

Do I need to provide any details in advance of my arrival?

Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.

What happens in the event of an accident or emergency?

A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.

House rules?

Registration takes place twice per day at the halls of residence:

Students must be present for each registration.

We ask that students are back on accommodation premises by 21:30 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.

Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration

Can parents visit or stay?

Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall itself as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

You may arrange your own accommodation but we cannot offer the programme only as a separate price. As such, full programme fees will be payable whether or not the accommodation is used.

Can I cancel my internship place?

You may cancel your place at any time. Cancellations of your place can be requested by emailing us at If you cancel your place 180 days or more before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 75% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 120 days and 180 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 50% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 90 days and 120 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 25% refund of the total programme fee. Programme places cancelled less than 90 days before the start date of the programme will receive no refund of programme fees.

Is there WiFi internet access?

There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.

Are the rooms air-conditioned/heated?

No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.

Can you arrange an airport pick-up?

We do offer airport pick ups/drop-offs for an additional charge. Please email us at or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss further.

Can I stay longer in the accommodation or check-in earlier?

We can arrange bespoke accommodation for an additional charge. Please email us at or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss further.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPSUMMER19 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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