The Young Doctor Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
23rd July - 1st August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

In Person Date Only
20th August - 29th August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

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Internship Overview

The Young 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, you will dive into the heart of life at a London teaching hospital, shadowing doctors and practising medical tasks that students would never normally be able to experience before medical school. 

Also available on the internship are immersive medical visits to the University of Oxford, and a pioneering digital health company.

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:

  • Experience emergency theatre at a London teaching hospital, via a reactive patient simulator
  • Shadow doctors on a simulated ward round
  • Stitch up wounds and take blood samples 
  • Examine real patients in a GP surgery
  • Use cutting-edge medical virtual reality technology

    Personalised Medical School Application Coaching:

    • Bespoke coaching on how to get into a top medical school: have your credentials reviewed by a medical admissions expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you gain admission into your first-choice university
    • Training on how to excel in the medical school admissions process: personal statements, interviews, 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 23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th 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 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; live suturing training by senior surgeons; take a patient’s medical history. Coaching on how to get into a top medical school.
          Work with doctors at a London hospital: experience emergency theatre with a reactive patient simulator; shadow doctors on a simulated ward round; examine patients in a GP surgery; take bloods; experience Accident & Emergency scenarios with virtual reality technology.
          Private networking with top doctors
          Experiences at The University of Oxford, a pioneering digital health company and some of London’s leading medical attractions.
          Personalised, comprehensive, career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
          Internship (without accommodation or meals)

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

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


          Day 1 - Enter The Internship

          Day 2 - Medical School Application Coaching







          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


          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          Day 2 - Medical School Application Coaching

          10.00amThe 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

          11.00amTrauma and Resuscitation

          - Dealing with major incidents
          - Basic life support and resuscitation
          - Learn to administer CPR

          12.00pmMedical School Applications

          - Choosing the right medical school
          - Building an outstanding medical school application
          - Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
          - See model personal statements

          1.00pmLunch Break

          2.00pmMedical 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

          3.00pmUCAT & BMAT Coaching

          - Interactive practice questions with live feedback
          - Compulsory tests for gaining entry into medical school

          4.00pmPreparation for Practicals

          - Overview of the live simulations on day 3

          4.15pmPanel Discussion

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



          10.15am1. Diagnostic Escape Room

          - Race against the clock to work out the diagnosis
          - Initiate treatment and save the patient's life

          11.30am2. Basic Life Support

          - Practise CPR on animatronic dummies
          - Work in teams through simulations
          - Learn a crucial skill for doctors

          12.45pmLunch Break

          2.00pm3. Patient Consultation

          - Experience patient consultation
          - Take a medical history
          - Receive instant feedback on your communication skills

          3.15pm4. Suturing

          - Practise stitching up wounds
          - Be observed by doctors and receive feedback

          4.30pm5. Interview Workshop

          - Undertake mock interviews with professionals
          - Receive personalised feedback and tips



          10.00amThe Ward Round

          - Care for patients with different medical and surgical problems on a simulated ward round
          - Experience what doctors do on a daily ward round
          - Review patients and deal with unexpected problems
          - Discuss test results with patients
          - Interact with multiple healthcare professionals

          12.00pmLunch Break

          1.00pmEmergency Scenarios

          - Handle simulated medical emergencies in theatre under the supervision of a senior surgeon
          - Advanced interactive experience with reactive patient simulator
          - Examine, treat and review a robotic unwell patient to see they are improving
          - React to changes in your robotic patient and new information in the simulation
          - Work with peers and take turns leading your team
          - Advanced clinical skills including blood taking and defibrillation

          3.00pmThe 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



          10.00amThe GP Surgery

          - Examine real patients
          - Take medical histories
          - Review pathology reports
          - Practise your patient communication skills
          - Experience the dynamic between GP and hospital medicine

          12.00pmLunch Break

          1.00pmThe 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

          3.00pmThe Review

          - Review what you’ve experienced in the hospital over the past 2 days
          - Coaching on key areas for improvement
          - Your questions answered


          - Half (5-day) interns depart


          3 Full DaysUniversity of Oxford & Digital Health

          - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Oxford students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
          - Experience-session with a cutting-edge digital health company
          - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in global healthcare
          - Understand why the UK is a global hub for medical research and practice
          - 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


          10:30amYour Pathway to Medicine

          - Career options for doctors of the future
          - Higher education 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


          1:30pmPersonal Statement Clinic

          - Construct an outstanding paragraph
          - Creating a 'winning' personal statement
          - Personal statement review and gain valuable feedback from doctors and admissions officers

          2:30pmInterview Workshop

          - Practise real interview questions under timed conditions
          - Receive feedback from experienced doctors
          - The STARR approach to interview



          MorningThe 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
          - Farewell speech by Internship Director

          2pmInterns Depart

          Venue & Dates

          University College London (UCL)

          July OR August 2021

          Programme Location

          UCL, University of Oxford, a London teaching hospital and other University of London premises. 

          Accommodation Location

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

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          You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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          Who Can Attend

          The Internship 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.

          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. 


          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. 


          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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